For decades people have been associating the female body with sex. I mean, ankles? Really? But here’s why I think nipples are so unbelievably sexualized. (spoiler alert: not sex related)
I’ve never noticed this before but I was walking with my friend (granted I was wearing an abaya otherwise this wouldn’t be the situation, but that’s another topic entirely) and -some- men would first look at your face then their eyes automatically move down to your chest (what’s with that?? oh, I said not sex related) so if their instinct compels them to look down, shouldn’t their brains KNOW that boobs have nipples? I mean..
Arguably, some men are more of ‘an ass guy’ so they probably won’t look at your chest. (probably)
So, finally getting to my point: the sexualization of the female body may never end. And I believe that people -men- are afraid of nipples because they refuse to see women as more than objects, because if she has a tight top on, it’s cool. If she has a bra on, it’s cool. If her boobs are out but her nipples are covered, it’s cool. BUT WAIT A MINUTE, ARE THOSE NIPPLES? I HEARD THEY CAUSE EYE CANCER! OH GOD NO! PUT THEM AWAY!
Moral of the story: women are humans, not objects, and certainly not here for your sexual (or visual) pleasure. Get over yourself, pop your ego balloon and try to fit the fact women are equal to you in that tiny mind of yours, I’m sure there’s enough space there for it.