Breast Cancer Awareness on Facebook! :)

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@PinkElephants21:  How is it about awareness, especially when approx. 50% of the population is purposely excluded?

I have a few problems with this ‘game’ and I know others who feel the same.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@PinkElephants21:  This is out of date. I’ve seen this one before, I think last year.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Stuff like this grates me.. Changing my avatar will not make less children get abused. Posting my bra color won’t get women the mammograms they need. Posting a ribbon will not bring troops home/end autism/stop domestic abuse/prevent animal cruelty/whatever.

And realistically, how many people are not aware of breast cancer? I think “Awareness month/week/year/whatever” is totally pointless. People know about breast cancer. People know to get mammograms.

Call me a spoil sport if you want, but stuff like this doesn’t make anyone less at risk, more aware or safer than they were sixteen seconds ago. If there is anyone who has gone, “gee, people can get cancer in their breast area?” from one of these “awareness” games, I’ll eat my husband’s underwear.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Hyperventilate:  That’s one of my issues with it.  I wrote a longer post earlier, but WB stopped loading and it was lost.

It also started with the bra colour.  When you have women being prevented in participating in an ‘awareness’ game because they actually had the disease it’s really lost it’s point and can be harmful rather than supportive.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@AB Bride:  It just rustles my jimmies when people post this sort of stuff and proudly go, “I’m spreading awareness!” or, “I’m helping!”

No. No you’re not.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Hyperventilate: “Stuff like this grates me.. Changing my avatar will not make less children get abused. Posting my bra color won’t get women the mammograms they need. Posting a ribbon will not bring troops home/end autism/stop domestic abuse/prevent animal cruelty/whatever.”

 

EXACTLY!!! Stuff like this reminds me of the Likes Don’t Save Lives UNICEF campaign from Sweden.

 

You know what I always wonder–how many people who “support” breast cancer “awareness” actually do their montly breast exam? That’s free and something every woman should be doing.

 

Encouraging women to do self-exams (or mammograms if they are older) in October would be much more useful in terms of raising awareness of the fact that we should examine our breasts on a regular basis than posting bra color or some random string of words on Facebook.

It’d also be nice to see free mammograms being offered more widely for the underserved.

Then again, I think this whole ‘breast cancer awareness’ thing is a hoax and boils down to a huge marketing strategy.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@just_deal_with_it:  Reminds me of all of the Susan G Komen shit and how foul the whole company turned out to be. They market “Breast Cancer Awareness” but it’s purely for profit, considering a pittance of any money they made actually went towards anything cancer related.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

This is from last year. The bra color one was the year before. And the year before that was where you put your purse when you get home (meant to sound like where you like to have sex – ‘I like it in the dining room table’ etc).

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Instead of putting up a little status why not post something like to sign up for monthly reminders to do a self exam at  http://www.checkyourboobies.org . I signed up and now I get a nice little reminder email every month to do my self exam!

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