Breast is Best
I was stunned today to read that Facebook had removed one lady’s pictures of her mastectomy scar – branding them as “offensive”. I find the whole thing ludicrous; Joanne Jackson was celebrating the fact that she’s survived breast cancer – a year after diagnosis and she’s lived to tell the tale. I feel that we should be encouraging and supporting her, not be offended by it.
Our breasts are a huge part of our feminine identity, losing one is devastating and can massively impact on the way you feel about yourself. Lots of women struggle to accept the way their bodies are anyway, let alone how women feel post surgery. These photographs ought to be celebrated. I see brave women showing the world that you can be beautiful and look sexy despite the fact you’ve had a mastectomy.
We all probably know at least one person who has had a mastectomy; 20,000 women a year in the UK have one. I find it incredible that there are people out there willing to share something so personal – it’s not offensive it’s inspiring. I’d like to think I’d have the courage to come out of cancer with such a positive outlook.
I, personally, find the people complaining to be offensive.