A young woman recently asked for opinions on Reddit after telling her father and brother they needed to wear bras when they visited her apartment. This is the full story.
She’s on Her Own
The Original Poster (OP) is a 23-year-old woman who recently moved out of her parent’s house and into her own apartment.
She’s Not Busty
By her own admission, OP says she has the smallest chest in her family. That includes her father and brother, who are both somewhat overweight.
A Relaxing Day at Home
During an unexpected visit from her parents and brother to her new pad, OP was lounging in her room.
She wasn’t wearing a bra since she had no plans to leave the apartment.
They Wanted to Chat
When her family got there, they wanted to sit for a while, have some tea, and chat. OP was down with all that, so they gathered around the table and started talking.
Her Clothes Were Fine
OP didn’t change her clothes, though, and thought the t-shirt and shorts she had on were just fine for a casual visit with her family.
Mom Wasn’t Happy
Before long, OP noticed that her mother was looking her up and down.
After a little while of this visual scrutiny, her mom told her to go change into something more decent.
She Was Uptight
OP knew where this was headed because her mom had always been uptight about staying covered up. She even wore a bra to sleep.
She Had Worn It a Thousand Times
OP reminded her mother that she had worn that exact same outfit when she lived with them, and it had only been a short time since she moved out.
Nothing had changed, and she wasn’t going to change her clothes.
She Pressed Her Further
But her mom was not hearing it, and she told OP it was inappropriate to wear “so little” clothing with men in the house.
OP pushed back again and said there was no reason she needed a bra when she was just lounging around with her family.
They All Turned on Her
To that, her mother said that OP was no longer a child and couldn’t get away with “swinging around” without wearing a bra.
OP’s dad backed up her mother, and even her brother said his parents were right.
Not Her Problem
But OP was having none of it and said she was not going to change her clothes just to satisfy her mother during a surprise visit.
They Needed Bras, Too
After a few more minutes of arguing back and forth, OP lost her patience with the whole situation.
She lashed out, saying that if she had to wear a bra in her own home because of her chest, then her father and brother would also have to wear bras whenever they visited.
She Hurt Him
OP immediately felt guilty because she could see she had hurt her dad’s feelings. Her mom stormed out and hasn’t spoken to her since.
He Was in the Doghouse
Eventually, OP followed up with her younger brother. He told her that he had supported their mom’s viewpoint mainly because she was already mad at him. He simply didn’t want to make the situation worse.
She Went Too Far
OP’s brother also told her that she had gone too far by insulting their dad. He thought she should have just put on a bra while they were there to keep their mother happy.
Redditors overwhelmingly supported OP in the stand she took with her mother. They agree that she should be able to dress how she wants in her own house, especially in the face of a surprise visit.
Some commenters offered some even more radical responses, such as changing into a bra to satisfy her mom, but then coming back out wearing nothing BUT the bra.
So, what do you think of this story? Was OP right for standing her ground with her mother and not putting on a bra or covering up in some way? And did OP go too far by suggesting that her dad and brother might need to wear bras ?
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The post She Chose Not to Follow Her Mom’s Conservative View on Women ALWAYS Wearing Bras! But When Her Defiance Led to Body Shaming Her Father and Brother, Did She Go Too Far? first appeared on Mama Say What?!
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