I saw this photo on Facebook last night. It originated on 99.7 Classic Rock’s page. Now, I think it’s pretty cool since (sorry if this is TMI folks) I have free range tatas every day. It’s the way they were meant to be, the way God made them. But I digress.
What has surprised me more than anything are some of the comments I’ve read about this photo. There are people up in arms about how horrendous it is to suggest women go without a bra when there are breast cancer survivors who don’t have that option because they’ve lost their breasts. There are people who swear this whole idea was created by a man or a group of frat boys just so they can sit back and watch some boobies bouncing as women walk by all day long. And there are those who say that no one can prove who first came up with the idea and that the people who are up in arms over it should get over it.
I say that no matter which side of the fence you come down on, when it comes to No Bra Day 2014 this photo has done its job. People are talking about breast cancer and the many ways to prevent it, to self-examine for it, and many other things about breast cancer not just on the photo or the shared photos, but in statuses on Facebook timelines as well as on other social media sites. Yes, this little photo has done its job and done it admirably. Keep spreading the word. Save the TaTas!!
How To Perform A Breast Self Examination (BSE)
It is very important that every woman know how to do a breast self examination and that she does one each and every month to look for any changes in her breasts so she can discuss them with her doctor. Early detection is the best tool in fighting breast cancer. Here is a link to a video on Youtube that explains how to do a breast self examination or BSE.
It only runs for about three minutes. Who can’t spare three minutes to save their life or the life of someone they love? Also remember, we always talk about women and breast cancer, but men get breast cancer too. They need to know how to keep a check on themselves as well. Please watch the video, learn now to test yourself, and do it regularly.
Want to learn more about breast cancer? I mean the who, what, where, and when of breast cancer? Visit the Susan G. Komen website. Lots of good information can be found here. Also a great site to visit if you want to do something about breast cancer.
Crystal Schall is a southern born mother of four, freelance editor and writer, living large in Fatopia. The self-proclaimed Original Fat Chick hates the huge white elephant standing in the corner of the room wherever she goes–her weight. Instead of ignoring it, she tackles her weight issues, along with anything else that comes to mind, head on and writes about her journey through life on her blog Fat Chick 411.