October is one of my favorite months of the year for a couple of reasons:
- Fall truly begins - colors peak, seasonal flavors are everywhere, and best of all.. Halloween. :D
- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month which means that I get to wear as much pink as possible, as often as possible with the best possible excuse.
If you use Facebook, you probably remember last year's "post-your-bra-color" game. The idea was to raise awareness for breast cancer (how, I'm not quite sure) and to leave the men on Facebook guessing why all the women were posting colors. This year, the plan is to post where you like to leave your purse. For example, "I like it on the floor." This way you can have a vaguely sexual status update with a charitable defense - it's all in the name of breast cancer.
If it's not already obvious, I think this is dumb. If someone could kindly explain to me - how does this raise awareness for breast cancer? Yes, it goes viral on Facebook in a matter of hours, but how does this do anything for the cause? At least the bra colors had to do with breasts; this purse location thing has me scratching my head. If you really care about breast cancer, why wouldn't you donate money, go talk to someone about it, schedule a mammogram, etc., instead of update your Facebook?