Martin . . . → Read More: On the moral necessity of love in action: The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Marie-Laurence Waldelöf died of breast cancer on December 25, 2012.
Fluent in french, swedish, and british english, Marie-Laurence Waldelöf of Paris, France specialized in copywriting and communications. After her breast cancer diagnosis in 2009, she began exploring the cultures and contexts of breast cancer. Triumphant survivorship did not represent her reality, as a patient, . . . → Read More: Adieu Marie-Laurence Waldelöf
In a post I wrote for Psychology Today (Nov. 21, 2012) I asked, “Do Sexy Breast Cancer Campaigns Demean Women?“ The answer was — as you might expect — yes. I identified six sexually objectifying techniques commonly used in breast cancer awareness campaigns to get attention, raise money, and lure people to the Cause.
Use women’s . . . → Read More: Sexy Breast Cancer Campaigns DO Demean Women. So What?
Porn site donates a penny to charity for every 30 “boob-themed videos” watched. Las Vegas restaurant promises to “Save 2nd base” and provide an open bar to guests in pink bathing suits. Campaigns like “Save the Ta-tas” and “Feel Your Boobies” use slang and provocative imagery to raise funds and visibility.
Is this . . . → Read More: Do Sexy Breast Cancer Campaigns Demean Women?
Linda “Kristi” Rickman has 10 years experience in higher education in various areas of student affairs. Following her mother’s first diagnosis with breast cancer in 1996 Kristi became a pink ribbon addict. Then a second diagnosis years later led her to immerse herself further into pink ribbon culture. Kristi’s viewpoint of the pink ribbon . . . → Read More: Confessions of a Recovering Pink Addict
Breast Cancer Action’s executive director, Karuna Jaggar, has a vision for health equity in which every woman affected by breast cancer has the power and knowledge to make informed decisions that enable them to take control of their healthcare. This includes a woman’s right to access affordable treatment options, to create individualized treatment plans . . . → Read More: Connecting the Pepto Pink Dots: Why Pink Ribbons and Screening Are Not Enough
Diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2008, two of Lisa Valentine’s seven sisters have also had breast cancer. She is an active member of the Hastings, MN Breast Cancer Support Group, which created the DVD “Voices of Hope” in early 2010 for newly diagnosed women. Over 5,000 copies have been distributed (see www.hastingsbreastcancer.com). Opting not to . . . → Read More: Paralyzed or Catalyzed?
Nancy Stordahl lost her mother to breast cancer in 2008. Two years later she too was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her blog Nancy’s Point tries to make sense out of these life-altering situations by sharing her personal experience, advice, and thought-provoking commentary. With precision and gentle humor, Nancy has written about treatment, survivorship, grief, loss, and some of the real . . . → Read More: Where’s the Feminism in the Awareness?
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