What do teenage boys have to do with breast cancer? As part of a nationwide campaign to raise money for breast cancer, keepabreast.org produced brightly colored rubber wristbands that read “I ♡ Boobies“, which our teenage boys are wearing. Very happily.
Earlier this week about 30 High school students in Fresno California had their “I ♡ boobies” bracelets confiscated by their school principal who said “they were degrading to women.” They have since been returned and a written statement from their School Board reads:
“Students are allowed to wear the bracelets as they are not a violation of the district/site dress code. In fact, many of our school sites already participate in cancer awareness activities.”
This afternoon a 12 year-old boy at my cash register very proudly showed me his collection of brightly colored “I ♡ Boobies” bracelets.
“He spent all his pocket money buying them,” his mother told me. “$4 each.”
While I agree with the school principal, I also think it’s a clever way to raise money for breast cancer awareness.