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Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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?"

When (Right Wing) Bullies Can't Take a Punch

Eric Boehlert | Posted 04.08.2012 | Media
Eric Boehlert

When conservatives win grassroots battles of public opinion, it's democracy. When liberals win, it's totalitarianism and "disgusting." For a name-calling mob of bullies, the GOP ought to learn how to take a punch from the truth.

Planned Parenthood, Social Media, and a Win for Women's Health

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.08.2012 | Women
Arianna Huffington

The recent reversal by the Komen foundation of its decision to no longer fund grants to Planned Parenthood is a case study in how radically social media have changed the way institutions relate to those they purport to serve.

The Real Komen Lesson: Charities Can Be 'Too Big to Fail,' Too

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The real question is: Do we really want our charities to be marketing arms for the country's largest corporations?

The Komen-Planned Parenthood Case -- A Philanthropic and Political Victory for Us All

Maxim Thorne | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics
Maxim Thorne

Can a former Board Member of a local Planned Parenthood defend the Susan G. Komen Foundation? Of course I can, and I will.

Amanda Terkel

Susan G. Komen Head's Strong Defense Of Planned Parenthood In Memoir

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For years, some conservatives have criticized Susan G. Komen for the Cure for giving grant money to Planned Parenthood for America, beca...

Did Facebook Bring Down Susan G. Komen?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

While some may look at Facebook and see a cashbox or a narcissistic echo chamber, at least for today, we can see it as the social engine that may well have saved at least one woman's life.