I’ve been off Facebook today, but three people have now contacted me about this whole “women posting the color of their bra as their FB status” thing. Because I seem to be everyone’s go to social media maven, they’re all coming to me for answers or at least a reaction.
In case you don’t have Facebook or nobody you know is doing this or maybe you saw it and had no idea, women are changing their status to a color. Some of my friends have listed red, white, etc. Sometimes they say it’s their bra color, sometimes they just list a color with no explanation or anything.
I investigated and found that, indeed, some women were doing this. My friend and I further investigated and found some links stating it’s for breast cancer awareness. Here’s the text from Yahoo Answers:
this is the message all the girls are recieving on facebook:
Some fun is going on…. just write the color of your bra in your status. Just the color, nothing else. And send this on to ONLY girls no men …. It will be neat to see if this will spread the wings of cancer awareness. It will be fun to see how long it takes before the men will wonder why all the girls have a color in their status… Haha.
I found a few other links with similar supposed Facebook messages, but that’s the general idea.
I have to say, this is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of on earth. (Alright, that might be an exaggeration, but it’s pretty damn stupid!) For one, I don’t believe it has anything to do with breast cancer. I think it’s just some stupid prank to get people’s attention and have everyone on Facebook being all sexy and provocative and whatnot. And, of course, I’m just waiting for the “these girls are such sluts” comments that are sure to come.
Of course, I have to ask myself how stupid or smart this is if it is, in fact, for breast cancer awareness. And in that case, my answer is… the same. Still stupid. Perhaps even stupider. Because nobody is actually talking about breast cancer, or even mentioning it in their status. A lot of women probably don’t even know why their friends are doing it, they just see it as some Facebook meme and then deciding to taking part. So where on earth is all this awareness? A much better campaign would keep the whole bra color thing, but then instruct women to also leave a link to a breast cancer-related site, or a splash page or similar teaser that will eventually have breast cancer information.
In conclusion, if it’s just a prank: stupid and just having women look like idiots while trying to be all sexy and whatever. If it’s actual breast cancer awareness: a poorly constructed campaign that will have very little, if any, success.
ETA: My friend just got a message and hers says:
Write the color of your bra in your status. Just the color, nothing else. And send this on to only gals no men…it will be neat to see if this will spread the wings of cancer awareness. It will be fun to see how long it takes before the men will wonder why all the girls have a color on their status! LOL!