Today’s Unsolicited Boobies came through a message in one of the few social networks I still participate in. My hometown roller derby team, the Mad Rollin’ Dolls, has come up with a pretty cool way to raise money to fight breast cancer.
They’ve had plaster casts made of the chests of derby girls who will be participating in an upcoming tournament.Â Local artists then took the plaster casts and turned them into one-of-a-kind sculptures which will be auctioned off. The benefits go to the Susan G. Komen for the CureÂ® Madison Affiliate.
The project is a great idea to relate sex-positive body images with current issues. It’s a personal grudge of mine that our culture seems to think that if you are involved in any sort of licentious behavior (or behavior that just seems that way, like some view roller derby) you don’t get to be concerned with (or contribute money to) social needs. We did a Ropecast blood drive a while back, which was a good example – we gave away rope, but do you think if the participants had gone into the Red Cross and said “Hi, I’m here to donate a pint so I can get some bondage rope!” they would have been welcome? But, enough ranting…
My favorite is the one pictured below – “Joan of Anarchy” by artist Dian Wians – but “Stitch” by Jeff Fitzgerald is a close second.