This is one of my favorite photographs of all time. It’s Brandi Chastain at the 1999 World Cup. This is instantly after she scored the winning goal for the United State’s to win the cup. Shortly after she scored the goal she pulled her jersey off and fell to her knees and cheered. In an article Chastain mentioned how she doesn’t even remember why she did this but it just happened. This photograph ended up being one of the most controversial photos of all time. The tabloids and media sources outraged with stories regarding this photo. Everyone was talking about how Chastain took her shirt off more than how the U.S. soccer team won the World Cup. This photo also shows how the media tend to focus women as a sex symbol or relate anything they do sexually rather than their accomplishments.
If this photograph doesn’t make you smile then you need to get your facts straights. This picture means so much to me. It makes you realize that there is still real love in this world. In today’s age divorce is common and staying together is rare. It shows me that you can’t expect yourself or your significant other to make up the relationship. It’s you and your partner who have to love each other and even if that means fighting. Relationships aren’t rainbows and butterflies, you have to compromise, fight, make up, and realize that you made a promise with your partner when you married them. This photograph shows me that real love is still out there.