Facebook and Bras

I postponed posting on this so as to avoid ruining all the fun for the women of Facebook , but by now I figure that most FB users have found out what was going on with all those status updates yesterday. I knew something was up when female  Facebook friends who were very unlikely to know each other, such as ones I know in the real world and ones I know from blogs or mutual FB friends, started posting a color as their Facebook status.

Most of the women doing this on Facebook were unwilling to divulge the reason, but once I got suspicious that something was going on it wasn’t hard to track down some who couldn’t resist talking about this on line. The color status were of the color bra they were wearing, both to increase awareness of breast cancer and, according to some, to “confuse the boys.” Here is one  message which was sent around:

Some fun is going on…. just write the color of your bra in your status. Just the color, nothing else. It will be neat to see if this will spread the wings of breast cancer awareness. It will be fun to see how long it takes before people wonder why all the girls have a color in their status… Haha .

Some reports claim it began in Detroit, which might explain why I first noticed this coming from someone I know who lives in suburban Detroit, but on the internet it could have also spread there from any location.

Even if I had not found the answer, I might have guessed. Initially the girls had fun by just posting their bra color, but some got more risque by later in the evening. An increasing number of status updates began to say “nude” or “none.” One Facebook friend wrote that she doesn’t own any.

In response to this I changed my Facebook status to: “I don’t care what color your bra is. Let’s just get universal health care so all women can be screened for breast cancer, and receive treatment if necessary.”

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