It won’t cost you nothin’ to see my rack shot.
I wasn’t going to write about this Boobie-Thon thing, mostly because (a) it’s getting plenty of publicity already, and (b) it seems that those involved are motivated by decent enough intentions that anything I say will require me to field a bunch of dreary “how come you such a hata?” complaints. But of course about 327 blamers (one of whom dubbed it “Porn For The Cure”, heh) have expressed an interest, so y’all might as well have a whack at it.
Boobie-Thon, in case you don’t read Salon or Self, is a blogger-driven pink ribbon dealio. Readers send their homemade “rack shots” to Florida blogger Robyn Pollman’s boobiethon.com site. Then, for a $50 donation, boob-lovin’ voyeurs get to access the photos. The money goes to either Children’s Hospital Boston or the dreaded Komen Foundation.
I reveal no secrets when I say that I regard pinkribbonnity, Komen, and porn as a particularly putrifactionous combination. The addition of jocular little sassy taglines (“If they’re worth looking at, they’re worth saving!”) makes me wonder what these people are smoking. I mean, from where I sit, breast cancer isn’t about boobs. It’s more about, oh I don’t know, death. Still, whatever bangs your box, I guess.
So, for everyone who doesn’t send me a fun picture of their fun boobs, up until, say, midnight Tuesday, I’ll donate $1 to Breast Cancer Action. So go for it. The Sitemeter’s ticking.