The fidget spinner trend is drifting into totally new territory. The ubiquitous toy, which was designed to help youth stay focused, has morphed into something completely unexpected: pasties with a feminist message. A UCLA graduate has reimagined the fidget spinner as "Fidgetiddies." No, this isn't fake news nor is it a joke. It's actually really awesome, too. Stay with me.
They look like boob fans — as in, those devices that cool you off — or something Katy Perry would wear while performing on tour. They also remind me of some sort of PG-rated sex toy.
Manuela Torres-Orejuela, 22, posted the nipple cover spinners on her Instagram, acknowledging that her creation is sort of... odd. She even stated in the caption that she made something that no one asked for.
Despite the Fidgetiddies not being a "by request" item, they are still mesmerizing, actually serve a helpful purpose, and celebrate Torres-Orejuela's personal philosophy about body positive femininity.
The creator told Glamour, "I have ADHD and anxiety so the toy genuinely brings me peace and joy. I even decorated my graduation cap with fidget spinners for my UCLA graduation last month and it was a big hit with kids."
How did she get from her graduation cap to… breasts?
She continued," Since I used velcro to make the spinners stick on my cap, I ended up playing around with other places to stick them. Since I am a gender studies major and a vocal body positive feminist on my social media, it came naturally to me to put them on my breasts as an ironic and playful way to subvert patriarchy."
High fives all around, girl! Torres-Orejuela even posted a video detailing how you can make your own clever nipple covers on Twitter.
I'm fascinated by these nipple plates of sorts and I love her source of inspo. Thanks to Torres-Orejuela, Fidget Spinners should see their 15 minutes extended.