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Moms sue PA over "boobies" bracelet ban

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posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 10:03 AM
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A)I don't know if this is in the right place. B.)Also I did a search. I didn't see any previous post, but if so either A or B; MODS you can move or delete. Whatever.
My son wears these bracelets in High School and to date they have not been banned here. But this story caught my attention on ITT Techs student portal, and because it was in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia to be exact, and I was living there prior to here. Also I have never known Philadelphia to be so PC, usually a heck of a lot more tolerant then most places (Surely leaps and bounds above The South where I live now). Anyway here is a little quote:

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two mothers filed a free-speech lawsuit Monday against a Pennsylvania school district that suspended their daughters for wearing the popular "I (heart) boobies!" bracelets.
The American Civil Liberties Union believes the lawsuit is the first in the country over a school's ban on the bracelets, which are designed to raise breast-cancer awareness among young people. The rubber jewelry has become wildly popular among students, prompting bans across the country.

Mom Sues Over Bracelet Ban

IMO, yeah it is not appropriate for middle school, however they say many high schools also have banned the wearing of the breast cancer awareness "I




posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 10:43 AM
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this is a huge pet peav of mine.
i apologize in advance..
i cannot stand half of the breast cancer awareness items..
the term "save the ta tas" to me is extrememly offensive and demoralizing, and Im not a woman.
im not glad that a state banned a slogan, but im in favor of school making the child remove it, its distasteful, and most likely fun for the child, not serious.

its typical society these days though... have some respect..

"help prevent breast cancer" is good enough...

save the boobies? please..



if she wins this lawsuit, I may just have to protest outside of her house
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posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 10:47 AM
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They do it to sell more bracelets to younger people to make more money for the charity...AWARENESS.

Its obviously doing its job. Good luck to them.

Save the boobies, woo!!



posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 10:55 AM
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I'm a guy. My aunt has breast cancer, and I've lost two good friends to it.

Banning these bracelets is stupid and despicably ignorant. I think they are completely appropriate awareness-raising statements at any age.

The more young women are aware, the more might be saved through mamograms and self-examination.

Ignorance is the enemy, not two highschool girls who are informed and wish to spread the info.

BTW: I'm in the south and Penn is one of the most repressive states short of Mass and NY.



posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 11:00 AM
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Originally posted by jexmo
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They do it to sell more bracelets to younger people to make more money for the charity...AWARENESS.

Its obviously doing its job. Good luck to them.

Save the boobies, woo!!


Yes I agree, but I do see a problem with it in a Elementary or Middle school, however Teens in High school should be mature enough to not be dictated what to do. It's sad people are offended by this. My good friend in Philadelphia (not in the school district of the lawsuit) had breast cancer a few years ago and it has just come back this year, and I know she has to be infuriated! This is getting out awareness to people who may not have ever been informed about it. I think it says a lot about a person's character when Boobies offends them but not the "N" word or penis?



posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by mydarkpassenger
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I'm a guy. My aunt has breast cancer, and I've lost two good friends to it.

Banning these bracelets is stupid and despicably ignorant. I think they are completely appropriate awareness-raising statements at any age.

The more young women are aware, the more might be saved through mamograms and self-examination.

Ignorance is the enemy, not two highschool girls who are informed and wish to spread the info.

BTW: I'm in the south and Penn is one of the most repressive states short of Mass and NY.


I agree with what you said. But I have issue with this school system myself they weren't very repressive when it came to my son coming home saying the "N" word in every other sentence, which HE WAS NOT EVER exposed to at home!!!! He had to ask me what it even meant!!!!! The first time he heard it anyway!!!!!



posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 01:49 PM
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I like boobies, too. They're cool birds.



posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 02:00 PM
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Wow. As a woman, I don't find it offensive in the least. It's a cute way to bring awareness to the cause. The Breast Cancer three day is this weekend in San Diego and I cannot wait to take my kids out there again to support the men and women who sport some of the cutest and most hilarious Boob slogans I've seen. (I did walk two years ago and my former team "Viva Las Boobies!" is still walking this year).

A few years ago some teenage girls got in trouble for their "Save second base" shirts too.

ALl that being said...there are dress codes and other codes of conduct at all schools, and as much as I support this cause, they're not banning bringing awareness, just the bracelets. It's the school's perogative to do so and suing over it is setting a bad example, IMO.

There is a time and place for everything, as much as I love the slogans, I don't think I'd have allowed my teenage boy to wear the bracelet to school, I'd tell him if he was serious, to pin a pink ribbon to his shirt and call it a day.



posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 02:20 PM
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posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 11:00 AM
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Originally posted by Layla
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Wow. As a woman, I don't find it offensive in the least. It's a cute way to bring awareness to the cause. The Breast Cancer three day is this weekend in San Diego and I cannot wait to take my kids out there again to support the men and women who sport some of the cutest and most hilarious Boob slogans I've seen. (I did walk two years ago and my former team "Viva Las Boobies!" is still walking this year).

A few years ago some teenage girls got in trouble for their "Save second base" shirts too.

ALl that being said...there are dress codes and other codes of conduct at all schools, and as much as I support this cause, they're not banning bringing awareness, just the bracelets. It's the school's perogative to do so and suing over it is setting a bad example, IMO.

There is a time and place for everything, as much as I love the slogans, I don't think I'd have allowed my teenage boy to wear the bracelet to school, I'd tell him if he was serious, to pin a pink ribbon to his shirt and call it a day.


As a woman, you know how serious breast cancer is. I can not find any fault with bringing awareness to young girls - it is not sexual or pornographic.

But it might just save a life.

Banning these bracelets is stupid.

Awareness of a health issue is appropriate at any age. Women have breasts. Young girls have breasts.

It is a health issue, not some sick kiddy porn deal. The more aware young women and girls are, the better.

This is someone who has cried at two too many funerals.
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