This week in Idiotic Things People Do In The Name Of Feminism: Boob parade!

Sunday was, apparently, “Go Topless Day.” According to media coverage of the event in Vancouver, the purpose of the march is to “stand up for women’s right to go topless in public.” CBC’s headline read: “Topless women march in Vancouver for gender equality,” which naturally led me to wonder what, exactly, about fighting for our “right” to bare our breasts in public had to do with gender equality. First things first. In Canada, women won the right to bare their breasts in public in 1996, so the claims that this march is about gaining rights is a little misleading. Spokesperson, Denise Belisle, said the women participating in the event in Vancouver were fighting for women in other places where going topless isn’t legal:  “For the women who do want...
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Porny pubic hair seeks to end cancer once and for all!

This is just the worst. Along the lines of campaigns (if they could even be called campaigns, seem more like marketing schemes) like Boobies Rule and I Love Boobies, which promote the idea that we should only care about breast cancer because breasts are sexualized body parts, a campaign to ‘raise awareness’ about cervical cancer has popped up. This is the nonsensical PSA Julyna, who claims to “help promote education, healthy lifestyle choices and raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society” came up with: The idea behind this campaign is that styling our pubic hair will somehow ‘spread awareness’ about cervical cancer (again with the ambiguous ‘awareness‘ campaign wherein we ignore that which causes cancer in the first place, and simply promote ‘awareness’ about the cancer that already exists)....
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People who run breast cancer "awareness" campaigns appear to be morons

In case the title was unclear, this post will be brief and ragey. There are a myriad of reasons why “awareness” campaigns are flawed. But it is breast cancer “awareness” campaigns that seem to have perfected the act of combining flawed with offensive. It isn’t only that these campaigns have “lost focus” or that many of the companies who claim to support these campaigns, in fact, include carcinogens in their products (though these facts certainly are significant), but that many of the campaigns which claim to be “raising awareness” about breast cancer and, one would assume, therefore (supposedly) aiming to help women, do just the opposite. Check out this video, for example, created by a group called, obviously, “Boobies rule”     The corresponding site, which also sells t-shirts...
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