I've had a few "words" on Facebook with friends who have invited me to play the latest "Breast Cancer Awareness Game" asking women to post a fake pregnancy status. My response to being invited to play this game is letting people know that I will not be participating in the game, and the reason this won't happen is because it is insensitive to the many women left infertile from their cancer treatments.
Of course if you do not have someone who has been left infertile from their cancer treatments it is easy not to realize the pain of that game. You're not a bad person and we all make mistakes. But, there are a handful of people that have challenged the insensitive part of the game by saying that they have cancer survivors in their family who are playing the game and that they are raising awareness of breast cancer so it is important to play the game. Well... I've watched these peoples walls... and I'm still waiting for the part when you raised awareness for breast cancer. Most of their walls look a little something like this:
Cindy: 18 weeks and craving pickles...
June: What??? Are you pregnant?
Sarah: Huh? Really!!!??
Michele: Ha ha ha, funny!
Hannah: Are you serious? Congrats!
Greg: No way!
And so on and so forth. K... so.... where was the part that you raised awareness for breast cancer? I guess I missed it. Was it in the chain email going around?
Ok pretty ladies, it's that time of year again, in support of breast cancer awareness!! So we all remember last years game of writing your bra color as your status?.....or the way we like to have our handbag handy?
Remember last year so many people took part that it made national news and, the constant updating of status reminded everyone why we're doing this and helped raise awareness!!
Do NOT tell any males what the status' mean, keep them guessing!!
And please copy and paste (in a message )this to all your female friends to see if we can make a bigger fuss this year than last year!!! I did my part... now YOUR turn !
Go on ladies...and let's have all the males guessing!
It's time to confuse the men again (not that its really that hard to do :)) Everyone knows it makes their brains work wonders on what we're talkin about!! The idea is to choose the month you were born and the day you were born. Pass this on to the girls only and lets see how far it reaches around. The last one about the bra went round allovr the world.
So you'll write...
I'm (your birth month) weeks and I'm craving (your birth date)!!! as your status.
Example: Feb 14th= I'm 2 weeks and craving Choclolate mints!!
Days of the month:
9-Peanut Butter Cups
25-Strawberry Pop Tarts
29-Double Chocolate Chip Chrunchy Cookies
Nope... not really in there either. Seems to be more focused on playing a practical joke on the guys.
Instead of playing these silly thoughtless insensitive status games... try this instead... set up a monthly boob check buddy system with your girlfriends. Once a month post a status reminding each other to take time out of the day to check your boobs for any lumps or suspicious spots. Pick up some Feel Your Boobies kits. Take some time to look through the photo slideshow for The Scar Project to see real breast cancer survivors, www.thescarproject.org.