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I Love Boobies Bracelets Banned From School
In recent news there have been a few schools banning bracelets bearing the message, “I ♥ Boobies”.
I’m all for people raising money for breast cancer and realize the seriousness of the disease. I also enjoy titillating humor, but I don’t feel these bracelets have a place in a classroom.
The spokesman for the group says the bracelets target young people in an effort to educate them on the importance of this illness. I feel there are better ways to do this. Our health is important and shouldn’t be taken lightly but glamorizing breasts isn’t the best way to go about it. Young people should be educated on the importance of regular examinations.
One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. Clearly these numbers are worse and yet we hear very little about it. Celebrities aren’t holding telethons across all three major networks interrupting other programs to save prostates.
I seldom see people with blue ribbons in honor of men. People aren’t wearing bracelets with the message, “I ♥ balls,” which would also be inappropriate in a school. (I realize the prostate isn’t in the testicles but was trying to make a humorous comparison.)
So why are we more concerned about mammary glands than male reproductive organs? The reason is America’s obsession with breasts. It’s the same reason young women pay a lot of money to go under the knife to enlarge their endowment. It’s the same reason you can hardly find a bra without at least a quarter inch of foam pushing up our bosoms to make them appear bigger. Americans have an unhealthy preoccupation with boobs.
Third world countries don’t see women’s chests as something to leer at, to them they are simply what nature intended them: to feed babies.
I have known two men who died from prostate cancer. I only know one woman who had breast cancer and she is still living. More women survive mammary cancer than men after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Another point many have forgotten is that men can also get breast cancer. I doubt they want anyone referring to their chests as “boobies”.
I’m not trying to refocus anyone’s attention from breast cancer, it is a serious issue; we just need to realize that it isn’t the only cancer out there killing people. When you purchase that pink shirt or send money to help women and men who suffer from breast cancer how about also buying a ribbon or coffee mug for prostate cancer. Your father, husband, brother and sons will thank you for it.
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