It takes quite a lot to rev my temper engine, but this is beyond my comprehension. Offensive, insensitive to the extreme and in my view, utterly useless.
These are just a few reasons that this has incensed me:
- October 13th is the sole day dedicated to Metastatic Breast Cancer, in itself woefully inadequate.
- Many women have had surgery which means that not wearing a bra is in the least extremely uncomfortable.
- Many of us are trying to hide the fact that our surgery brings significant asymmetry – not wearing a bra would be excruciatingly embarrassing.
- Most surgery for breast cancer brings pain and often considerable restriction in range of movement. Waving your arms in the air (as in the image above) is another indication of how far removed this is from reality.
- What about men?????
So, what on earth could not wearing a bra for a day possibly achieve?
Not awareness. Not respect. Not much needed research. Not action.
And certainly not a cure.