Saturday, July 16, 2011

Breasts and femininity

Recently, a friend of mine was complaining about breast cancer awareness event posters that feature ladies with huge boobs. I've seen a few of them around - they usually show some kind of antigravity-boobed pinup gal - and they're definitely disconcerting in a way they wouldn't have been before I had my breast surgeries.

As much as I'd hate to frown on anything that brings in more money for cancer research, could I gently ask that we stop trying to 'save the boobs', when cancer leaves most of us with scars, or one boob gone, or both boobs gone? Or are we only trying to save the boobs that are still in their original pristine state? I'd argue that what we're trying to save is the ladies.