This is meant as a guide to those colored ribbons people pin to their lapels
, or to raise awareness
, or whenever they just disagree
with something. There are some interesting idealogical collisions
which arise from the limited range of colors with which ribbons are commercially available.
Light Blue Ribbon
- Online Anarchist Black Ribbon Campaign
- Campaing to connect New Zealand and reduce international data-transfer costs to ensure that all New Zealanders have access to the Internet at an affordable price.
- For those embarrassed to call President Clinton their president. (maybe they can offer their ribbons to those embarrassed by GW Bush after the inauguration)
- Men working to end men's violence against women
- Raising awareness about gay-teen suicide and remembering those who we've lost
- Campaign for open ICANN meetings
- Greying with Grace "a ribbon runs through it" Awareness of elderly abuse, neglect and exploitation
- Awareness of diabetes and its complications and need for a cure.
Mint Green Ribbon
- The Green Ribbon Campaign for Responsibility in Free Speech (sponsored by a Christian literature publisher)
- For freedom of innovation (innovation was misspelled "inovation" which might actually be innovation in spelling and letter conservation.)
- respect and the protection of our environment, "Health & Wealth, Nature!"
- For open adoption records
- For higher levels of New Zealand content on the radio and television (presumably in New Zealand)
- Anti-Yahoo Campaign
- To spread awareness that normal people use the Internet and use computers
Glow in the Dark Ribbon
- Internet brown ribbon campaign for free beer online
Polka Dot Ribbon
- "a gateway to the truth about UFOs"
- For the proper use of language on the Internet
(Blue, Red and Black)
- PAARC, Polyamory Awareness and Acceptance Ribbon Campaign (Polyamory translates to "Many Loves", still sounds like polygamy to me)
- Against gratuitous graphics on the internet
- Symbol of solidarity for fASCIIsts and those supporting fASCIIsm
(colors of the Aboriginal
Flag (red, yellow and black) and the Torres Strait Islander
Flag (blue, white and green))
"The Amazing Ribbon-O-Matic" website (http://www.webgurus.com/ribbon-o-matic.html) deserves special credit for acknowledging the potpurri of ribbons online and creating a system which allows everyone to make their own.
Definitions gathered from around the Web.