The social virus about posting your bra color that hit Facebook the past two days seemed friendly enough. The message that women were secretly sending to other women said we should do this to raise breast cancer awareness, which of course wasn’t the point. Some women thought we were just flirting with the boys by talking about something risque. I personally don’t see how bra color is flirty any more than knowing whether men wear boxers or briefs. For me the bra is a necessary evil so that I don’t wack myself in the eye while jogging, or accidentally step on my own nipples. I think posting bra color as a status was more about identifying yourself as a woman and connecting with others over a piece of clothing that we know quite well. But that could be just me. Bra color says alot about who you are:
White: I’m a mom and I don’t care. Of if young: I’m still innocent enough for you to let me leave the house.
Nude: I’m a mom and I’m a little braver than the ones who wear white because this color is ugly. Or I wear alot of see-through shirts but I don’t want you to see everything.
Black: I have to be ready just in case someone sees me in my bra. And I might even wear panties to match. I never know when a gorgeous firefighter will have to cut your clothes off in order to get you out of your crumpled car. I’m strong and I’m not afraid of anything.
Red: I PLAN on someone seeing this today. I might even accidentally pop a button.
Blue: I feel CUTE and frisky.
Multicolored (flowers, paisley, whatever): A bra is just as important as anything else I wear and I like lots of color. I’m as crazy as I look. And I want you to see my bra through my see-through shirt.
Pink: I’m a princess. Can’t touch this.
None: Well, I obviously didn’t breastfeed three children.
I was cool with this, even though it seemed silly. But the next message to go around was too far over the edge for me:
The color thing got the boys so riled up today, we thought we’d try this again… This will get them thinking. Let’s see how dirty their minds are.
Ok, so this is the game – It’s about how you have your hair styled.
If its up, write ON TOP
If its down and at either side of the face, write SIDE BY SIDE
If it’s long & straight, write GIVE IT TO ME STRAIGHT
If its just a complete mess, write EVERYWHERE N MESSY
OR MAKE UP YOUR OWN…
You get the picture!…
Let’s see if they get this one! but ONLY SEND to GIRLS!!!!!!
I was willing to let the whole breast cancer/but not really spam through, but this one is definitely about sex and I really only want to tease one man about that and not all the teenage boys I’m friends with on Facebook, or old classmates, or my uncle, or my little brother, or puppets.
Although I have to give it some credit for being honest.
Because the other one was not about breast cancer, and coincidentally came out the same day that I was asked by my doctor if I wanted to do genetic testing at Dartmouth for the breast cancer gene. A message to all Facebook users from me: Don’t use breast cancer to spread spam or flirt with boys. Some of us are not all that amused.