A $4 rubber bracelet meant to raise breast cancer awareness has done that and more: Students nationwide are wearing the "I (heart) boobies" wristbands, and running afoul of school administrators.
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I found this article to be very interesting because it was relatable for people of all ages and generations. Though this article was centered around one child being reprimanded at school for supporting the fight against breast cancer by wearing a bracelet that read "i (heart) boobies", this article is relatable for parents and other adults as well. The boy who wore this bracelet, just one of many at his school, claims that the authority figures in his school were being immature about the message on the bracelet. This article directly confronts the stereotype that is placed on middle school and high school students that deems that immature and uneducated. Sure, the saying on the bracelet is light-hearted, but the children who ... More »
This article does a great job of getting multiple perspectives on the issue. It shows no evidence of prejudice or bias. I like that the journalist who wrote this took the time to talk to both men, women and children on the issue. It would be interesting to see how a woman with breast cancer felt about the "boobies" bracelet but all in all I think that this journalist did a good job.
This article confronts the stereotype of younger children’s lack of understanding of social issues and health problems. The article speaks of a young boy who wears an “I (heart) boobies” bracelet to school and is reprimanded. He fights this by saying the he is expressing his right to free speech in that he understands what the bracelet stands for and wanted to help support the cause. The article addresses the issues of framing ideas to appeal to different generations. The “I (heart) boobies” bracelets appeal to a younger generation and helps to bring awareness as the bracelets are a conversation starter about breast cancer. The article is very well written and has a compelling argument in that the marketing hits a ... More »