The thong reads, “I lost my boobies, not my sex appeal” and is tagged as a “chemotherapy gift”. Nauseating.
Audre Lorde said it best in The Cancer Journals:
“The emphasis on the cosmetic after surgery reinforces this society’s stereotype of women, that we are only what we look or appear, so this is the only aspect of our existence we need to address. Any women who has has a breast removed because of cancer knows she does not feel the same. But we are allowed no psychic time or space to examine what our true feelings are, to make them our own. With quick cosmetic reassurance, we are told that our feelings are not important, our appearance is all, the sum total of self.”
The infantilizing language (seriously, “boobies”?) is an added insult.