Catch up on stories you may have missed this month

This year especially journalists and others have been asking deeper questions about breast cancer awareness, the commercialization of the pink ribbon industry, the portrayal of breast cancer in relation to other diseases, and how consumers can avoid pinkwashing. I was interviewed for some of this month’s stories, and I wrote some of my own.

Breast Cancer: The Flaws in the . . . → Read More: Catch up on stories you may have missed this month

“Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer”

Peggy Orenstein’s April 25, 2013 article–the cover story for this Week’ s New York Times’ Magazine, offers an in-depth look at breast cancer in the United States. The 9-page essay– called “Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer” — is well worth the read, highlighting key issues in breast cancer awareness campaigns, research, advocacy, and the painful realities . . . → Read More: “Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer”

Here's my interview on WISH

A few weeks ago Tera Warner interviewed me for the Women’s International Summit for Health (WISH) — a FREE series of interviews and writings on a range of topics from breast cancer to sex and hormones to money, love, mystery, and the secrets of women’s self-defense. Tera asked me about the history of the pink ribbon, what’s transpired in the . . . → Read More: Here’s my interview on WISH

International Women's Day, and the WISH Summit

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Women’s International Summit for Health (WISH) kicks off tomorrow (March 8th). In its fourth and final year, the 2013 WISH summit features interviews and writings from leading experts on breast cancer, sex and hormones, diet and detox, love and luck, money, mystery, mothering and even the secrets of women’s self-defense. This entire series . . . → Read More: International Women’s Day, and the WISH Summit

Gayle Sulik on The Kojo Nnamdi Show (NPR’s WAMU)

The Kojo Nnamdi Show airs on National Public Radio’s Washington, DC Affiliate station WAMU weekdays from noon to 2 pm EST. The live two-hour magazine program highlights news, political issues and social trends of the day. Yesterday, I spoke with Rebecca Roberts on “Pink Ribbon Culture” and Breast Cancer.

Description: Contemporary breast cancer awareness is perky, positive, and, above . . . → Read More: Gayle Sulik on The Kojo Nnamdi Show (NPR’s WAMU)

Reach MD Interviews Gayle Sulik about “Pink Ribbon Blues”

“Pink ribbon campaigns have been highly successful in rallying recognition and funding around breast cancer. But our guest thinks the cheerful image of such campaigns whitewashes realities of the disease, both in terms of statistics and patient experiences.” April 18, 2011


Doctors Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD interviewed me on XM Radio’s ReachMD for a series . . . → Read More: Reach MD Interviews Gayle Sulik about “Pink Ribbon Blues”

The Cancer Show Interview, Part 2

The Cancer Show runs part 2 of “Thinking Before Pinking” With Gayle Sulik, which focuses on the dream of eradication and what decades of trends in incidence and mortality suggest about where society stands in the search for a cure. Here is an excerpt:

“Every year people walk, run, volunteer, and consume products with the . . . → Read More: The Cancer Show Interview, Part 2

“The Cancer Show” Interview

THE CANCER SHOW is a documentary project that takes a “light-hearted look at how U.S. health policy politics and profit-driven healthcare drive common misperceptions about cancer to the general public at large – while ignoring the possible causes.” No doubt breast cancer is a leading character in this tale of carcinogenic proportions along with environmental cancer risks, blind consumption, and . . . → Read More: “The Cancer Show” Interview

Saturday (11/27), I’ll be on “Gesundheit…with Jacobus”

I’m looking forward to spending Saturday morning with Jacobus Hollewijn on a 3-hour live health talk show called Gesundheit…with Jacobus. “Gesundheit” means health or good health in German, and the mission of the show is “to entertain and educate you with information about health, healing and healthy lifestyles.” It is sure to be lively.

For information on this week’s show, . . . → Read More: Saturday (11/27), I’ll be on “Gesundheit…with Jacobus”

Gayle Sulik Interview on “Back Again with Keith & Jocelyn”

Here is a 13-minute interview I did November 3rd on WYBCX’s “Back Again with Keith & Jocelyn” in Connecticut. Hosts, Keith Kountz and Jocelyn Maminta, asked about the rise of the pink ribbon, the pervasiveness of pinking and cause marketing, and the impact of the current pink climate.

"women urged to get screened because it might save their lives. But that’s only 1 possible outcome, and it’s the least likely one" @cragcrest

“Pink Ribbon Blues”

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"Seeing clearly through the pink haze" Toronto Sun

*Sad face*: Being happy does not help you live longer" New Scientist

How should we address breast cancer when norms continually change? The Guardian

Your Fun 'No Bra Day' Photos Are Overshadowing Terminal Breast Cancer Patients Broadly

Backlash against “pinkwashing” of breast cancer awareness campaigns BMJ

Breast Cancer to Rise 50 Percent by 2030? Hey, Not So Fast! Health News Review

Breast Cancer: The Flaws in the Cause

How to Make the Biggest Impact With Your Breast Cancer Donations Money

The Very Pink, Very Controversial Business of Breast Cancer Awareness Racked

NFL, Pink Ribbons Not Enough to Win over Women CNN

3 Questions We Need to Answer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Chronicle of Philanthropy

The problem with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Women's Health Magazine

Pink Ribbon Envy: Living with an Uncool Cancer The Nib

A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard NPR, All Things Considered

Canadian Mammogram Study KCRW, NPR Affiliate

Time to Debunk the Mammography Myth CNN

Breast Cancer: Awareness, Activism & Pinkwashing NPR Charlotte

Buying Pink Al Jazeera's The Stream Watch »

The Pink Backlash Orlando Sentinel

Why Jolie's Test Costs So Much CNN

Preventative Mastectomies: Disease and Deception BlogTalkRadio

Angelina Jolie and the 'Breast Cancer Gene' KCRW

Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer The New York Times Magazine.

The Story Behind the Pink Ribbon Campaign Sisters Talk Radio

WISH Interview Women's International Summit for Health

Making Cancer About The Patient, Not The Body Part CBS Pittsburgh

Sexy breast cancer campaigns anger many patients USA Today

The perils of pink The Daily

Komen pink campaign creates breast-cancer blues for some Dallas Morning News

A yellow flag for the NFL's pink New York Daily

Gayle Sulik named #7 in SharecareNow’s Top 10 Online Influencers in Breast Cancer

Breast cancer cancer causes so easily derailed Philly Inquirer

Komen Charity Under Microscope for Funding, Science Reuters

The Fight Against Cancer - And Abortion?

Susan G. Komen For the Cure defunds Planned Parenthood. In Deep with Angie Coiro

Amid Breast Cancer Month, Is there Pink Fatigue? NPR's All Things Considered

How is Breast Cancer Culture Undermining Women's Health? America’s Radio News Network

Pink Ribbon Culture and Breast Cancer The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Big Business of Breast Cancer
Marie Claire

Does Breast Cancer Awareness Month Crowd Out Other Diseases? Slate

Pink Inc. Has Many Starting to See Red The Sacramento Bee

Get Your Pink Off Ottawa Citizen

Komen Pink Ribbons Raise Green and Questions USA Today