The internet is reeling after a rarely-seen diagram of the female muscular system went viral on Twitter.
The image features the milk ducts in female breasts, and it’s both an odd and rare sight for many, despite being a normal part of the average female anatomy.
The image has sparked mixed reactions online, some terrified and others fascinated.
I just realized I never saw a photo of a female muscle system. This is NOT what I imagined milk ducts to look like. pic.twitter.com/GBK6trgXF8
— Artist formerly known as Byeonce (@lemonadead) April 21, 2019
“I just realized (sic) I never saw a photo of a female muscle system,” the post was captioned.
“This is NOT what I imagined milk ducts to look like.”
Turns out the Twitter user was not alone in her dilemma, the post has been retweeted over 45,000 times, and has attracted almost 4,000 comments, many of which echo the same sentiment.
I DONT WANT BREASTS ANYMORE
— FARMING EQUIPMENT UPDATES (@chicknclit) April 23, 2019
Same. This made my skin crawl
— Keaton Fainter (@keatothecheetoh) April 23, 2019
No I really didn’t need to see this, hmmm the trauma!
— Ms_MashP (@MsMashP) April 22, 2019
Others saw the beauty in the image, pointing out they resembled flowers, and were really no stranger than any other part of the body.
“At first glance I thought someone had places some flowers there. Aren’t our bodies beautiful in their design?” asked one woman.
I don’t see anything wrong here. We have flowers!
— Jessica (@JessicaAnEarly1) April 24, 2019
Others pointed out that a lack of education and exposure around the female body is what prompts such violent reactions.
Maybe it’s only freaking people out because it’s not normalized because of the patriarchy showing us a man’s biology in class.
— Jasmin J (@meanyqueeny) April 22, 2019
Why are you all so insecure about this ?! Nearly half of the world populations breasts look like this ! Calm down
— MaryLu (@stumpf_lu) April 24, 2019
Looks like most of us had no idea what was going on under the surface.
Love it or hate it, now you know.
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