Singer and Grismaijer, co-authors of Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras, say that wearing a bra more than 12 hours a day dramatically increases the risk of getting breast cancer. A woman who wears a bra 24/7 is 125 times more likely to develop breast cancer than a woman who rarely or never wears a bra. Those who sleep in their bra, they found, have a 75% chance of developing breast cancer at some point in their lives.
Harvard did a study in 1991 that showed greatly increased incidence in breast cancer in those who wear bras over those who don’t.
This research has been shown to the Susan G. Komen Foundation as well as the American Cancer Society, and they have been aware of the research for at least 20 years. There are no studies that refute this. Yet nowhere in their information about breast cancer is there as much as a mention that taking off one’s bra at the end of the day can make a difference. That omission of information is what has Singer and Grismaijer so frustrated. It is why they are “calling for a boycott of these organizations until they stop dismissing the bra-cancer link, and begin educating doctors and women about the cancer hazards of wearing tight bras.”
My mother died of breast cancer in 2004, yet I have never even heard this or thought about there being a connection between bras and cancer. Fuck. Thank you for reblogging this.
Ladies, please, take off your bras.
i haven’t worn a “real bra” in a year and most days, i don’t even bother.
No but okay, can we all just take a long moment to appreciate this gorgeous person with their gorgeous cosplay? Because seriously. This is just a fantastic Uranus cosplay set. And that Haruka picture, just ohmigosh!
A South Korean ferry named the Sewol has capsized off the southern coast of SK. There were more than 460 people on board. Most of them were high school students. Students are still trapped inside, and are texting their parents through their smartphones begging for help.
Sorry for posting so much of this piece! I took “nicer” pictures with a better camera so I thought I’d post it since it beats my phone camera. Also, the show’s opening reception is TOMORROW at 7pm in Little Tokyo, LA so if you’re in the area, please gooooo! Lots of amaaaazing artists are participating!
Is it me, or does it feel like they use Afghanistan, Uganda, Pakistan and Iraq as deliberate foils to the United States? I get a “these backwards, hateful countries have more women in their senate and the US should be ashamed”
Like, yes we should obviously always be ashamed that we aren’t as progressive as we could be when it comes to equal representation. But I don’t feel comfortable with the idea that comparing us to countries in Africa and South Asia should further emphasize this shame.
Selected images from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas, by Jules Verne. Published by the Folio Society. You can buy it here.
One of the best part of being an illustrator, in my humble opinion, is reading books that you might not have otherwise. Given the modern-day representations, I think I was expecting some sort of pulpy adventure story (quite an anachronistic notion, given the book was written in 1869). In reality, it’s a scientific travelogue: very thoroughly observed and researched. There are also some very beautiful descriptions of foreign lands that, when you think about it, are no closer to most of us now than they were in 1869.