A woman whose rare condition means her breasts are two completely different sizes has told how she received creepy messages from men saying she showed them off to attract attention. attention.
Rebecca Butcher, 24, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, has Polish Syndrome, which means one breast is significantly smaller than the other – her right is a D cup, while her left is an A.
Polish syndrome is a birth defect characterized by underdeveloped pectoral muscles and webbed, sometimes short, fingers on one side of the body.
The condition is more common in men, with celebrities suffering from it such as Jeremy Beadle and Fernando Alonso.
Rebecca was cruelly teased at school due to her flat chest at the time, with her classmates horribly telling her she would ‘never find love’ and ‘no guy would want her’.
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Polish syndrome has never been a defining feature for Rebecca, rather something she’s learned to live with over the years.
However, growing up, she could never find another woman to talk to about her difficulties whether in real life or online.
This led to Rebecca posting an online video of herself speaking out about being a woman with Polish Syndrome and hoping others in her position will benefit from it.
She said: “Instead of hiding my condition, I decided to start a Youtube Channel in case other women or men have been through what I’ve had. “
“Instead of being laughed at, I received warm support and people told me they also had Polish Syndrome.”
Her video went viral and she was covered on various media platforms and made an ambassador for PIP UK.
Rebecca has found and connected hundreds of women around the world with Polish Syndrome and created a community that supports them.
Rebecca is often targeted by men on Instagram for hunting her breasts and claiming they only want her due to her Polish Syndrome.
She said: “Ever since my videos and stories came out, I have had men send me messages that specifically porn my breasts.
“I usually just block and ignore them because I have a boyfriend and then sometimes it escalates, luckily none of them have ever sent me an unsolicited nude photo.
“It doesn’t bother me too much because it’s happened many times and I just got used to it.
“But, obviously, as women, we don’t need to get used to that.
“We don’t have to say, oh, that’s normal.
“That shouldn’t happen normally.
A lot of women feel the need to have surgery when they don’t really want to, but I wanted to demonstrate that there is always a choice. “
“I’ve never been erotic for my breasts, so I’ve always tried, been confident and felt good about myself.
Rebecca previously explained: “When I was 16, I had a D on the right and an A on the left.
“One side of me is like a mountain, the other side is a small hill and being a teenager, of course it gives me a complication.
“I couldn’t buy bras that fit, people would tease and bully me and it felt like everyone was staring at me and I hated it,” she said.
Now she says: “I’m not trying to be sexual and I’m not doing it for the sake of getting attention from men or trying to seduce people with it.
“I’m just trying to raise awareness about it. And obviously, men see breasts and think it’s a sexual thing.”
Since Rebecca’s story was released, many people have used her as an example of why women shouldn’t have boob reconstruction surgery.
“Many people use my story as an excuse to hate women who have chosen to have surgery,” she said.
“They use my journey with Poland Syndrome as an example of why women shouldn’t have surgery or think I’m against surgery.
“I believe that people should be able to choose what they do with their own bodies and if a woman wants surgery she should do it.
“If someone chooses to have surgery because it makes them feel better, I 100% support their decision.
“Personally, I don’t want that to happen to me and I don’t tolerate people using me as an excuse to hate other women or their choices.
“A lot of women feel the need to have surgery when they don’t really want to, but I wanted to show that there is always a choice.
As women, we don’t need to get used to that.
We don’t have to say, oh, that’s normal. “
“If a person doesn’t want surgery, they shouldn’t be forced and if someone wants surgery, they shouldn’t be forced to!”
Rebecca’s story going live has dramatically improved awareness among women with Polish Syndrome.
“People are texting me to say they just read the article and they think it’s a great thing I’m doing.
“People who don’t have Polish Syndrome also text me and they say I learned something new today.
“So talking to people and sharing my story has certainly helped millions around the globe.”
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