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Pinkwashing

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Don't Think Pink―Think Green

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

While KFC and Komen earn millions selling pink buckets of fried chicken and Boar's Head pink-wraps its meats, women could do more to combat breast cancer by convincing their friends and family members to say no to pink-beribboned animal products and yes to the produce aisle.

Wearing of the Pink

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.12.2014 | Sports
Patricia McGuire

So far, based on the disclosure on its website, the bottom line appears to be that the NFL has raised about $7 million over 5 years in its breast cancer initiative. Given the billions in revenues the league and its teams have made in that same period of time, this amount seems paltry.

5 Things You May Not Know (But Should) About Breast Cancer Awareness

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and there's much more to conquering this disease than wearing pink. At a Conversation for the Cure panel ...

I'm Done Supporting Games and Now I'm Done Playing Them

Bobbie Shay Lee | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business
Bobbie Shay Lee

The NFL's latest challenge with transparency is nothing new, particularly when it comes to women and women's causes. I have fought for full disclosure from the NFL and its charitable activities for several years, most specifically from its Crucial Catch program they claim supports breast cancer organizations.

My Disease Isn't a Cutesy Slogan

Lara Huffman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

When it comes to breast cancer, screw saving the ta-tas, boobies or second base. The primary concern should be removing the cancer from the woman's body, and oftentimes that means a single or double mastectomy. You know -- not saving the breasts.

The Diseases We Donate To Aren't Always The Diseases That Kill Us

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge isn't the same as supporting ALS research, and supporting ALS research isn't always the same as saving lives. A grap...

Blood on a Beach

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Our ubiquitous social media are a game changer: having seen pictures of dead boys on a beach, we cannot un-see them.

Updating the Toxic Substance Control Act and Haley's Ribbon: Looping Back to Breast Cancer Prevention

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

The story of the pink ribbon is the story of how breast cancer prevention has been marginalized and the power of people to stand up to corporations. Few people know that the pink ribbon began as a peach ribbon for prevention.

Pinkwashing in the NFL: Adrian Peterson and the Tragedy of Child Murder During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Earl Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Earl Smith, Ph.D.

October is both Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month; yet you would never know this as the NFL only promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink gloves, pink shoes, pink goalposts, pink towels, pink jerseys and even pink "eye-black."

The NFL Goes Pink for the Green

Eric Marmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Eric Marmon

The perception is that the NFL goes pink to make women aware of breast cancer. In reality, the NFL goes pink to make women aware of the NFL.

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.

This Is One Of The Worst Ideas Ever

Posted 10.22.2013 | Women

Breast cancer awareness, already an often "pinkwashed" and overly-sexualized issue, has taken a seriously creepy turn. A group of three pickup arti...

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.

LOOK: Women Need Special Earplugs, Apparently

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.22.2013 | Women

Walgreens has thoughtfully created a special set of earplugs just for women... exactly the same as normal earplugs, but bright pink. In Walgre...

Beyond Pink: What Matters for Future Progress Against Breast Cancer

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

You should think before you pink, as you might before giving to any solicitor of charitable funds. But let's not argue about the color and the ribbon which was, 20 years ago, an emblem of openness about a disease that women were afraid to mention out loud.

I Went To A Cancer Party -- And I Liked It

Erika Lade | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Erika Lade

I saw the people who have held my hand, poked me with needles, taken my vital signs and treated my cancer, and I saw them for once in a non-medical way. They were not in white coats and sneakers or scrubs -- they were laughing, eating and drinking cocktails.

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?

Save the Ta-Tas, Save Women?

Jessica S. Holmes | Posted 12.19.2012 | Women
Jessica S. Holmes

"Save the ta-tas." The bumper sticker glared back at me as I made my morning commute to work as a breast cancer researcher, as if I needed reminding that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

NFL Pink Campaign Gives Just 5% To Charity

Posted 10.12.2012 | Impact

They’re big and burly and knock people down to the ground for a living. But during October, NFL players flaunt their feminine sides by sporting pink...

Is The NFL's Breast Cancer Campaign A Scam?

Jezebel | Posted 10.12.2012 | Women

Have you noticed that during the month of October, the NFL suddenly becomes intensely concerned with making sure you're aware of breast cancer? Pink j...

Pink-Ribboned Soup Cans? We Can Taste the Hypocrisy!

Margie Kelly | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Margie Kelly

Is it some kind of sick joke that cans lined with a chemical linked to cancer are sporting pink ribbons?

5 Real Ways To Fight Breast Cancer Beyond 'Pinkwashing'

Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact

Slapping a pink pin on a person or product has long been synonymous with waging a war against breast cancer. But some advocates say that the girly-hue...

Gun Club Offers Breast Cancer-Themed Shooting Event To Raise Money For Komen Foundation

Posted 10.09.2012 | Women

The Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) has announced its second annual Shoot for the Cure next Sunday. The event will benefit the Susan G. Komen ...

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.

‏Welcome Back to the Disco Days

Udi Urman | Posted 09.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Udi Urman

Gay people have a battle to wage for their right to a normal life all over the world. So finally, when something is good and moving forward on the right track -- even if it is in Israel, which too many people love to hate -- embrace it, love it and enjoy it.