N.J. Firefighters Banned From Wearing Pink Shirts In Public

Claire Gordon
Breast Cancer Awareness censorship
Breast Cancer Awareness censorship

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, something that many will have noticed by the pink that's flooding supermarket aisles, as reliably at this time of year as snack-size candy value packs. For a few days mid-month, even the Empire State Building will be a rosy glow. But some face opposition to spreading the good word. A group of firefighters in New Jersey were banned this week from wearing their pink T-shirts in public, Gilbert High School prohibited its cheerleading team from wearing its "Feel for Lumps, Save your Bumps" tees, and numerous school districts have banned kids from wearing the popular "I (heart) boobies!" rubber bracelets.