we’re a group of junior girls in high school and we need a name for the susan g. komen race.
the ones we have right now are:
-save the tatas
-pretty pink ribbons
please list any ideas, pun/joke/funny=good!
I’m going to ask you, as someone who’s had breast cancer, not to use ‘save the tatas’ or anything of that kind – I really don’t like references to TaTas, boobs and the like when dealing with breast cancer, even when it’s for a fun event like this.
I find it demeaning, and trivialising of a life threatening illness.
It’s only breast cancer where people consider such things appropriate, no other type of cancer; I doubt you would consider calling your team ‘Team Goolies’ or ‘Save the Nads’ if it was for testicular cancer,
Breast cancer is a deadly disease, with disfiguring surgery, grueling treatments and no cure. Sexualising breasts in this way, and calling breasts by childish names, just adds to the popular notion of breast cancer as a trivial and somehow ‘sexy’ disease.
We should be campaigning for breast cancer awareness because it’s a deadly disease – it kills an average of 112 women in the US every day, and an average of 33 women in the UK every day – not because we want to save ‘tatas’
I’m not saying we should be completely humuorless about cancer; I’ve had breast cancer and I’ve had a mastectomy, and dark humour – what I and my friends who’ve had cancer refer to as ‘tumour humour’ – kept me going sometimes in those hideous days of treatment.
But I find slogans like ‘save the tatas’, ‘save second base’ and ‘I love boobies’ insulting and demeaning. And the images that usually accompany them somehow all the more inappropriate as 80% of women diagnosed are over 50 and the average age at diagnosis is over 60.
Of the ones you suggest, I’d go with Breast Friends.