Name and address supplied, Clunes.
I have a 14 year old daughter whose body, at this point, looks like the scantily clad woman on the show-ride mural in Brunswick Heads.
She has a slim frame and big breasts. She is a child and wants to run, jump off the bridge and swim with her friends.
We went swimmer shopping and nothing in K-Mart or Target fit. We then went to specialist swim ware shops. I was happy to pay $100 + for her to be a kid, and comfortable – not sexy: for a bit longer.
After a few failed attempts at finding a supportive swimsuit for a size 8 frame with large breasts, my daughter stated that ‘ I have big boobs, they are never going to fit in anywhere!’ The mural supports this idea; If you are big breasted, then you are just a sex object-objectified everywhere!
My daughters comment on the Brun’s Carnival mural was ‘that’s random, why are her boobs hanging out?’
My daughter and I eventually found swimmers that were age appropriate and allowed her to move, unfortunately the mural in Brunswick Heads continues to send the message that women should just ‘get their tits out!’