(Closed) Breast Cancer Awareness Status Updates on FB

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you think the vague FB status updates help raise awareness for Breast Cancer?
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  • Post # 3
    Member
    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    No I don’t think they do anything. As a friend said – it’s insulting that it’s all a ruse to ‘confuse’ the guys – they can get and die of breast cancer too. I feel like it’s a teen ‘cool’ thing to do. I think it does a lot more when they say they just ran in one of the relay for life races, say how many years they or their loved one has been cancer-free, or post a reminder for everyone to do their montly exam. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I don’t really care either way. I don’t actively participate in the facebook cancer stuff, but it doesn’t particularly bother me if other people do. It’s just facebook.

    I got grief from someone about my “Save the Ta-Tas” tee shirt, because it is “immature” and “Is supposed to make teenage boys giggle instead of being serious.” Well, my breast cancer survivor aunt gave it to me for sponsoring a walk she did, so everyone who has anything to say about that can just bite me.

    Post # 8
    Member
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’ve lost a lot of FB friends over this crap. Maybe I’m missing something and I’d love to get clued in…but what does “awareness” actually means in PREVENTING anything?

    I was told by a family member that “Raising awareness makes people feel like they are doing something when they don’t have the time or money to actually give”

    THAT’S A BUNCH OF BULLSH*T.

    I’d rather SACRIFICE a mani/pedi, dinner out, new outfit, movie tix, whatever to GIVE to a cause or volunteer my time.

    A facebook status DOES NOTHING.

    Post # 10
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    People are very quick to get defensive on fb if they think someone is being passive aggressive. My page is very bland because it seems you can’t say anything without offending someone. I stick to posts about movies and the weather!

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