Controversy is busting out all over the United States thanks to a peculiar language choice. We’ve all seen those breast cancer awareness bracelets, right? Those little rubber pink bands that might have a little slogan on them, or say something about curing breast cancer? Well, Carlsbad, California-based charity organization Keep A Breast, which is designed to increase awareness of breast cancer among young women, is running into some issues with their choice of language. The use of the word “boobies” on their breast cancer awareness bracelets is getting them banned by school districts.
“We have an existing dress code that specifically states clothing, jewelry or accessories with sexually suggestive language or images is not allowed at school,” said Clovis Unified School District spokeswoman Kelly Avants. Clovis is one of many school districts that has banned the bracelets. Other school districts tell students to wear them inside out, so boobies aren’t visible, or remove them entirely.
I mean, this is for a great cause, so why can’t the school district look past the boobies and see the real issue? Are some kids just wearing them because they say “boobies” on them? Yeah, sure. Who cares? If you think kids aren’t saying/doing much worse things than breast-themed bracelets, you’re not paying attention.
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