A junior high school in Taylorsville, Utah has ruled that students may not wear breast cancer awareness bracelets that read, “I Love Boobies”.
The bracelets passed out at Eisenhower Jr. High have stirred up lots of controversy in the local community. The school’s newsletter says “wearing bracelets such as these opens up dialog between students that most adolescents are neither sophisticated nor mature enough to handle appropriately. By disallowing them, we are eliminating the temptation to have inappropriate and potentially sexually harassing conversations.”
The bracelets benefit the Keep a Breast Foundation. The organization’s website says that it targets young people to educate them about breast cancer prevention.
“Some of the parents have breast cancer and they’re just trying to support that,” says one student at the school.
Many parents, though, are upset about the bracelets and think they should be banned.
“I agree with the policy there should definitely be a line drawn on those kinds of things the newsletter I read it yesterday and I agree it prevents a lot of inappropriate conversations,” said a parent.
The same bracelets have been banned in several other schools nationwide.
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