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Susan G. Komen for the Cure

The Great American Ovary Debate: 2012's Super Wedge Issue

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Conservative groups in particular found power and leverage with so-called wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage in the past. With contraception, however, they've awoken the sleeping giant voting majority who don't want their ovaries to be debated.

Laura Bassett

More Top Komen Executives Resign Amid Reports Of Internal Troubles

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

Two top executives at Susan G. Komen for the Cure have announced their resignation, amid reports that the breast cancer charity is struggling to raise...

Social Media and the Power of Women's Wallets

Paige Bradley Frost | Posted 05.13.2012 | Women
Paige Bradley Frost

The pen -- or in this case, the keyboard -- must be paired with a sharp economic sword.

What Do Women Really Want? Try Asking.

K. Sujata | Posted 05.07.2012 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Women should be adequately represented in every discussion and decision that directly impacts us. How can governing bodies, businesses, or a Sunday talk show produce good decisions or honest reporting without asking women for their opinions?

Laura Bassett

Komen To Donors: Should We Apologize?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

After Susan G. Komen for the Cure's controversial decision several weeks ago to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, and the subsequent reversal of that...

The Dangers of Being Female

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 04.22.2012 | Women
Marianne Mollmann

This month was big on bad news for women.

A Better Form of Capitalism: Consumer Behavior Matters

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 04.18.2012 | Business
Peter Smirniotopoulos

Three recent examples of corporations or organizations behaving badly, and the immediate, negative backlash among their respective consumers and supporters, demonstrate the power possessed by "We the People" when we are socially conscious and take immediate action.

Confused About Breast Cancer? I'm Not

Fran Visco | Posted 04.15.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

Are we talking about the breast cancer issues that really matter?

For Komen To Survive, Brinker Family Must Give Up Control

Jeffrey Campagna | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Campagna

Handel was only a symptom. The real problem at Komen is the board and CEO that hired her in the first place.

Who are the Next Victims of Despicable Disregard?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

How is it that so many of us understand the level of financial support most grown children require to gain a foothold on the economic ladder these days -- yet states like Florida find new ways to deprive those who don't even have parents to provide such support?

It's Time to Re-Think Pink

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 04.15.2012 | Women
Lois Alter Mark

The comfort of "pink" has softened the disease and given it a warm, fuzzy feel that any woman with breast cancer will tell you is just plain wrong.

The Important Work of Planned Parenthood

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.14.2012 | Women
Jennifer Hamady

Villainizing the entire organization is a mistake. It ignores, and dismisses, the services Planned Parenthood provides that we all -- regardless of our political views -- can agree are important.

Why Is Women's Health Fair Game for Political Football?

K. Sujata | Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago
K. Sujata

As a funder and peer to Komen, I think their policy used a hacksaw when it should have used a scalpel. And as a result, they put their funding decisions in the hands of special interests instead of health-care specialists.

Komen Vs. Planned Parenthood Fallout May Make Cancer Group Work Harder

philanthropy.com | Posted 02.12.2012 | Impact

The controversy surrounding the decision by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to withdraw grants to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the re...

Have We Really Come Down to a Boys Against the Girls Fight?

Hilary Rosen | Posted 04.10.2012 | Women
Hilary Rosen

This public debate on whether or not the Obama administration's sensible policy on covering birth control has turned into a boys against the girls fight. And the boys are out of touch and out of line.

WATCH: Planned Parenthood Hones In On Black Women In Wake Of Komen Shake Up

Posted 02.09.2012 | Black Voices

As the dust settles on last week's Susan G. Komen funding shakeup, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is directing their focus onto the n...

Halftime in Pink America

William O'Rourke | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
William O'Rourke

It's been another bad week for the GOP, because of yet more Hail Marys: the Susan G. Komen for the Cure pink ribbon flap, defunding Planned Parenthood, and, consequently, the women of America reacting and Komen's decision eventually reversed.

Amanda Terkel

Komen's Corporate Partners Respond, Cautiously

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure has gone through the biggest public relations crisis of its 30-year history during the past week. The breast...

From M.I.A. to Susan G. Komen: How to Be Outraged in America

Mark Morford | Posted 04.09.2012 | Comedy
Mark Morford

What flavor of revolt and indignation do you prefer as we dance like drunken angels into the wilds of 2012? Choose wisely, and you can become a full and informed participant in the culture. Choose poorly, and the world is joyless as bible study in Rick Santorum's shame dungeon.

Komen Board's Wisdom Lost on Scott Walker

Jon Richards | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Jon Richards

No reversal is in the works for Gov. Walker's ideologically-driven battle against the Planned Parenthood clinics providing health care to the women of Wisconsin.

WATCH: Breast Cancer Survivor Gives Stirring Response To Komen Controversy

Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

Linda Burger, a 56-year-old breast cancer survivor from Las Vegas, Nevada, filmed an emotionally charged message earlier this month, expressing her pe...

Why the Komen Foundation Outrage? Because of Habits

Charles Duhigg | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business
Charles Duhigg

When marketers influence habits, they influence peoples' self-identity. And so when a group or company does something that doesn't correspond to our core values, it feels like a betrayal.

Michael McAuliff

Senators Launch Women's Rights Bid After Komen Debacle

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Inspired by the backlash over the brief attempt by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, a group of senator...

WATCH: Keith Olbermann's Scathing New Special Comment

Posted 02.08.2012 | Media

In a fiery new Special Comment, Keith Olbermann blasted the Susan G. Komen Foundation and its founder and CEO Nancy Brinker on his Current TV show Tue...

Proudly, Prayerfully Pro-Choice

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 04.08.2012 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

Speaking out on this issue, I unleashed a flurry of responses from folks who were unable to reconcile my position as a pro-choice advocate with my vocation as a priest and pastor. One commenter summed it up tersely: "What kind of religion do you represent, lady?"