Discussion in 'Other Conversation' started by Lindina, Oct 16, 2010.
Well, I have to say that I hate it when Breast Cancer uses things like "boobies" or facebooking the color bra you are wearing or where do you leave you purse and phrase it "I like it...." Not into it.
Officials, he insisted, "were taking it in an immature way."Of course they were! How many boys would be more than willing to buy a bracelet that said, "I <3 Boobies" just to have a bracelet that says it? I highly doubt a large # of boys wore it to truely support breast cancer alone. I believe most thought, "HAHA, boobies...teeheeee...boobies...teeeheeeee....I <3 boobies..." If you want to truely support it, then get a bracelet that has a pink ribbon on it, or a pink bracelet or something (after all, "real men aren't afraid to wear pink"... lol...bought DH a shirt that said that once only it said "Tough Dad's aren't afraid to wear pink") Support it in a mature way, instead of breaking rules to do it. If your breaking rules, is it really doing the survivors and fighters a great service?? Obviously, if the two teachers who have had it hit them, or close to them, are objecting to the reference...chances are it's not doing them a favor. Sheesh.
Megan took the words right out of my mouth.
I saw some sexy bras in the teen section of WalMart. They were pink, push up, and had pretty lace around the edges. One cup had the pink ribbon on it. As far as I am concerned, that was too much. As it is, I have a problem with young girls wearing push up bras.
I agree Megan and with you Patty.
a bit off topic, but I noticed a few weeks ago that several NFL football players wearing pink gloves and shoes, and I thought that was well done. I wish more could be done like that instead.
Yes! I really loved that idea!
I realize suddenly that I'm in the minority,but I think anything that makes young people notice a "grown-up issue" and take it seriously can't be a bad thing. so what if it says boobies? in my g-mother's day, you couldn't say "pregnant". I think it's great that this particular teenage boy sees that breasts are actually not just a plaything!
Leissa (I have an aunt Lisa, by the way...just off topic. lol I think of that everytime I see your name on a thread. lol), It's hard to tell whether they see it as a "grown-up issue" or not. I think it really could be a "fall back" for some boys. Sort of like a, "Hey, I <3 boobies! If anyone notices it, then I support breast Cancer, and if they don't.....I still <3 BOOBIES!!!" It would be nice to see a teen boy take a serious interest, it really would. It's just hard to tell whether he was serious or not. Again, IMO, if he really wanted to support it, he would have done it in a way that did not hurt the feelings of the two present teachers who live/lived with it. :/ It's a tough call, really.
Yeah but pregnant is not a slang word. I don't know...I'm not sure how to say what I mean. I am never one that believes the ends justify the means. I just don't share your opinion. However, I'm not sure you are in the minority over all...the slogan does exist. So I am sure they all thought something similar. I am just still not into it. I just don't see how this is helping breast cancer anyway.
My mom has breast cancer and she would not be offended. We cannot always judge things by who it may or may not offend. However, I still find it silly. lol. My mom does not care for the remarks too much but isn't all up in arms about it. However, I will tell you this...it was VERY hard for her to loose her breast. It was hard for her emotionally how she sees herself as a woman. While, she did not think much of that and this issue...I think it's kinda in the wrong spirit for all those who have had mastectomies. Maybe I'm coming out of left field.
I am not offended by it as much as I can't stand that Breast Cancer is turning into this slang breast thing. I wouldn't let my kids wear that silly band.
I agree the whole focus seems to be on breasts rather then the cancer that affects them. And like Ava said how is this message effecting people who have had masectomies.(By the way I am sorry for your mother and the pain your family must be or is feeling Ava).
The loss of a breast is sad, scarey and the bracelet is sending more of a message glorifying breasts rather then let's protect people from getting breast cancer. Why can't someone come up with a catchy and intelligently gripping slogan instead?
Like.. Let's Keep a Breast of Cancer.. or something.
ok, seeing it from the perspective of someone who has lost a breast(who I'm sure loved her breasts,as well) I think I can see the insensitivity of a bracelet with that wording. Thanks for opening my eyes to the other side. I stand gratefully corrected.
I don't know how much of the money from the bracelets goes to cancer research but I still wouldn't want my kids wearing one of them. Crystal, my 17 year old daughter, is a two year cancer survivor. Hers was thyroid. We support Relay for Life and Crystal walks laps all night long on the night of our area's walk, but I still wouldn't want her wearing a boobie bracelet.
I'm sorry, I'm still rofl at the idea of high school boys wearing a bracelet saying "I <3 Boobies". I find the whole thing highly amusing. Oh, I might add that when I read this to Carl, his response was, "Where can I buy one?" Sigh.... He's sometimes as bad as a ninth grader!
(Oh, btw, I do think the boy in the article had was wearing it seriously, not as a joke. But I wonder how many of his friends are doing it as a joke, and not with a serious intent.)
I will admit it reading it made me laugh.
I really don't care if the boy was serious or not...I think it's a silly slogan and I keep seeing Breast Cancer using things of this nature...kinda ridiculous. I am not saying they should not..just saying it's not my cup of tea.
I'm typically a BIG prude. I mean, HUGELY prudish! I won't even let my sons wear cute little onesies that say things like, "Hide your daughters" because I find those offensive.
Yesterday I did the Making Strides walk. Teams had all sorts of T-Shirts that, under normal circumstances would have made me cringe. They said things like "saving second base" and "hakuna my ta-tas" and "boobie brigade" (those were the fire department shirts). These shirts were worn by women, men, and kids.
There was a team of Hooter Girls that had shirts that said "Hope for Hooters".
A member of our team made 'boobie bagels'.
I thought it was all just fine and dandy. Heck, the starting line was draped with pink bras, probably a hundred of them. The survivors who walked had on just as 'offensive' shirts as anyone. I'm sure they have new appreciation for their breasts, especially if they lost them in the fight.
I loved it all. The blunt passion was astounding. The jokes made the whole emotional event easier to bare. I would happily let my sons wear a I <3 Boobies bracelet!
On the other hand, a school dress code is a school dress code and should be followed. But that's another plus for homeschooling, a dress code that is flexible in the right spots and stringent in the rest
I couldn't agree more!
Would you be ok if it said I <3 Breasts instead? Boobies is fun and something that adults often use with children (I prefer proper names myself). If buying a bracelet gives money to cancer research just as buying a pink ribbon does...then why not? It's like buying a daffodil pin at Easter, a poppy for Rememberance day etc in my opinion....it makes people think...
You know what...I couldn't give two hoots about this really. I only said that I am not a fan of the direction Breast Cancer Awareness is taking. That's it. My mother has breast cancer she is not offended by this stuff...so who am I to say anything.
And to answer your question...no I would not be okay if it said I <3 Breasts either. Not because the word is offensive but because as I stated I am not a fan of this direction of "marketing" for breast cancer awareness. The idea of it is not lost on me. I get it. I can even see how people think it's cute. I can certainly not protesting it. I just don't care for it...that's it...that simple. I am not up in arms about it.
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