In my regular perusal of the mass of blogs I've bookmarked, I came across an interesting entry pointing to a new blog site. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I have to say that I'm very impressed with how this annual focus has really helped bring to the forefront our knowledge of this disease. Well, evidently there is a blog now that is conducting a "Blogger Boob-a-thon." You are asked to send in tasteful, discreet pictures of, well, you get the picture by the title of the blog, (I'm not saying that word again in my entry). This blog then posts the pictures and viewers can only see them by donating to the Breast Cancer Fund.
Ok, am I the only one that sees this as a ginormous issue? First off, the 'viewing' of that part of my anatomy is reserved only for medical professionals and my future husband, thank you very much. I have a real issue providing a picture of myself that requires payment to see....sounds a little "prostitute-like" if you ask me. What makes this "acceptable" in the world's eyes is, "hey, it's for a great cause!" So, does that mean if I work the local street corner on the weekends, but donate all my proceeds to International Missions, that makes it ok? I think not.
I'm sure these folks have the best of intentions to raise money for breast cancer research. And, I know many breast cancer survivors, so I'm extremely aware of the good this does. But, have we stooped so low as to have a pay-per-view anatomy parade to get folks to donate?