If you are female, you’ve probably had at least one message on Facebook saying something along these lines:
“Shh, don’t tell the boys but post your shoe size in inches, the number of weeks by multiplying your birthday with your starsign, how many seconds you think it would take you to get David Tennent naked*, where you like to keep your handbag, as your Facebook status and it will magically help promote breast cancer awareness.”
Cue the sound of sighing and the rolling of eyes.
Help promote breast cancer awareness? Really? How? We are not even supposed to tell half the population of the world – the men – despite the fact that they too can contract breast cancer. And the status updates don’t mention breast cancer. There are no links to websites where people can read more, no helpful information about how often one should check oneself, no, well, anything.
Here’s an idea, if you want to help fight against breast cancer click this link to the breast cancer site. There you can click a button which will give a free mammogram to someone that needs it.
And if you want to raise breast cancer awareness, try using the words breast cancer and following them with some useful information.
But they’re just a bit of fun, Heather you misserable, sour-faced old crone!
Meh, bite me.
For further reading about those annoying posts, their pointlessness and the upset they can cause, have a read of these blogs:
Regarding the Facebook Breast Cancer Awareness Games
It does not raise awareness I swear
Not pregnant and not craving – the truth about breast cancer awareness
*I may or may not have made that one up. And the answer is 4.