Lawyer, social media influencer and model Meena Harris, niece of United States Vice President Kamala Harris, recently announced that she is taking ‘the monster off’ her body, referring to her bra. In a recent tweet, Meena said, “I hate bras so much now I don’t care if I have 5 mins between zooms I am taking that monster off”.
Meena’s proclamation rang true with several women on social media, many of whom commented on the tweet to express their solidarity. Among them was the Lebanese-American model and former adult actress Mia Khalia who wrote, “Negative Underwear. Most comfortable things in the world”. The tweet started a conversation among women and sundry bra wearers and many said that they had given up wearing bras since the pandemic.
I hate bras so much now I don’t care if I have 5 mins between zooms I am taking that monster off— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) March 18, 2021
Negative Underwear. Most comfortable things in the world — Mia K. (@miakhalifa) March 18, 2021
A Twitter user wrote that she had stopped wearing bras altogether since the start of the pandemic. “Despite their potential to do significant harm, my girls are restrained only by tank tops and camisoles. I’m just saying I don’t care if my DDs never see another underwire until I die. And pre-pandemic I wore an underwire bra every day. My shoulder pain is gone,” the user wrote.
Another wrote, “I’ve decided I’m just going to wear what men wead- undershirt and regular shirt. I can see their nipples all the time, it’s about time they get over mine. We’re all mammals”.
I've decided I'm just going to wear what men wead- undershirt and regular shirt. I can see their nipples all the time, it's about time they get over mine. We're all mammals.— JC Resident (@jcresident2020) March 19, 2021
I wore my underwire bra for the first time in months when I first went back to work and I vowed to never wear another one. I’m sports bra girl now. I hate them.— BringMeVeganSnacks (@_GingerWitch_) March 18, 2021
Yeah… despite their potential to do significant harm, my girls are restrained only by tank tops and camisoles. I’m just saying I don’t care if my DDs every see another underwire until I die. And pre-pandemic I wore an underwire bra everyday. My shoulder pain is gone.— Mitch McConnell’s reanimated turtle corpse tears (@peachyblue9) March 18, 2021
You know, if bras became a thing of the past and no longer considered 'necessary' for women to wear after this past year, I wouldn't mind one bit.— Katy (@TXPoliticsLover) March 18, 2021
Meena started a clothing company by the name of ‘Phenomenal Woman’ four years ago. The company sells t-shirts with socially and politically relevant messages and graffiti. In an August 2020 interview to WWD, Meena had said, “I want to work on building our Ambitious Woman collection and messaging.…The idea of Kamala being on a ticket for ambitious woman is something we should engage with more”.