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Pinkwashing Breast Cancer

The Face of Breast Cancer

Deborah Doucette | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Deborah Doucette

Breast cancer is an epidemic. But, especially in October, it's all pink and balloons, women smiling in sneakers walking and walking, companies slapping breast cancer logos onto every bit of merchandise under the sun to make an extra buck, and money poured into raising awareness of a disease that one would have to be living under a giant, really deep rock to not be aware of.

Exploitation Is Not Awareness

Jamie Bendola | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Jamie Bendola

In October, companies give themselves a pat on the back for "spreading awareness," but all the while they are really just profiting off of breast cancer.

Open Letter to SimplePickup2

Lara Huffman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

I just watched your Youtube video where you put these "haters" on blast, saying because of them, breast cancer research just lost out on $7,000. I can't speak for all the other haters, but on behalf of this hater, GOOD.

We Can't Waste Another October: End Pinkwashing and Stop Cancer Before It Starts

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

We are more than halfway through October and pink ribbon products abound. Each year, my outrage grows over companies that put pink ribbons on absolutely anything in the name of breast cancer, and this year here they are again.

'I Don't Have An Inspirational Word To Say About Having Breast Cancer'

Deborah Doucette | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Deborah Doucette

People have asked me how I found the lump. I hardly ever tell them the truth because I'm afraid they would think I'm crazy. I'll tell you, but not yet.

What the Pink Ribbon Means to Me

Lara Huffman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

With Pinktober full steam ahead, I want to come right out and say this: Pink Stinks. I am sick and tired of the pink ribbon, Pinktober and massive amounts of pink-washing products that line the shelves year after year.

Where's the Feminism in the Awareness?

Nancy Stordahl | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Nancy Stordahl

It's wrong to trivialize women. It's wrong to trivialize a deadly disease. And I have to ask would this be acceptable if we were dealing with male body parts or a man's disease? Where is the feminism in breast cancer awareness?

To Fight Breast Cancer, Ribbons Should Mean Carcinogen-Free

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

This year, the Breast Cancer Fund's "Prevention is Power" campaign is designed to take consumers beyond pink ribbons and toward understanding how to reduce toxic chemical exposures that are linked to the disease.