Keep-A-Breast

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Registered: 07-11-2006
Keep-A-Breast
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Mon, 08-23-2010 - 1:43pm

Putting another spin on the controversial "I Love Boobies" campaign for breast cancer research.

My gut response is that it perpetuates the breasts as beautiful sexual adornments concept. Is it just me?

While we all know that breasts are sexual in our culture, we also know that the sexual bits have had a negative impact on breastfeeding acceptance. So in a way, it is not a good campaign as far as breastfeeding goes. KWIM?

http://www.wristbands4awareness.com/product_kab_BoobiesBandPack






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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-2010
In reply to: nisupulla
Thu, 08-26-2010 - 12:28pm

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Nope, not just you, I agree.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2010
Sun, 11-21-2010 - 12:53pm

The emphasis should be on saving lives, not just breasts. I think the I heart boobies campaign was created to reach out to the younger generation. The emphasis today is on looks and image, more than ever before. People don't want to think about cancer or death. Many people fail to understand that a woman would gladly give up a breast, in order to stay alive. Also, some women don't even want reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy.

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Registered: 10-01-2010
Sun, 11-21-2010 - 3:23pm

welcome

Welcome to the debate board Tiffany! It's wonderful to see you posting here and I hope that you will stick around and post more often.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-27-2010
Fri, 11-26-2010 - 7:01am

I wish they would join the two - so that people understood how much BFing can do to help reduce the BFing rates.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2008
Fri, 11-26-2010 - 3:13pm
"...BFing can do to help reduce the BFing rates."

I assume you mean breast cancer rates, not BF'ing rates, right?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-27-2010
Sat, 11-27-2010 - 7:49am

Ummm yep.