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I do not. My thoughts about offensive have changed I suppose. It was to bring attention to breast cancer, which is something the writer of the title wanted us to sit up and take notice! And it worked! Many slogans for breast cancer are along the same lines, and they get noticed! And many years ago there are those who would not have even been able to say "breast" cancer... I'm good!
It's all in the eye of the beholder.
Do I love THIS!!! Yes, I am Mama Hooter - and I have built a team of walkers in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk. We are proudly Hands Up For Hooters!!! I used to hang out at Active Rain a lot, (I'm a Realtor fro the Sacramento area) but have not been here much lately, so don't know how this post showed up. Is Hooters a bit shocking. Hell, yeah. But that's what makes it fun... and gets attention. But we are deadly serious. I'm a 10 year breast cancer survivor. 1 out of 8 of the women you know will face this in their life. Not all will make it. And 2200 men this year alone in the US will get the diagnosis. So that's why we walk.
Last year, my Hands Up For Hooters team raised... get this... $148,000!!! We did it with a team of 69, each of whom comitted to raise $2300. The money goes to national research, support, education, and outreach for breast cancer.
This year, I got aggressive. I want to raise $200,000. My team goal is 100 walkers, (I call them HOOTERS). To date, I have 108 Hooters signed up to walk 20 miles a day, three days in a row in San Diego in November. That is 7 months away. My bet is we will raise $300,000.
So you can be offended that someone said HOOTERS, or you can do something for our daughters, your wife, your Mom, and your brother, and you will go to HandsUpForHooters.com and donate to my walk. Just click on my name, and donate. I'll take $10 or $100 - either way, I'll send you our Hooter pin that is the coolest thing ever. OR join our team. You won't train with us, but we will meet up in San Diego. and you will get to be a part of the second largest team in America walking for breast cancer - yep - thats us... the ones with the shocking name.
So put your Hands Up For Hooters, and donate to us. And thanks for this post!!!! You made my day!!!
No. I am not a fan of political correctness.
You are treading on borderline. I didn't mind it but then again my husband eats at Hooters often and I am not touchy or easily offended. I know others that would be so my recommendation would to keep it a little less on the edge which could be very easy to do. IMHO
I would say, every one has to take a deep breath and grow up! No one is trying to offend here, and if someone feels offended, they do not have to read it. We cannot expect AR to be the moral compass for us.
BTW, for some reason I am not getting the Daily Drop. Thanks
I have mixed feelings, but I think any title that gets people to read is a good title, regardless of what it says. I definitely don't think the title was offensive, but I hate that many campaigns for breast cancer awareness/fundraising have basically come down to "HEY, GET IN HERE, WE'RE TALKIN ABOUT BOOBS!" Although the money those campaigns have raised is certainly a good thing. I'd rather see a focus on women's health, not just boob health.
Depends, first thing I thought of was an Owl holding a gun, some sort of bank stick up maybe?
People need to pull their undies out of the uncomfortable spot. This world has gotten to be so ove the top that we don't know how to laugh at ourselves.
I am sick of everyone thinking they have to be 'cutting-edge politically correct'. Tell you co-worker to grow some!
we all need to loosen up.... there are more important things to focus on....
I saw that in my inbox but didn't have time to look at it yesterday. We see all types of things here. When I see something that is uncalled for I just delete and move on.
Kris, I haven't seen the email and don't remember the last time I did receive a Daily Drop. Is there a setting that I may have inadvertently turned off?
No. Hooters has been used several times in AR blogs. There are more important things to worry about, not worth being offended by it's use.
"hooters" can be offensive to some. Like Nina no time to be upset with little things.
Frankly, I could argue this either way. I try to not be overly offended by anyting these days, as if I let myself be, I'd be offended all the time.
"...a little to punchy for our own good?"
Not at all.
I don't allow myself to be offended by every leaf that falls to the ground.
Hey, it got noticed!