You can read her final word on the Twitter pic incident here, but this quote summarizes the challenge that all full-breasted women experience: “For years I have struggled to accept the fact that the way I look in a tank top comes off more ‘sexual’ than a flat-chested woman.”
Ultimately, every woman standing in front of her closet must identify the message she wants to send with her clothing. If a full-breasted woman knows she comes off as more “sexual” than she wants in a certain article of clothing, she can find a way to tone it down. “Toning down” is not the same thing as “hiding”, although most of us probably find hiding to be the easiest solution. It takes thought and planning to figure out an alternative.
Frankly, I’m glad to have something to tone down. In the past, I would have traded places with a flat-chested woman in a heartbeat. Now, I’m happy with who I am (I simply want clothing that fits who I am).
I hope that Meghan McCain will write more about self-acceptance and body image in the future, but more importantly, I hope she will find a way to demonstrate in her clothing that she is a woman who knows how to use her sexuality without letting it overshadow the rest of her strengths.