On the one hand: boobies. Of a First Lady even. And this First Lady in particular. But on the other hand: I find it oddly asexual. Not that it’s supposed to titillate but that’s a gorgeous woman with a beautiful body – surely it ought to affect me in some way other than a clinical appreciation of the photograph itself? I mean, I’m looking at her and thinking, those are great proportions like I’m some kind of jaded runway coordinator who’s inured to naked models. Maybe watching too many raunchy Bollywood videos lands you in the same place.
Also, why is it more acceptable to show your breasts than your vagina? I understand why men cover their penises – it’s all out there in plain sight and they have a distressing habit of judging each other on it. But women? It’s all neatly tucked out of sight. So what’s the problem?
If it came down to it, I’d rather cover my breasts. I could always cross my legs. However, I somehow doubt anybody’d offer me $4,000 for it.