The Battle of the Titties?

The Battle of the Titties?

A man sent me this photo wanting my take on this iconic moment in 1957.

The battle of the titties? Well my “take” must start with the actual story. According to Sophia Loren there was a party being thrown in her honor to welcome the new “Italian Bombshell” (She actually describes it that way from what I read.) And Jayne Mansfield saw the opportunity to let her boobies have the spotlight as well, hoping by flashing her nipples it would get her attention too.

Here is my take on this iconic moment in 1957:

In 1957 we saw the continued growth of bigger taller tail fins on new cars and more lights, bigger with more powerful engines and an average car sold for $2,749. The Soviet Union launched the first space satellite Sputnik 1. The music continued to be Rock and Roll with artists like “Little Richard”. The popular toys were Slinkys and Hula Hoops. The continued growth of the use of credit was shown by the fact that 2/3 of all new cars were bought on credit. Some of the areas that would cause problems later were starting to show South Vietnam is attacked by Viet Cong Guerrillas. Troops are sent to Arkansas to enforce anti segregation laws. Jack Kerouac’s famous book “On the Road” is released. Eisenhower was President, Nixon, Vice President.

Another foot note to this amazing year…

Rosalind Franklin was very ill, trying to make the most of her last year of life.

Rosalind Franklin (1920 – 1958)
She was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), RNA (ribonucleic acid), viruses, coal, and graphite. Although her works on coal and viruses were appreciated in her lifetime, her DNA work posthumously achieved the most profound impact as DNA plays a central role in biology, as it carries the genetic information that is passed from parents to their offsprings.

James Watson and Francis Crick get credit for determining the structure of DNA, but their discovery relied on the work of Rosalind Franklin. As a teenager in the 1930s, Franklin attended one of the few girls’ schools in London that taught physics and chemistry, but when she told her father that she wanted to be a scientist, he rejected the idea. He eventually relented and she enrolled at Cambridge University, receiving a doctorate in physical chemistry. She learned techniques for X-ray crystallography while in Paris, returning to England in 1951 to work in the laboratory of John Randall at King’s College, London. There she made X-ray images of DNA. She had nearly figured out the molecule’s structure when Maurice Wilkins, another researcher in Randall’s lab who was also studying DNA, showed one of Franklin’s X-ray images to James Watson. Watson quickly figured out the structure was a double helix and, with Francis Crick, published the finding in the journal Nature. Watson, Crick and Wilkins won a Nobel Prize in 1962 for their discovery. Franklin, however, had died of ovarian cancer in 1958.

The population was 2.888 billion

Current population: 7 billion

My how we’ve grown.

Back in 1957 this was a big deal to women. The “Who is the sexiest woman in the world?” contest. Hey, all women of the world…. go ask that dude or gal you’re banging… “Hey honey who is the sexiest woman in the world?” If the answer isn’t “You.” then you need to leave. So this contest is no longer of interest to most of us.

Now being a bombshell isn’t considered a great accomplishment. Most women with a brain strive for more. That’s not to say I think it’s wrong to make use of our sexuality to earn a buck now and then… I for one say hooray. I’ve done it. Worked for me.

But I never thought it was “cool” or made me special. It was merely an opportunity I took advantage of.

The fact that two women were attempting to make a career out of being remarkably beautiful by societies standards and both had huge tits… is not really of interest to me. (For those who want to talk about how Sofia Loren was a goddess and Jayne Mansfield couldn’t hold a candle to her… Ya, ok… but I still don’t care. That’s the point.)

Bombshells are awesome and great to whack off to. I love looking at gorgeous women, (including both of these women,) but I like to think I keep it in it’s proper perspective. A woman’s sexuality is incredibly powerful and a gift when used well. But this particular moment was meant to be an example of women being catty and attempting to one up each other for attention, which is beneath me so I’m changing the subject.

I thought you all might like to know what was going on in the world other than this moment at the time.

Anyone else have anything to add feel free.