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HI-Visibility? Dec. 1st, 2003 11:16 am
No of ribbons seen on way into work, and in office:

Pink: 2
Red: 1 (me)

(and my tooth's still giving me hell, so I'm grumpy today).

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From: valkyriekaren
Date: December 1st, 2003 - 03:31 am (Link)
Red, obviously, are HIV/AIDS Awareness ribbons (it being International HIV/AIDS Awareness Day today). Pink I believe are Breast Cancer Awareness.

For a while some years ago, I used to wear a black ribbon in my lapel, which I used to tell people was for 'Mortality Awareness'.
From: reddragdiva
Date: December 1st, 2003 - 07:54 am (Link)
We used the black ribbons as aus.culture.gothic tags for a while.
From: valkyriekaren
Date: December 1st, 2003 - 03:26 am (Link)
I've not noticed anywhere selling ribbons - unlike poppies, which were everywhere last month.
Presumably Tescos has them somewhere, but probably only at the kiosk/info desk, where I never go except for stamps.
From: kaet
Date: December 1st, 2003 - 03:38 am (Link)
I'd not known that the red ribbon thing was still going, to be honest, I've not seen anyone selling them for ages. I was well aware it was world AIDS day, and the World Service have been doing a wonderful fortnight of programmes, so I now know my Protease Inhibitors from my Demograhpic Timebomb, :). As ever, with the world service, like Encyclopedia articles, I consider myself well-and-truely told, :). Is it one organistaiton responsible for the red ribbon (like the Legion with the poppy) or is it a symbol you're encouraged to duplicate with, say, any red ribbon you have lying around? I'm a bit at a loss what to do, to be honest. I think awareness is definately useful here, so I should get one.

What are pink ribbons for? I'm out of the loop with these things. I saw a yellow one the other day, which I can only assume is for Scottish Nationalism.
From: wechsler
Date: December 1st, 2003 - 03:41 am (Link)
I can't imagine you'll get complaints from anyone for making your own.
From: valkyriekaren
Date: December 1st, 2003 - 03:44 am (Link)
I think the yellow one is prostate cancer?
From: ravenevermore
Date: December 1st, 2003 - 03:40 am (Link)
The college is taking donations and is asking students to either wear a red ribbon or a red article of clothing. There is a lot more ribbons and deliberate articles of red clothing than I expected, so its rather refreshing to see the kids giving a shit...
From: dennyd
Date: December 1st, 2003 - 07:35 am (Link)
I've got an enamel badge version which is permanently on my long coat, but I don't tend to wear one on the leather - they didn't weather well on a bike, so I got out of the habit.