A female nipple is soon to be shown on daytime television in the UK for the first time ever. Reach for the smelling salts!
(note: the video above isn’t the actual advert, which will be aired for the first time on Monday)
11,000 people (99% female, 1% male) died of breast cancer in the UK in 2014.
Anything that might lead to a reduction in this number is to be welcomed, by undertaking regular self-checks (or, come to that, have a partner help you with that check) regardless of what a small yet very vocal band of people might inevitably say about it.
I await its broadcast, or more accurately, the reaction to its broadcast, with interest. We Brits do a very good line in sexualising the body while hypocritically fearing it being seen.
Second Life has always been very good at highlighting breast cancer, and you can visit an awareness centre inworld.
There’s also events to raise money for Cancer charities, such as ‘Rock Your Rack’, who are currently holding an art auction (ends today, Saturday, October 14th) to raise donations for charity.
If you can spare a few Linden dollars (or real life ones) to support Breast cancer charities and their important research work, particularly in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, please try to do so. Self-examination could save your life. Supporting the work undertaken by numerous charities, including one, almost certainly, where you live, is important.