I Love Boobies Bracelets

I love them, as well as the entire "Save the Ta-tas" campaign. But then, I also loathe the word "breasts" so that's no surprise. When I hear "breasts" I think of people overintellectualizing and heaping seriousness on some random fleshy protuberances which are, I am full aware, *both* sexual and biologically pragmatic. I don't think you can separate one from the other with boobs -- it's not more important that they be sexual, neither is it more important that they be regarded as a food source for infants. I don't think that putting them on a pedestal, sexual or intellectual, has any point whatsoever, and I take them about as seriously (in their physical form) as my buttcheeks. They're pretty and squishy and fun to play with and, yes, they're attractive and if I had a kid they'd be useful. I don't understand why people, particularly women, feel so compelled to imbue them with greater profundity than any other body part, and I love that the boobies and tatas campaigns relieve them of their 24/7 seriousness. While breast cancer certainly *is* serious, it seems to me that boobs needed to be liberated from the semantics of a particularly nasty affliction.

And I certainly don't presume that someone with a "Save the boobies/tatas" bumper sticker would be ok with some disembodied **** in a jar of formaldehyde, unbothered by the death of the owner of said ****.
Originally Posted by CurlyToast
This!! It's all in the intention for me as to whether something is offensive or not.
At the breast cancer walk everyone had shirts like that 'Save the Boobies' or 'Save the Ta Tas'

Or my personal favorite: 'Save Second Base!'
Originally Posted by MysticSpiral
Not offended by any of those and I would wear the bracelet or shirt to work.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
http://public.fotki.com/jeepcurlygurl/ password jeepy **updated Aug 2014**
https://www.facebook.com/lifetheuniverseandtodd
Banned
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 41,043
Not offended at all...
I'm not offended either.

And apparently my school doesn't have any issue with it--One of my friends showed up at school in a neon pink tee that said Save the Ta-Tas on it the other day. Nobody said anything to her....

The only one I'm mildly offended by is "Save Second Base". In that case, I do feel that it is basically suggesting that a woman's boobs are nothing but play things.
Rock Chalk Baby!! If you aren't from Kansas, you just won't understand!

Dame Kenz Matilda Jayhawk-Rocksalt, heir to the family diamonds.
What a dumb campaign.

I don't find the word "boobies" to be anymore sexually explicit than "breasts." But breast cancer is a gravely serious matter. Why make a mockery of a serious medical condition that kills thousands every year...why try to make it something people chuckle about?

It only diminishes the perceived seriousness of the situation IMO.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

What a dumb campaign.

I don't find the word "boobies" to be anymore sexually explicit than "breasts." But breast cancer is a gravely serious matter. Why make a mockery of a serious medical condition that kills thousands every year...why try to make it something people chuckle about?

It only diminishes the perceived seriousness of the situation IMO.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I don't know, I have a serious medical condition and if everyone was so gravely serious about it all the time I think I'd kill someone.

Laughing about it is the best way to get through the day sometimes, IMO it doesn't take away from the seriousness of the condition and it can actually make it easier to deal with.

I think that was the point of the campaign.
What a dumb campaign.

I don't find the word "boobies" to be anymore sexually explicit than "breasts." But breast cancer is a gravely serious matter. Why make a mockery of a serious medical condition that kills thousands every year...why try to make it something people chuckle about?

It only diminishes the perceived seriousness of the situation IMO.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I don't know, I have a serious medical condition and if everyone was so gravely serious about it all the time I think I'd kill someone.

Laughing about it is the best way to get through the day sometimes, IMO it doesn't take away from the seriousness of the condition and it can actually make it easier to deal with.

I think that was the point of the campaign.
Originally Posted by Nej
LOL!
I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.
Not offended at all...I even bought my teenage son one, and YES he wears it to school...not a problem for me or the school!!
When I hear "breasts" I think of people overintellectualizing and heaping seriousness on some random fleshy protuberances which are, I am full aware, *both* sexual and biologically pragmatic.
Originally Posted by CurlyToast
I don't want to argue about the connotations that that word holds for you... But I think it's pretty easy to use a slightly more formal name without over-intellectualizing something.

Heck, "breasts" is a pretty fun word to say. It's a one-syllable tongue twister.

Last edited by Eilonwy; 09-13-2010 at 05:51 PM.
Boobs, boobies, breasts, bosoms, ****... whatever you want to call them are no different from any body part yet we treat them as if they need special censorship which increases the fascination (sexual or otherwise) with them, and makes them more of something kids want to know about.
If I walked around with a bracelet that said "I love skin" that also had smaller writing signifying that the bracelet was part of a fundraiser for skin cancer research no one would think twice about it's appropriateness. Not only that but the stretchy band with the slogan on it seems geared towards the teenager-- it's colorful, it doesn't take itself too seriously and it garners attention. Some may see this as bad, or deceitful marketing but I (as a seventeen year old) believe it would encourage deeper awareness in the young adult population.
I mean... honestly... what do you think your middle/high schoolers are learning about in science and health classes? This bracelet is about awareness, not anatomy.
_____________________________________
*************************************
Name: Amber
4 spectrum, fine/med strands, dense, low porosity, dark hair
Decision to go natural: mid-February 2010
Big Chop: August 22 2010
Newly Natural
I'm gonna hunt down a "save second base" t-shirt and BUY IT!!!!
What a dumb campaign.

I don't find the word "boobies" to be anymore sexually explicit than "breasts." But breast cancer is a gravely serious matter. Why make a mockery of a serious medical condition that kills thousands every year...why try to make it something people chuckle about?

It only diminishes the perceived seriousness of the situation IMO.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I don't know, I have a serious medical condition and if everyone was so gravely serious about it all the time I think I'd kill someone.

Laughing about it is the best way to get through the day sometimes, IMO it doesn't take away from the seriousness of the condition and it can actually make it easier to deal with.

I think that was the point of the campaign.
Originally Posted by Nej

I don't think it's really about any coping mechanisms you or anyone who suffers from these illnesses employ. It's about keeping it at the forefront of someone's research agenda. Other types of cancer aren't trivialized in that way. Just a type of cancer that (primarily) affects women. I don't see anyone wearing bracelets that say, "I love winkies" or "I love peepees" to promote prostate cancer research.

It all goes back to how women are objectified...and how parts of the female anatomy are regarded as toys and relegated to joke status.
3b (with 3c tendencies) on modified CG

What a dumb campaign.

I don't find the word "boobies" to be anymore sexually explicit than "breasts." But breast cancer is a gravely serious matter. Why make a mockery of a serious medical condition that kills thousands every year...why try to make it something people chuckle about?

It only diminishes the perceived seriousness of the situation IMO.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I don't know, I have a serious medical condition and if everyone was so gravely serious about it all the time I think I'd kill someone.

Laughing about it is the best way to get through the day sometimes, IMO it doesn't take away from the seriousness of the condition and it can actually make it easier to deal with.

I think that was the point of the campaign.
Originally Posted by Nej

I don't think it's really about any coping mechanisms you or anyone who suffers from these illnesses employ. It's about keeping it at the forefront of someone's research agenda. Other types of cancer aren't trivialized in that way. Just a type of cancer that (primarily) affects women. I don't see anyone wearing bracelets that say, "I love winkies" or "I love peepees" to promote prostate cancer research.

It all goes back to how women are objectified...and how parts of the female anatomy are regarded as toys and relegated to joke status.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I would agree with that . . . IF boobs weren't just as much fun for their owners as they are for the people playing with them (assuming, in that instance, that said person is not one in the same). I mean, I, as the proud owner of a set of tatas, appreciate and cultivate some good handiwork on the part of my SO. I'm not sacrificing anything when my boobs are treated like toys; quite the contrary, actually.

I'd also totally wear a "Save the weiners" t-shirt -- though that'd have to be for ED, or penile cancer or something, rather than prostate cancer, which is a separate thing. That the prostate has no cutesy nickname (of which I'm aware) seems more like an oversight -- possibly a lack of appreciation -- than a deliberate taking-serious of mens health issues.
Banned
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 41,043
I'm gonna hunt down a "save second base" t-shirt and BUY IT!!!!
Originally Posted by kayb
Love, love Cafe Press...
http://shop.cafepress.com/breast-can...399&OVNDID=ND1

http://save2ndbase.com/
http://save2ndbase.com/catalog/index.php
Love the Take Care Of Your Rack!
I'm offended by it.

I like boobs. So do, y'know, a lot of other people. But I think there are reasons to care about women's lives beyond the fact that women have boobs. If people disagree, they can wear bracelets that say "I love my walking sex toys." It's ridiculously misogynistic.

Not to mention that a lot of men get breast cancer, too. This isn't ovarian cancer or something.
Originally Posted by Eilonwy
I agree with this, completely.

I also resent the public fascination with breasts because as a small-chested woman (32A until last year, now 32B) I've been socialized to feel inadequate about my own. In high school, I dabbled in eating disorders and compulsive exercise because I thought the only excuse for having such small boobs was to be very, very thin. Obviously those are my own issues, but behind them is the same problematic sexualization of women that Eilonwy refers to.

Not to mention that the word "boobies" is, as others have said, infantilizing and demeaning.
2a, very fine, very thick, protein-loving, not especially porous. cg since july 2010.

cleanse: cj daily fix, vo5 vanilla mint tea
condition: marie dean anything, db pumpkin seed, cj curl assurance, cj beauticurls
style: cj beauticurls leave-in, cj curl queen, cj cccc lite, kccc, homemade fsg, db coconut & hibiscus oil, ecostyler
treatments: ss repairing protein, ss deeply decadent
techniques: icequeen, plopping, scrunching upside down, pixie diffusing
I also resent the public fascination with breasts because as a small-chested woman (32A until last year, now 32B) I've been socialized to feel inadequate about my own.
Originally Posted by Saroyan
I'm a 30B. If one of us gets breast cancer, we clearly don't need to be saved because we contribute nothing to the ta-taness of society.

Wearing one of these bracelets just contributes to the view that a woman is nothing more than her body parts, and if her body parts aren't attractive, she's nothing.

It's about SAVING LIVES, not saving "boobies."

Last edited by Verity; 09-14-2010 at 11:37 AM.
It's about SAVING LIVES, not saving "boobies."
Originally Posted by Verity

And sometimes, breasts must be removed to save a life. How are those women supposed to feel?
I also resent the public fascination with breasts because as a small-chested woman (32A until last year, now 32B) I've been socialized to feel inadequate about my own.
Originally Posted by Saroyan
I'm glad to hear that your eating disorder has gotten better.

I want to add that girls and women with large breasts tend to face a lot of sexual harassment aimed at their breasts. A lot of men really do see them as nothing more than walking sex toys, and this can lead to major body image issues. And don't forget that this can start as soon as a girl has developed large breasts, which could be around the age of 13. Plus, it's really difficult to find clothes that fit a figure like that.

Basically, unless you have medium-sized breasts, society will tell you that there's something wrong with your body.
What a dumb campaign.

I don't find the word "boobies" to be anymore sexually explicit than "breasts." But breast cancer is a gravely serious matter. Why make a mockery of a serious medical condition that kills thousands every year...why try to make it something people chuckle about?

It only diminishes the perceived seriousness of the situation IMO.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I don't know, I have a serious medical condition and if everyone was so gravely serious about it all the time I think I'd kill someone.

Laughing about it is the best way to get through the day sometimes, IMO it doesn't take away from the seriousness of the condition and it can actually make it easier to deal with.

I think that was the point of the campaign.
Originally Posted by Nej

I don't think it's really about any coping mechanisms you or anyone who suffers from these illnesses employ. It's about keeping it at the forefront of someone's research agenda. Other types of cancer aren't trivialized in that way. Just a type of cancer that (primarily) affects women. I don't see anyone wearing bracelets that say, "I love winkies" or "I love peepees" to promote prostate cancer research.

It all goes back to how women are objectified...and how parts of the female anatomy are regarded as toys and relegated to joke status.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I think that part of the reason there isn't other cutesy cancer gear is because no other form of cancer is quite as commercial as breast cancer.
Rock Chalk Baby!! If you aren't from Kansas, you just won't understand!

Dame Kenz Matilda Jayhawk-Rocksalt, heir to the family diamonds.

Last edited by kenzie!; 09-14-2010 at 02:23 PM. Reason: typo. Oops!
Nope, but I don't think it's appropriate for school.

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com