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~The Problem with “No Bra Day"~
So I missed the memo, but apparently October 13th was "No Bra Day” a day dedicated to raising awareness and funding about Breast Cancer.
Women post selfies with the hashtag #NoBraDay to spread the awareness. Women around the world, including celebrities like Selena Gomez. Sounds like a cool idea right? Well, the day did not go over too well.

Here’s why:

Instead of bringing about awareness, it caused the sexualization of breast cancer.

Women on Twitter took to the social media outlet to explain why it was wrong.

Let’s also remember this is a painful reminder for women who have had their breasts removed because of cancer.

Let’s remember. Breast Cancer is a big deal. A serious problem. And if we make light of that, using it only to create a campaign that makes women feel “sexy” then we are missing he point.

What do you think? Helpful holiday or terrible way to go about a horrible disease?

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@nicolejb @BiblioLady free ice cream and mammogram day! That's something I could get behind. It's all inclusive too. Women aren't the only people who get breast cancer (cis men, trans men, genderqueer folks), while the no bra day campaign pretty much only targets one group
Totally @shannonl5! I was thinking the same thing! Not all people that get breast cancer wear bras!
Yeah, it was kinda like "what's the point?" @EasternShell :( maybe they'll think of a better idea in 2016?!