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  •  Yeah, I don't find the bracelets, car stickers, (2+ / 0-)
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    Betty Pinson, Smoh

    etc. lewd. Just crude and unnecessary. Though I know many with breast cancer who wear or display the slogans.

    You are right, much like the yellow "support the troops" ribbon magnets people put on their cars don't help support the troops they only help support the makers of the magnets.

    But I do believe everyone has the right to put whatever they want on anything and wear and display it.

    And I call bullshit on the 7 words you still can't say.

    Tracy B Ann - technically that is my signature. If I had Bill Gates money, I'd buy Detroit.

    by ZenTrainer on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 11:14:16 AM PDT

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    •  Support the troops was code at the time (1+ / 0-)
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      for Support the Warmongers and the Military-Industrial Complex. Never actual soldiers with, like, armor, or their families with, like, Food Stamps, or veterans, with, like, disability care.

      Doesn't some of the revenue from I ♥ Boobies go to cancer research? Why, yes, Google tells me it does!

      i love boobies! is KAB’s [Keep A Breast Foundation's] signature breast cancer outreach and awareness program. We want to remove the shame associated with breasts and breast health, and this message represents our positive approach to breast cancer dialogue. The program resonates with young people, and encourages them to be open and active about breast cancer prevention…Revenues from i love boobies! cause merchandise has allowed KAB to broaden its reach and provide grant money supporting important studies.

      Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

      by Mokurai on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 12:25:51 PM PDT

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      •  Pink ribbons were originally for mammography (2+ / 0-)
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        ZenTrainer, La Gitane

        They were originally pushed by Susan G Komen and the mammography industry.

        Those who promoted it then were making a nifty profit, both from the ribbons and investments in GE and other corporate stocks.

        Research today shows that screening mammography was oversold to the public.  It hasn't reduced breast cancer mortality, but it has resulted in over diagnosis and over treatment of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, but never really had it.

        Money is property, not speech. Overturn Citizens United.

        by Betty Pinson on Mon Mar 10, 2014 at 01:11:04 PM PDT

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        •  Agree with everything you have said (0+ / 0-)

          And I certainly don't think that "I love boobies" takes the "shame" out of breast cancer. It is incredibly demeaning; could there be a similar "I love pancreas" campaign for pancreatic cancer? No, because it's not about the cancer. It's about being provocative and making money by, once again, objectifying women's bodies.

          Ugh. This has been getting on my nerves for a very long time and I'm glad I've finally found like minds.

          Money should be treated like any other controlled substance; if you can't use it responsibly then you don't get to use it.

          by La Gitane on Tue Mar 11, 2014 at 12:56:46 AM PDT

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