I’ve Decided to Stop Wearing Underwear Which Should Obviously Make You Think about Cancer
It barely warrants comment at this point. All week long, I have been seeing idiotic Facebook status updates again (yes, I’m looking at you, friends), which obviously means that it’s time for cryptic, pointless “breast cancer awareness.” All of that is in quotes because these memes do nothing to actually promote awareness. What we end up doing is discussing the meme, not discussing breast cancer.
And if you thought the fake pregnancy one was offensive, there are a plethora of obnoxious options this year:
Oh dear, dear, dear. You should not have liked or commented!
Now you have to pick one of the 14 below & post a status. This is the 2014 breast cancer awareness game. Don’t be a spoil sport, choose your poison & change your status.
1) Damn diarrhea
2) Just used my boobs to get out of a speeding ticket.
3) Anyone have a tampon. I’m out.
4) How do you get rid of foot fungus.
5) Why is nobody around when I am horny?
6) No toilet paper, goodbye socks.
7) Someone offered me a job as a prostitute but I’m hesitant.
8) I think I’m in love with someone what should I do?
9) I’ve decided to stop wearing underwear.
10) I still love my ex.
11) I really don’t know how to tell anyone and I’m sick of hiding it I’m gay.
12) Guess it was 2 good 2 be true I’m pregnant.
13) Just won $7000 on a scratchy.
14) I’ve just found out I’ve been cheated on for the past 5 months.
I like the “haha” at the end — it obviously points to the seriousness of cancer.
Here’s the thing. Cancer isn’t a game. It isn’t something cute. It isn’t something that needs non-specific awareness. What IS needed is education and fundraising and support. And if the meme offers none of those things, you should take a pass or use your status to educate, fundraise, or support.
Please use your status box wisely:
- Post a link to Toddler Planet’s post about the lesser known inflammatory breast cancer (Toddler Planet died several years ago from IBC).
- Post a link to WebMD’s page on breast cancer.
- Post a link to the Mayo Clinic’s page on breast cancer.
Yes, I am a spoil sport. And no, you don’t need to leave a comment telling me to lighten up. Saying that, especially when you know nothing about my life, just makes you a jerk. Please don’t be an Internet jerk. Just click away.