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Blood on a Beach

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.30.2014 | 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.

ReThink Review: Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women
Jonathan Kim

This film urges us to look hard at what charities like Komen are really saying about breast cancer, those who have it and the companies trying to "pinkwash" themselves, insulating themselves from criticism.

PFLAG Holds Israeli Pinkwashing Event (Updated)

Katherine Franke | Posted 04.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Katherine Franke

PFLAG, Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a national organization that "promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual a...

Confessions of a Pinkwasher

Yoav Sivan | Posted 02.14.2012 | New York
Yoav Sivan

Sarah Schulman's article "Israel and Pinkwashing" contributes to an unrelenting focus on a useless question: is Israel more pro-gay or more anti-Palestinian?

Petitioning Pink Ribbons

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 12.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

It's October, and to many of us that means one thing: pink ribbons. But how many of us stop to read the labels on the products those ribbons adorn?

Sick of Pinkwashing? Here's a Pink Promotion that Stays True to its Hue

Joe Waters | Posted 12.04.2011 | Impact
Joe Waters

The Ellie Fund helps hundreds of women and their family members each year with important, necessary things that it's easy to forget are hard for someone who's sick.

Rethink Pink NOW! Sane Solutions To Breast Cancer

Helen Cordes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Cordes

Yesterday, the American Cancer Society admitted that many women are diagnosed and treated for breast cancer needlessly--that the "cancer" they have wouldn't spread or even be noticed without mammograms.