Now when Whitney Zelig stepped out onto the streets of New York with a hidden camera strapped to her chest she had more than one intention.
She wanted to highlight just how many people ogle her breasts but also she wanted to raise awareness about breast cancer.
Through a short movie that Whitney shot with the help of her brother, Chris, she makes a clear point:
"Ladies don't forget to check out your own breasts too."
As powerful as her message is, I wonder how many of the pedestrians were embarrassed to see themselves and their wavering eyes on the viral vid.
Meet Whitney Zelig.
via: YouTube/ Chris Zeligtwenty-nine-year-old Whitney lives in New York. After becoming aware of how many people ogle her chest on the daily, Zelig decided to make a statement by walking around Manhattan with a hidden camera.
Woman's breasts are constantly the subject of attention.The sexualization of the female breasts has had a detrimental effect on how some women view their lady lumps...
Being embarrassed can be dangerous...Women have been made to feel uncomfortable in their own skin, in their own bodies.
It's important women regain breast confidence.Simply because, by being comfortable with their breasts, they will feel comfortable checking for lumps.
1 in 7 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. every year.
via: Shutterstock.The earlier a woman is checked, the better a woman's chances are to be treated and survive.
It's important women get to know their breasts.Checking for lumps is a simple and effective way to check for cancer in the breast.
This October is breast cancer awareness month.
Many people are wearing pink for the cause.
We are doing at pink out at this weeks football game in support of breast cancer awareness month!!! Wear your pink and show out❤️— Jacob Westover (@Jacob Westover)1571779124.0