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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.
Originally posted by jexmo
reply to post by Myendica
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!!
Originally posted by mydarkpassenger
reply to post by ldyserenity
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.
Originally posted by Layla
reply to post by Myendica
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.