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You Tell Us: Boob Scarf

Yep ladies, those are nipples! In your choice of four colors - pink, cream, tan and dark brown, the Boob Scarf ($33) is a fun, lightweight scarf that's sure to grab you some second looks and snickers. There's also an option for a nipple ring, if you're so inclined. And we love that two dollars from every sale is donated to breast cancer initiatives. So you tell us... will you be keeping your neck warm this winter with a little help from the girls?

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Caitlin

Posted on 12.15.10 at 10:25 AM

You have got to be kidding me. Never in a million years.

Marie

Posted on 12.15.10 at 10:28 AM

I'd buy them as a gag gift for someone with a note attached saying "NEVER WEAR THESE I bought them because they support cancer research."

Kristen

Posted on 12.15.10 at 11:13 AM

Better (and more tasteful!) ways exist to support breast cancer initiatives.

Marianne

Posted on 12.15.10 at 11:31 AM

SO TACKY!

Lauren

Posted on 12.15.10 at 11:57 AM

Awful. I agree with Kristen; if you want to give a gift that supports breast cancer research, donate to one of the many breast cancer foundations in someone's honor. This is just disgusting. Who wants to sexualize breast cancer?

Seattle

Posted on 12.15.10 at 12:58 PM

Oh geez, get over yourselves. It's BOOBS, not porno. Yanno, breasts. That feed babies.

Kristen

Posted on 12.15.10 at 2:27 PM

Hooray for breasts. Breasts are awesome. Nobody's debating that.

I do take issue that corporations have figured out that they can get people to buy stuff by donating a tiny percentage of the sales to breast cancer research. For purchasing this tacky scarf, a mere 6% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. Your money is much more effectively spent donating the $33 directly to breast cancer research—and then you wouldn't have a titty scarf you either had to never wear or unload on someone you don't like.

I ask you to consider reading this article regarding the proliferation of trend appeal of breast cancer research initiatives.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/magazine/14FOB-wwln-t.html?_r=2&ref=magazine

As the author of the article points out:
"I hate to be a buzz kill, but breast cancer is just not sexy. It’s not ennobling. It’s not a feminine rite of passage. And, though it pains me to say it, it’s also not very much fun. I get that the irreverence is meant to combat crisis fatigue, the complacency brought on by the annual onslaught of pink, yet it similarly risks turning people cynical. By making consumers feel good without actually doing anything meaningful, it discourages understanding, undermining the search for better detection, safer treatments, causes and cures for a disease that still afflicts 250,000 women annually (and speaking of figures, the number who die has remained unchanged — hovering around 40,000 — for more than a decade)."

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