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Facebook Friday hopes to demystify Facebook for you and comment on trends, rules, and usage. Although I can’t promise to do this every Friday, I will make an effort.
If you have been on Facebook this week, you have probably seen random women posting “I like it on..” updates for their status. Why? Apparently, it is supposed to raise breast cancer awareness. I received several messages stating this:
Remember the game last year about what color bra you were wearing at the moment? The purpose was to increase awareness of October Breast Cancer Awareness month. It was a tremendous success and we had men wondering for days what was with the colors and it made it to the news.
This year’s game has to do with your handbag/purse, where we put our handbag the moment we get home for example “I like it
on the couch”, “I like it on the kitchen counter”, “I like it on the dresser” well u get the idea. Just put your answer as your status with nothing more than that and cut n paste this message and forward to all your FB female friends to their inbox.
The bra game made it to the news. Let’s see how powerful we women really are!
REMEMBER – DO NOT PUT YOUR ANSWER AS A REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE, PUT IT IN YOUR STATUS!!! PASS THIS TO EVERY FEMALE YOU HAVE ON FACEBOOK
Why is this ridiculous? (Besides the spelling and grammar errors.)
- The statuses do not talk about breast cancer. Getting men to wonder what women are talking about is the OPPOSITE of awareness.
- By forwarding this message only to women, it reinforces the idea that breast cancer is a woman’s issue and shouldn’t be discussed in the company of men.
- Men can get breast cancer. It’s not nearly as common, but it does happen.
- What do purses have to do with breast cancer anyway?
Instead of posting a coy reference to my bra or purse, I’m going to post a couple of links about breast cancer.
Learn About Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer and the Breast Self Exam
Foundations / Fundraisers / Awareness
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
Comcast Join the Fight
Breast Cancer Awareness: Women Tired of the Pink Campaign
9 Marketing Strategies from the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Campaign
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What do you think about Facebook Friday? Do you know anyone who has suffered from breast cancer? How do you think awareness should be raised? Let me know in the comments below.