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‘Boobies’ Has Young Vibe

While to the older population the word “boobies” might seem insensitive or disrespectful, the word has a young vibe, making it easy for teens to relate and respond to the intended message. There is nothing wrong with high school students showing support for a cause, especially one that affects so many people. Any principal who believes a wristband with the word “boobies” on it is the worst obscenity issue within their student population is sorely mistaken and a little out of touch, whether they know it or not/Layout3, UI Argonaut. More here.

  • Cutline: Laramie Junior High School ninth-grader Kollin West poses wearing a “I (heart) boobies” bracelet in Laramie, Wyo. School officials objected to the bracelet, which is meant to raise breast cancer awareness, and ordered West to wear it inside-out because they considered the bracelet’s wording inappropriate. (AP Photo/Laramie Boomerang, Andy Carpenean)

Question: If there’s such a disconnect between young and old re: the “I Love Boobies” slogan, is it an effective one for breast cancer awareness?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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