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As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This is the month where all of our packages at the grocery store turn pink and when everyone starts wearing the pink ribbons to show support. The awareness is great, it brings a lot of attention and funds to a very important cause.
Boobs are great. There’s no denying it. They come in all shapes and sizes, they feed the future generation of children, they’re just great. But there’s something else that even greater than boobs; the woman who owns them.
Breast cancer is not just about saving breasts. It’s about saving the woman who has become sick. I like the way the “I love boobies” bracelets bring awareness to the cause, but I don’t like that they focus solely on the breasts. I think back to cases like Angelina Jolie’s, who decided to get a double mastectomy after discovering that there was an 80% chance for her to developing cancer. The headlines following this decision were focused on how the loss of breasts would affect her status as a sex symbol, and how it was a shame that she would no longer be seen as a beautiful goddess. As if her breasts made her any more of a great mother, a great humanitarian, and a beautiful person.
There are over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer every year. The women faced with this illness might have to endure rigorous treatments that drains them mentally and physically. They go through turmoil, and these brave women deserve all the support we can give them.
So please, spread awareness and help in any way that you can. Just don’t forget about the woman the breast are attached to.