Thursday, January 14, 2010

Why I Call Myself The Boob Nazi

*Note: I know that there are "boob nazis" out there who are adamant about breastfeeding. Don't send me an annoying and condescending email telling me I'm ignorant and naive and all about "real boob nazis."

I've gotten a few emails from people asking me WhyTF I call myself "The Boob Nazi." I guess I'll explain in a blog so that I don't have to keep telling people the same (lame) story. It's really nothing special. I mean, who isn't referred to as a "raptor of boobs" and who doesn't rip their hoodie open while screaming "HOW COULD YOU NOT?!?" on a regular basis? Okay, I just sensationalized it. That's part of the story, but it's not that funny. I just wanted to grab your attention. Did it work?

Anyway. I have huge boobs. I love my boobs. One day, a friend of mine wrote on my facebook wall saying, "You are like the raptor of boobs! You attack people who think their boobs are as big as yours." I was walking around while talking to a friend about this, and then all of a sudden, I unzipped my hoodie, threw back my head, and yelled, "Well, HOW COULD YOU NOT?!?!?"

That is where the name of my blog is from. The raptor of boobs stuck around in my head. I changed my name to "The Nazi of Boobs" for a little bit when I had to be almost completely anonymous. Then, I was watching an episode of Seinfeld with The Soup Nazi. I was like, Soup/Boob, they have the same vowel and b/p are the same except one is voiced! THEY SOUND THE SAME. THE BOOB NAZI. (At this point, I was unaware of the breastfeeding women.)

And that is how my name was born.

(You all know about my Jewishness and how much I love it. That's why I find that I can joke about it.)

I do realize that some people may be offended by the word "nazi." I get that. I personally am not offended by it.

However, you should also know that there is almost NOTHING in the world I take as seriously as the Holocaust and the horrible events in WWII. I hate the Nazis. I hate everything they did. I cry harder in WWII movies than I do in movies with handicapped people (which is saying a lot). I am obsessive about WWII and the Holocaust. I really want to go to the concentration camps in Germany.

Please, do not think that I take what happened during WWII lightly. Don't misunderstand when I use the word "nazi." DO NOT THINK I TAKE ANYTHING ABOUT NAZIS LIGHTLY. I'm not trying to make people forget about the horrific events that happened during the Holocaust. Do I think that my obsession with my boobs is anything comparable to the real Nazis??? NO. Did Jerry Seinfeld think "The Soup Nazi" killed others because of their race/religion/sexuality/deformations? NO. (Not that I'm comparing myself to Jerry Seinfeld haha)

If you knew me in real life, you'd know how passionately I feel about preserving the Jewish culture my family has come from. I've been to Israel. I've slipped notes into the Wailing Wall. I've seen the six stars there, each one representing a million Jews who died. I know the gravity of the situation.

It is just an homage to a pop culture image and a hilarious man.

(Also, I'm going back to not allowing anonymous comments. If you don't want to comment with your name, don't comment at all.)

Also, please notice that I'm holding a picture of a menorah in the picture on my sidebar. Here are other pictures of me lighting the first candle for Hanukah. Believe me, I take it seriously.

46 comment(s):

blueviolet said...

You couldn't have explained it better! I never even questioned the use of the word nazi. I knew there was no ill intent there!

I heart you!

The Boob Nazi said...

Thanks, and honestly, this post is really to just clear up any misunderstandings people have. I'd hate to have anyone think I don't respect the Holocaust and what happened. I'd be more embarrassed by that than my nickname when I die and go to heaven and get confronted by my relatives.

Aunt of 14 said...

I had to go back and read those anonymous messages you were talking about. Very interesting. Anonymous didn't seem very malicious or a "out to get ya" kind of person, but I do think that people need to get to know you before making comments like that. I can respect Anonymous's statements, they made good sense but I felt like they didn't know YOU. Well, at least they weren't being mean about it or anything! If they are offended, then they don't need to come visit you.

Aunt of 14 said...

And I never ever even felt like the word Nazi was offensive here from the day I started following you.

I think for me, "white supremacist" is way more offensive than "nazi" oh wait, I don't want anyone to come after me now! NM!

hanner said...

Meh, I agree with the majority of your readers. "Nazi" is just as acceptable as "fascist" and whatever (to me), since "Nazi" is just short for "Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei," and "Boob Socialist" or "Boob Nationalist" don't have that ring to it.

Then again, I tagged my family as "Aryan nation bike gang" in my FB profile picture and my (blonde haired blue eyed) sister got mad at me. I'm not really the paragon of sensitivity.

hanner said...

And, um, that wasn't supposed to be as flippant as it sounded. Hahaha.

Vanessa said...

Geez! I don't get on the computer all morning and all hell has broken loose on your blog...your boobs are popping out, you are being accused of being antisemitic and I can no longer leave you creepy weird anonymous comments.

Torgersons said...

I love how you developed your nickname.

MamaBear said...

duh! isn't it OBVIOUS? it's a spin on Soup Nazi - we say "No {insert object} for you! two years!" all the time at our house!

the people who didn't get this must be retards.

Ty and Jenny Robbins said...

I've seen you leave comments on some of my friends blogs and was curious what was with the name. Haha. In fact, that was the soul purpose for me coming to your blog today. The irony that you would have posted about this today.

Just so you know, my mother is German. My Opa (grandpa) was in Hitler Youth and my Omi (grandma)worked with the radios. Needless to say they were involved with the war. However, they don't have any Nazi beliefs. THEY might be offended by the term, but I'm not. The war is over. I realize it's all in good jest.

Jessica G. said...

I think you should change your name to "My magnificent chest makes yours look small and wimpy."

The Boob Nazi said...
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Jacob said...

caring about what others think is annoying.

AJ said...

Okay. I guess I don't understand how inflammatory the word Nazi is. I am not a Jew but have a lot of compassion for those who went through those trials. I read the book Night and cried for 3 days after I was done with it. I'm tearing up just thinking about it.

What if you were bullied? Would you be offended by Boob Bully? What about someone who was raped? Would it be inappropriate to use the term "rapist" ? I mean, I wouldn't but, I don't that I would be offended if it was used in a humorous way.

Defining nazi "derogatory term for a person who is fanatically dedicated to, or seeks to control, some activity, practice, etc."

In your case: claim to big boobs.

Yeah. I'm confused by the drama. But thanks for explaining it anyway.

The Boob Nazi said...

I'm sorry you think it's trivializing the Holocaust. I think we joke about horrific events, as I've mentioned before. It's totally a coping mechanism.
I joke about everything, especially things that I might find painful. It's what I do.

Shewi128 said...

Personally, I think everyone needs to stop being so f-ing sensitive. There has been so much suffering in the world that we can't catalog all of it and avoid a topic or anything that may remind someone of something or anything offensive.

GET OVER IT PEOPLE.

To me, I would almost love Boob Raptor more, but it would definitely take a lot more explaining.. like that story in a sidebar or something.

just call me jo said...

I commented on your previous blog post re:"...retard." You could read that concerning people's offense about "Boob Nazi." For heaven's sake,people, lighten up and quit trying to analyze every freakin' thing any one says. It's a blog, not the a State of the Union address. If someone is that peeved by such wording, then he or she shouldn't read the dang blog. Get a life and start worrying about things that really matter--what ever that cause might be for you individually. Sheesh! Life's too short for this craziness. Anyone with an ounce of intelligence would know your nickname came from the Seinfeld's soup nazi. Forge on and forget the flack.

Sue said...

Actually, I'm not offended, but I, too, like the Boob Raptor (which you thoroughly explained).

I am Stacey... said...

You commented on someone else's blog that I was reading the other day, and my husband happened to look over my shoulder, and he said, "Who the crap is the Boob Nazi?!" I thought it was awesome. At that point, I decided I needed to visit your blog, because you pretty much have the best blog name ever!

Brittany said...

well, that was alot of information, and now i feel... informed ;)

i think your name is funny and relatable and fantastically self-accepting. i don't know what the anonymous crazies said to you, but with SOOOOOO many women out there uncomfortable and hateful and self-conscious of their bodies, i can say Kudos to you- one big-boobied girl to another ;)

Rachel Sue said...

I like your name. I always have.

Oh, also you.

Just so you know.

samnhal said...

Do you say No boobs for you!...because really, you should. That would be awesome. I totally get it. and I will go to the concentration camps with you, because I'm obsessed with WWII and concentration camps too.

Kristina P. said...

So, I learned that there are people offended by Nazi from a message board I read. There was a HUGE thread about the word.

It did make me make sure that I know my audience when I use it, but honestly, I don't find it the same as "retarded" or "you're so gay."

I wouldn't use it around my Jewish boss, but it's in my vocabulary.

Wendyburd1 said...

I love your name and so never thought it was to offend! Ugh, went back to the evil site just to see if my comment was lambasted. Sadly I think they liked it. I have no idea what to say to that...people liking being referred to as jackasses? Strange. Also left a remark to that and told this awful Nikki who felt the need to say retarded like 15 times, to go read your post on the word!! Grrr!!

stewbert said...

Huh. I could have sworn I commented earlier ...

Boob Nazi = Soup Nazi. Both funny. Though I do like Boob Raptor, it just doesn't have the same ring.

and it's totally different than "gay" or "retarded."

Abby Q. said...

I commend you for putting your opinions out there. I always get paranoid when I write opinionated posts, because I get freaked out when people lambast me. So kudos to you, it takes a lot of confidence to take people's comments. And I don't think you're in the wrong with the nazi thing. Though I am surprised you haven't gotten comments sooner, because I know some people feel differently. Anyways everyone loves u, maybe 1 or 2 don't appreciate you like they should but keep on posting :)

The Boob Nazi said...

I don't think they were malicious or hate-filled or anything. It was just a debate.
They will continue saying retard, and I will continue saying Nazi. I had just hoped to raise awareness on my personal blog of the r-word. I used it myself when I was younger, so it's not like I'm claiming to be a high and mighty person. (I hope it didn't come off like that.)
I'm sad that my blog on "retard" turned into something completely different.

ChloƩ said...

i always feel special when the boob nazi leaves me a comment. because she has an awesome name and people just to need to chill the hell out! :)

KatOfDiamonds said...

I heart you BN!

Becca said...

To summarize what could be a really long comment: People need to relax, "Nazi" is different and less offensive than "retard," and the Boob Nazi is awesome.

kayla & tyler said...

haha wow, these comments are funny. and I agree with chloe and becca. people just need to calm down.

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

I love when a nickname has a fun backstory or in this case front story.

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Culture creates us. The word Nazi has become synonamous with stict, rigid -- whatev.

My boobs are not bigger than yours so I'm not too worried about a full frontal attack.

Karen said...

I get why some people are sensitive to the word "Nazi" but when I use it, which I often do, it's not intended to be offensive. It's intended to make a point.

Anyway...I'm glad you like your boobs. I'm trying to like mine. I'm sick of getting black eyes every time I go for a run.

Sell...Party Of 4 said...

Boob Nazi or not, I love you blog. I think that we need to get together, and see just who has the bigger boobs though! =)

Sarah said...

Some people are so sensitive!! I think your name is hilarious! I also think it fits even better having met you in person.

Malka Sabroe-JoHanson said...

Oh, I see. I love the Soup Nazi, saw the real guy on the Oprah show years ago and love is belief system. As you might know, by my name that I am Jewish and understand Seinfeld's and your play on the word. It is good not to 'forget' either.

Tina said...

....much after the fact, people get pretty up tight, no? Geez.

Ian said...

Ok - so you do have giant boobs. You aren't a Nazi, but in fact jew.

I am a jew as well. Welcome to the J Crew of the Nazi Rape Death Machine. Population 5. Meet my friends Daffy, Lee, Erin and a few others at my spot sometime ;)

We Jews don't point, we stare and snicker.

The Crazy Baby Mama said...

i just stumbled on your blog. and i love it. i also love that your boobs are as big as mine. (after two pregnancies and adventures in tandem breastfeeding, i' m now a 32 H. H as in Holy Shit.) maybe its a jewish thing :)

Misty Michelle said...

Just stumbled on your blog and am LMAO!!!! HAHAHA =)

Now Following you

~Misty

themrs said...

i'm pretty sure you may be the first jewish mormon i've ever met! i missed the whole point of this post didn't i?

buttryflowr said...

Actually, I am Jewish, and I am offended by your name. HOWEVER, I respect that you don't use it to offend people. Therefore, I respect you, maybe not your name, though. But that's okay with me and I love your blog!

The Boob Nazi said...

@Buttry I'm sorry! Growing up, I never knew people were offended by it. It just never crossed my mind. Okay, it didn't cross my mind until I was like, 23. I apologize.

The Boob Nazi said...

Also, please don't notice that the middle candle isn't lit on my menorah. Normally it is haha.

: ) Paula said...

Hopped over from TAMN's blog. I appreciate a girl whose girls make me and my girls look small.

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