At least, I know for a fact he hates the “I love boobies” bracelets which are all the rage these days with high school students. I’ve heard his rant about them a few times in person, so I was glad he finally blogged about it so I could use this sensationalistic blog title– I’ve been dying to use it:
I HATE THE “I LOVE BOOBIES” BRACELETS!!!
I hate them.
I’ve pulled them off 10 year-old boys on my soccer teams, called out guys in our high school program for wearing them, and questioned girls who walk proudly with them on- the latest of which was earlier today.
NO, IT’S NOT ABOUT BREAST CANCER.
No 16 year-old dude is wearing a bracelet that says, “I love boobies” because his mom has breast cancer. That guy didn’t do the breast cancer walk or raise money for breast cancer awareness and if you ask him to give you $10 to fight cancer and skip the bracelet, you’d raise no money. He will happily check your breasts for suspicious lumps however.
My grandma lost one of her breasts to cancer. She was a breast cancer survivor. We constantly teased her for leaving her foam “replacement” boob everywhere. “Grandma you left your boob in the kitchen again”. I can’t imagine in a million years wearing a bracelet that says, “I love boobies” around my grandma who only had one. Maybe I should have bought her one that says, “I love boob”.
I was in vegas this summer for 5 hours on our way to Idaho and asked this teen guy if I could take his pic in circus circus. Read the location as an intentional pun on this stupid pic.
Look… at least he has one that really says it… “I love your boobies”
He has a point. Certainly, they are all over the place and the people raising money are clearly using the word boobies to get boys to buy bracelets which allegedly help raise money for breast cancer research.
I think this is worth talking about with our students.
I’m pretty sure that young men and boys just love boobies and enjoy the opportunity to have a reason to declare it publicly.
Plus, the word “boobies” is fun to say. Just ask my 7 year old.
My only real thought
I’m glad Lance Armstrong’s bracelets didn’t say, “I love testes.”
Now that would be awkward.