Boobs: the Bold, Beautiful and Record-Breaking
Hats off to ABC News for recently producing a hard-hitting special report on a subject near to our (and most women’s) hearts: breasts.
First, we meet Sheyla Hershey, who like Martin Luther King Jr., has a dream. She believes in boobs — bulbous, gigantic, sort of freakish, novelty boobs.
The 28-year-old Houston woman has undergone eight separate surgeries to achieve her current FFF size and recently made it into Brazil’s version of the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest breast implants.
Despite the medical risks of accumulating scar tissue and shoulder and back stress from lugging around roughly four quarts of silicone, Hershey says she still isn’t satisfied with her implants and “has a dream inside” of going bigger. Unfortunately, the state of Texas caps implants at 1,000 cubic centimeters of silicone in each breast.
On the flip side (as ABC strives for balance), there are legions of women for whom the pain and embarrassment of large breasts is a nightmare, leading over 100,000 women a year to get their cup sizes reduced. The verdict? ABC frames it as, “Sometimes when you get something you hoped for (like big breasts), you find out it’s not as great as you thought.” But what if you find out it is? We’re just saying …