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Why are Women putting Weeks in their Facebook Status?

Following our last Facebook trend alert, why are women putting inches in their status, we’re bringing you another one. With October aka Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner the ladies of Facebook have decided on a new game to play with male minds. The newest Facebook trend is weeks and cravings.

Following our last Facebook trend alert, why are women putting inches in their status, we’re bringing you another one. With October aka Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner the ladies of Facebook have decided on a new game to play with male minds. The newest Facebook trend is weeks and cravings.

You may see women posting something like, “I’m 4 weeks and craving skittles” or “I’m 13 weeks and craving gummy worms”. Why are women posting weeks in their Facebook status? And why are women posting something that sounds like they’re pregnant on Facebook? Here’s the email I received about the game:

Ok pretty ladies, it’s that time of year again, in support of breast cancer awareness!! So we all remember last years game of writing your bra color as your status?…..or the way we like to have our handbag handy? Remember last year so many people took part that it made national news and, the constant updating of status reminded everyone why we’re doing this and helped raise awareness!! Do NOT tell any males what the status’ mean, keep them guessing!! And please copy and paste (in a message )this to all your female friends to see if we can make a bigger fuss this year than last year!!! I did my part… now YOUR turn ! Go on ladies…and let’s have all the males guessing! .. It’s time to confuse the men again (not that its really that hard to do :)) Everyone knows it makes their brains work wonders on what we’re talking about!! The idea is to choose the month you were born and the day you were born. Pass this on to the girls only and lets see how far it reaches around. The last one about the bra went round all over the world. So you’ll write… I’m (your birth month) weeks and I’m craving (your birth date)!!! as your status. Example: Feb 14th is: I’m 2 weeks and craving Chocolate mints!!

Months

January  –  1 week

Febuary  –  2 weeks

March  –  3 weeks

April  – 4 weeks

May – 6 weeks

June – 8 weeks

July – 10 weeks

August – 12 weeks

September – 13 weeks

October – 14 weeks

November – 16 weeks

December – 18 weeks

 

Days of the month:

1 – Skittles

2 – Starburst

3 – Kit-Kat

4 – M&M’s

5 – Galaxy

6 – Crunchie

7 – Dairy Milk

8 – Lollipop

9 – Peanut Butter Cups

10 – Meat Balls

11 – Twizzlers

12 – Bubble Gum

13 – Hershey’s Kisses

14 – Chocolate Mints

15 – Twix

16 – Resse’s Fastbreak

17 – Fudge

18 – Cherry Jello

19 – Milkyway

20 – Pickels

21 – Creme Eggs

22 – Skittles

23 – Gummy Bears

24 – Gummy Worms

25 – Strawberry Pop Tarts

26 – Starburst

27 – Mini Eggs

28 – Kit – Kat Chunkie

29 – Double Chocolate Chip Chrunchy Cookies

30 – Smarties

31 – Chocolate Cake

 

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74 Comments on Why are Women putting Weeks in their Facebook Status?

  1. John Outsider // September 2, 2011 at 12:18 am // Reply

    Great, another bullshit “Breast cancer awareness” campaign so people who are too lazy to volunteer and too stingy to donate a single cent can pretend they actually make a difference.

    Besides if they aren’t supposed to tell males how the hell is it going to raise awareness?

    “Awareness” my ass. Everyone is AWARE it exists and is a major killer. So why not donate your time or money instead of posting these asinine “awareness” statuses which have nothing to do with breast cancer anyway?

    • Wow you certainly are bitter. I guess you won’t be participating then…

      Take it easy there buddy…

      • So how much money did you donate to breast cancer foundations? Or is your only action to combat breast cancer posting a childish pseudo message that you’re not supposed to actually explain?

        • IF you really cant figure out that after this many years of it what it means ur pretty stupid. I mean seriously when its getting close to october and so many people have the same kind of status i right away know what it means.. even if i dont know what the game means. and a lot more poeple post the fun game than people would post .. DONATE TO BREAST CANCER! .. thats just boring and a lot less people would care

      • How about this, you stop playing the “umadbro” game and give a logical reason for why what they’re saying does not ring true….go ahead, try.

    • Big j
      I’m with you Bro! All these women just don’t have balls to say what they really want to say, so they make this fucken game that disrespects Breast Cancer! That’s a Dickens shame! That’s women for you! They will take it to the grave! Fucken Bitches!

    • Helenahanbasket // January 9, 2013 at 8:10 am // Reply

      I AGREE!!! I donated until I found out it was a bunch of shit and the CEO’s take it all-

  2. So, here’s an unforeseen consequence. 14 year old girl in small town puts her weeks and craving on fb status. Now she’s labeled a slut as the rumor that she was pregnant spread like wildfire.

    Maybe, instead of hiding what you’re trying to raise awareness of, you should just SAY IT!.

    My wife works in the radiology dept of a hospital where they deal with diagnosing breast cancer on a daily basis. Not something to joke about. Nor do you raise awareness by hiding it from half the population.

  3. So, here’s an unforeseen consequence. 14 year old girl in small town puts her weeks and craving on fb status. Now she’s labeled a slut as the rumor that she was pregnant spread like wildfire.

    Maybe, instead of hiding what you’re trying to raise awareness of, you should just SAY IT!.

    My wife works in the radiology dept of a hospital where they deal with diagnosing breast cancer on a daily basis. Not something to joke about. Nor do you raise awareness by hiding it from half the population.

    • Dukebordeaux // September 3, 2011 at 2:04 am // Reply

      I guess it did raise awareness cause you and I both looked it up buddy.

    • Who says it’s a joke. My mom is a breast cancer survivor, and is a nurse. I have it as my status. I don’t think it is a joke. I worked in a hospital emergency dept. My aunt is a breast cancer survivor. The people labelling people as sluts have the problem, not someone posting a status, but this is not a posting for girls, this is being sent to adults, not girls.

      Here’s another unforeseen consequence. You just raised more awareness.

  4. Maria Silvagross // September 2, 2011 at 3:04 am // Reply

    I am not sure how this game or any other game is raising breast cancer awareness. I was aware of breast cancer before but I couldn’t do anything about it and got it anyway. Can somebody explain how is this game raising awareness? or am I missing the point?

  5. Maria Silvagross // September 2, 2011 at 3:04 am // Reply

    I am not sure how this game or any other game is raising breast cancer awareness. I was aware of breast cancer before but I couldn’t do anything about it and got it anyway. Can somebody explain how is this game raising awareness? or am I missing the point?

  6. Maria Silvagross // September 2, 2011 at 3:04 am // Reply

    I am not sure how this game or any other game is raising breast cancer awareness. I was aware of breast cancer before but I couldn’t do anything about it and got it anyway. Can somebody explain how is this game raising awareness? or am I missing the point?

  7. Maria Silvagross // September 2, 2011 at 3:04 am // Reply

    I am not sure how this game or any other game is raising breast cancer awareness. I was aware of breast cancer before but I couldn’t do anything about it and got it anyway. Can somebody explain how is this game raising awareness? or am I missing the point?

    • It raises awarenes.. cause i for one have no one i know with the disease. And every year when this comes around it makes me think about it raises my awareness… if i didnt have this reminder every year i would never donate any money cause i would think .. why donate to that.. no one even cares about that disease. But with this facebook status it shows that a lot of people do care and its a good cause to donate to.

      • Really? Without the facebook status game you wouldn’t donate money because you think “no one cares about that disease”? WOW! I guess that it’s a good thing then, because you, and others I guess, only donate to causes when you think OTHER people will notice and care about? The question mark because I can’t believe it’s really true!

        • I totally agree. I think its sooooo stupid that peolpe act like they can only care if other people do. This is a thing that everybody should know and care about. Good job calling out this stupid person who obviously never has had any real problems

  8. What a load of drivel. You must have to be under 12 to think this is even remotely useful or amusing. Why don’t you donate some money to a breast cancer charity and post that on Facebook. Oh right, yeah, cos that would mean making an effort, you stupid twonks.

  9. How exactly does this raise awareness of breast cancer? How about posting a link to how to do a breast exam.

  10. damnn what crawled up your ass haha. you’re getting mad over nothinggg lol

    • i totally agree with Aol .. and im a guy and i think its pretty cool that that many people band together over one cause. Everyone needs to chill out.

      • How exactly are they banding together? Mass confusion? Sure sounds like a great way to raise awareness to me -_-

  11. stop the pinkwashing // September 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm // Reply

    An awareness campaign that doesn’t mention the topic and doesn’t include 50% of the population is useless. It does nothing to combat breast cancer–which, by the way, also affects men. Men are affected when they lose a wife, sister, mother, daughter. They are also affected when they get breast cancer themselves. This is not a disease limited to women.

    If you really care about breast cancer, donate your money or time to an actual organization. Or make sure your loved ones get checked. Skip the useless Facebook status updates.

    • 50% of the population is A HUGE amount. What is 50% were to disappear? Is advertising not important? Status updates are like advertising for volunteering and awareness. Obviously you have been made aware. And you know that it is not just women who are affected and that 50% + those they love and the men who also get breast cancer is a HUGE amount of people. When those of us who have been affected and do volunteer and do give money and do give time and do have careers that are dedicated to breast cancer are making it our status updates, does this mean it is useless?

      • Umm..he meant that the campaign wouldn’t reach 50% of the population, since it was targeted towards women? I hate these stupid things, insulting the men by “confusing” them, Really Ladies? Really? Like he said, Men are very much effected. Yes, these are useless since they don’t actually say a damn thing!

      • stop the pinkwashing // September 3, 2011 at 5:40 pm // Reply

        Obviously, you didn’t read my post. The missing 50% are the men who are supposed to be kept in the dark about this Facebook thing. That’s who is not having their awareness raised…because the instructions are not to *tell* them. And a status update that does not actually reference the cause is utterly useless. I only know the status update is about breast cancer because of posts like this. If I just read someone’s Facebook status, I would NOT have a clue; I would assume that person was pregnant instead. So, how does thinking someone is announcing their pregnancy raise awareness of breast cancer…?

        This is slacktivism at it’s finest. A better–and more useful–status update would be to remind everyone to either donate to a charity or remind them to self-check.

        • stop the pinkwashing // September 3, 2011 at 5:41 pm // Reply

          Not to mention that I specifically stated that men also get breast cancer.

          • it obviously made you aware. why else would you be on this site? you saw a couple statuses so it got you interested. That’s what this campaign is for. Getting the guys interested enough to start googling about it. If they just said “A cancer victim has a million wishes…(blah blah blah)..99% of you won’t post this, but i know 1% of my friends will.” <—-that's an extremely boring forward status and i find it quite annoying. No one post those kind of statuses, because of the fact that they're annoying. The breast cancer awareness "game" is a fun/funny way to spread the awareness about cancer.

          • “it obviously made you aware.”

            Aware of what? The breast cancer exists? No, I’ve been “aware” of that for decades.

            As STP said, it’s slacktivism. Doing completely arbitrary tasks to “raise awareness” is a way to do nothing but feel like you’re actually doing something.

            What is actually getting accomplished by all this “awareness” you’re raising? Are you hoping that this will somehow raise money for cancer research? If so, you’re not contributing a cent, so why would anyone else? You’re only encouraging people to spread more of this wonderful “awareness” around in place of doing something more productive.

            Let me repeat that:
            You’re giving people who feel compelled to “do something” an easy, guilt-free way to express their activism. Instead of writing checks, they’re updating statuses.

            Not to mention that we don’t need people to become more aware as breast cancer. Everyone and their mothers already knows about it, and if they don’t, their doctors do. If anything, we’re over-aware of breast cancer, to the point where we waste our time doing crap like this and pretending it makes a difference instead of focusing our efforts on more productive tasks.

          • Sdlfjsdkf // October 1, 2011 at 12:44 am //

            If you have a problem with it, then let it go.

  12. This is one of the dumbest things I’ve seen. “Let’s all post a cryptic message and not explain it to raise awareness for something! It’ll be great, everyone will think I’m pregnant and I’ll get all sorts of attention, but I won’t actually say why.”
    Who isn’t aware of breast cancer? How does reminding people it’s out there again help, without encouraging self exams, mammograms, and education? Claiming you’re pregnant and craving sweets does none of that, it just confuses people.

  13. This is one of the dumbest things I’ve seen. “Let’s all post a cryptic message and not explain it to raise awareness for something! It’ll be great, everyone will think I’m pregnant and I’ll get all sorts of attention, but I won’t actually say why.”
    Who isn’t aware of breast cancer? How does reminding people it’s out there again help, without encouraging self exams, mammograms, and education? Claiming you’re pregnant and craving sweets does none of that, it just confuses people.

    • When I read from 3 different ppl their status on FB, I went searching online what does it mean and found out about the cancer. I guess your pretty dumb not to figure out what these ppl anr trying to say. DUMB!

      • Actually you are the one who lacks intelligence. Everyone knows about breast cancer. Even guys. I’m reminded of it every time I think about my grandma who succumbed to it years back. This retarded status idea literally makes as much sense as posting your favorite tea to raise support for Michelle Bachmann’s presidential campaign.

  14. you are all assholes!! its just a game for fun and what if this really helps breast cancer awareness!? if you don’t like it DON’T FUCKING PARTICIPATE! the point is that we’re trying to get as many females to participate to put it as their facebook status because facebook is the most visited site so that it can come out in the news and we can help breast cancer awareness!! if its true then WE’RE making a change if its not then we’re just doing it for fun! its not like i’m messing around with those who suffer from it but at least we’re trying to make a change without having to waste a dime that’s the purpose! the males are probably not suppose to be participating for a reason cause how weird would it be if some guy post on his status “i’m 3 week and craving chocolate cake” like wth nobody cares about your ignorant fucking comments!! either you participate or don’t!!!

    • You just proved exactly why the whole fucking thing is pointless….”nobody cares about your ignorant fucking comments!! “. Game, set, match. It goes both ways.

    • stop the pinkwashing // September 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm // Reply

      Everyone is *already* aware of breast cancer; stores are awash with pink branded stuff. It’s not a mysterious, little-known disease that no one has heard of. Unless you donate time or donate money, you’re not actually changing anything. A proper awareness campaign should include men, as they are also affected by breast cancer. In fact, a real awareness raiser would be to remind men that they can also get breast cancer too.

  15. Guys…. calm down. It’s a facebook status. Take it from a 17 year old, I may not know much, but I do know my society, and a girl who posts this is not taken for a slut, and I would’ve not known that it was breast cancer awareness month had it not been for this, as I am too busy. Again calm down

  16. Oh, this is worse than last year’s idea. Awesome. I love how they still don’t get the fact that men can get breast cancer too.

    Also, ‘pickles’ is spelled incorrectly.

    • DirkandTheMac // September 3, 2011 at 9:35 pm // Reply

      As is Double Chocolate Chip ‘Chrunchy’ Cookies!

      • that is nothing compared to the fact that “Skittles” and “Starburst” are mentioned TWICE EACH, rendering the ENTIRE “Game” NULL AND VOID not to mention POINTLESS!
        WAY TO GO GIRLS!!!!
        You really pulled one over on us guys. LMFAO

  17. That is completely daft and there is no way that actually does anything constructive except just spread the daftness….

  18. I’ll tell you what it does for me…Everyone on my Grandfather’s side that is a woman has died of breast cancer. When I see this kind of thing, even though it is seemingly frivolous, I know I have the support of literally thousands of my friends and people I don’t know who encourage me to do self exams and to go get those baseline and then screening mammograms which I had to start this year as I entered my forties. I HATED going, but I went because I knew it was important, because of these kind of promotions that are seemingly trivial, but women band together to support each other… And who knows, it may be chain letter kind of antics, who cares, I see my friends who do it and we have comraderie as an outcome. My grandfather’s sisters have not died in vain when I am taking every precationary measure that now exists and I’m able to speak about it here and each time I post about 1 week late and craving ice cream. What are your thoughts now, is it still stupid?

  19. imagine for a second that a teen girl posts this on FB. her boyfriend reads it and decides he can not possibly raise a baby and is so distraught he commits suicide. this is a brilliant campaign. if this type of thing does happen, i hope someone pays for it. this is extremely irresponsible.

  20. The “weeks and counting” game that’s sweeping women’s wall posts on Facebook and “supposedly” raising Breast Cancer Awareness has to stop. No good change can come while making jokes about the sensitive subject of pregnancy. Every year, 3.3 million babies are born dead — so-called stillbirths — according to the World Health Organization. There are many who also can’t have children. Please read this blog post on how it does more harm than good: http://momentsofpause.blogspot.com/2011/09/0-weeks-and-craving-forgiveness.html

    • If people are meant to get pregnant, they will be. If they’re meant to have children, they will. You trying to relate still births to this quirky game is insolent and insensitive of you.

      • How do you think it makes a cancer survivor, who has lost their ability to have children due to the chemo, feel when all of her friends put up posts implying that they are pregnant. THAT is what is insensitive.

  21. Whoever came up with this is a moron

  22. I’m 14 weeks and craving strawberry pop-tarts

  23. Nanciemukami // September 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm // Reply

    i love this cravings game….keep them guessing

  24. The only awareness this raised for me was the fact that women don’t PROOF READ very well. 🙂

  25. For those that are pointing out the “Typos” on the list, that is nothing compared to the fact that “Skittles” and “Starburst” are mentioned TWICE EACH, rendering the ENTIRE “Game” NULL AND VOID not to mention POINTLESS!
    WAY TO GO GIRLS!!!!
    You really pulled one over on us guys. LMFAO

  26. Sonia Luscombe // September 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm // Reply

    Males can get breast cancer to

  27. i think your all missing the point, it reminds women to check for breast cancer thats what the “awareness” bit means, know one really thinks about it until something like this comes along and the more campaigns, charity events and games there are the better!

    there are events that raise money and people do them a lot of the time. women are not doing this for an easier option to donating there doing it so that friends and family are reminded of the disease that could affect anyone of them at any time,

    your suppose to check for lumps every 3months but most of the time people forget its good to have a constant reminder.

    im 19 and aware of breast cancer!
    is that wrong?

  28. Another case of thinking any publicity is good publicity. I am aware. Aware that this is stupid. Way to malign a good cause with your silliness. But the pettiness in the post was pretty entertaining though.

  29. This is why men were not suppose to know. anything that doesn’t involve them the half to criticize!

    checking for breast cancer and knowing what it is about is daunting especially because it is hereditary. its letting people know there is support and people care out there and loads of women are going through it.

    the whole having a little joke thing is lighting peoples mood about checking so its less likely to be avoided.

    personally i don’t see anything wrong with it, i’m just disappointed that people are abusing there freedom of speech and the internet has become a place of bullying and cruelty. its just a little game to raise awareness these people are not going to run the country so why should it bother you!

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  31. I agree with Rodney. The email sent above seems so much more focused on confusing men than it does raising awareness. It seems childish to me. Do we really think men are not capable of googling what the statuses are about? That is all I had to do to find this site. There are so many more productive ways of raising awareness than putting up sneaky statuses on facebook (that we think only women understand). Raise awareness by joining a walk, wearing pink, starting your OWN walk/event in your town…. the list can go on and on if we put a little more brain power to this. My mother is a breast cancer survivor and finds these facebook statuses very offensive. She actually cancelled her facebook account because of the foolishness of these “games.” In her own words, she sees them as turning a serious cause into a joke. Putting up bra colors, or statuses that imply pregnancy does NOT raise breast cancer awareness when men don’t even know why women are posting these things. I guarantee those who don’t know what’s going on with fb status updates like this think about OTHER things when they see this crap; their first thought is not “Oh! This must be for breast cancer awareness!” Seriously, “ladies,” we are smarter than this and can come up with better ways to raise awareness.

  32. Addison Jhon6 // March 21, 2012 at 7:06 am // Reply

    I’m impressed. You’re truly well informed facebook status and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. I’m saving this for future use.

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  36. if this type of thing does happen, i hope someone pays for it. this is extremely irresponsible.

  37. i hope someone pays for it. this is extremely irresponsible.

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