Thousands of American women will be going without support today because it is the National No Bra Day. The day is dedicated for women to be free of one of the most uncomfortable clothing items they are forced to wear.
Hazelwood Patch notes that the day is not getting much coverage in the mainstream media, but with the spell of unusually hot weather in the United States, National No Bra Day should bring opportunity for all women to be free, if only for just a day.
According to the National No Bra Day website:
Ladies, free your breasts for 24 hours by removing those dreadful (but at times oh-so-helpful) bras. Our perkiness should not be hidden. It is time that the world see what we were blessed with. Your breasts might be colossal, adorable, miniature, full, jiggly, fancy, sensitive, glistening, bouncy, smooth, tender, still blossoming, rosy, plump, fun, silky, Jello-like, fierce, jolly, nice, naughty, cuddly… But the most used word to describe your breasts on July 9th should be FREE!
Gentlemen, you can participate too! Your job will be to support us ladies by rocking something purple. It can be a purple tie, purple boxers, purple socks, the NNBD button or t-shirt.. If it is purple or with the NNBD logo, it supports us. (Your support means quite a lot to us…)
If wearing a bra on this day is absolutely necessary, you can definitely show your support by wearing something purple.MSN Now reports that more than 250,000 women have indicated support for the day on Facebook. Hazelwood Patch says all you have to do to support National No Bra Day is "hang loose."
The National No Bra Day Facebook page advises women who must wear bra today to show support by wearing something purple or green.
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But it appears that a lot of work still remains to be done to increase awareness about the day among women. Cafemom comments:
"I'm not entirely sure how this tradition got started or who's behind it -- could be our bra-burning foremothers, could be some dudes who figured this would be an awesome way to see some boobs, who knows? But either way, I'm in!"MSN Now speculates that the day may have been originated by the "I Heart Boobies" breast cancer awareness campaign.
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DiversityHuman.com is puzzled over what the excitement is all about:
"My colleagues were talking this no bra thingy. I heard them saying that this would be observed this 9th of July and they are encouraging their girlfriends to show support. My initial reaction? I doubted its authenticity...but still I gave myself a chance to conduct a research to verify its validity."
And guys really are warming to the idea. A Twitter user says, "National No Bra Day!!! God Bless America!!!"
Another Tweeted: "No Bra Day is no excuse to make your spirit sag."
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But not all women are excited about the opportunity of a day of freedom. A woman tweeted: "I think I'll pass, ouch."
But women are reminded that whether they decide to be or not to be free today, they should not forget to perform their monthly breast self examination. Hazelwood Patch advises: "Early detection makes for the best breast cancer outcomes."