“The Teal Before the Pink” Featured in OUPblog Anniversary Collection

The OUPblog Tenth Anniversary Book: Ten Years of Academic Insights for the Thinking World celebrates the incisive works that made the OUPblog an unrivaled source for sophisticated learning, understanding, and reflection. Thirty-four (of over 8,000) blog articles have been hand-picked by Oxford University Press editors and regular OUPblog contributors to represent the Press’s commitment to excellence in research, scholarship, and . . . → Read More: “The Teal Before the Pink” Featured in OUPblog Anniversary Collection

Visualizing Social Change: The Power of Graphic Arts

Originally published at Feminist Reflections on The Society Pages.

Graphic arts engage readers in a way text cannot. Told with sequences of pictures, along with narration and dialogue (often in the form of speech bubbles), graphic arts have become increasingly popular media for education and communication as well as social commentary. From disaster preparedness to questioning high-tech medical advancements, comics . . . → Read More: Visualizing Social Change: The Power of Graphic Arts

BCCQ (2015, Issue 2)

Dear Friends,

I hope this issue of the BCCQ finds you well. Spring has been eventful, insightful, inspiring, and also sad.

We honor the life of Lisa Bonchek Adams, a smart, eloquent blogger who was committed to evidence-based medicine and sharing aspects of breast cancer that remain hidden beneath fundraising campaigns and awareness events. It was an honor to . . . → Read More: BCCQ (2015, Issue 2)

Pink Ribbon Purge

I’ve been researching and writing about breast cancer for so many years that I’ve accumulated a plethora of pink-ribbon-themed items. I’m finished with the baggage. Taking control of my surroundings has been very freeing!

–Gayle Sulik, on Psychology Today

I’m not a hoarder. But I’ve been known, on occasion, to keep things long after they outlived their usefulness . . . → Read More: Pink Ribbon Purge

Shaping Women's Lives - Our Bodies, Ourselves

How one book shaped women’s health for forty years, and counting.

Our Bodies, Ourselves — published by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective (1971) — has long been hailed as the “women’s health bible.” Envisioning women as informed and self-determined, capable of making empowered decisions, the book placed women’s health in a new socio-political context and helped to launch a national . . . → Read More: Shaping Women’s Lives – Our Bodies, Ourselves

In Memoriam, Lisa Bonchek Adams

I already posted this on the Breast Cancer Consortium. But I share it here too. I had a chance to do an interview with Lisa Adams and Dr. Susan Love on Al Jazeera’s The Stream in October 2013. [You can watch it here.] I loved seeing Lisa on the screen. She gave me such strength, and reminded everyone about . . . → Read More: In Memoriam, Lisa Bonchek Adams

The Unbearable Weight of the Pink Ribbon

LA Times, Laurie Becklund covered the war in El Salvador, writing stories that would change Americans’ perception of the war. (Elizabeth Rose Becklund Weinstein)

Former writer for the L.A. Times Laurie Becklund, age 66, died on February 8th from metastatic breast cancer. Metastasis refers to the spread of cancer to different parts of the body, most often the . . . → Read More: Resisting the Unbearable Weight of the Pink Ribbon

Breast Cancer Consortium Quarterly 2015 (1) Is Out!

Remembering What’s Important

February is a hard month for the Breast Cancer Consortium, as we remember our friend and collaborator Rachel Cheetham Moro. Rachel was on the ground floor of BCC’s planning but died 8 months before we launched in 2012.

Even people who never met Rachel in person knew of her witty humor, evidence-based rants, and unrelenting commitment to . . . → Read More: Breast Cancer Consortium Quarterly 2015 (1) Is Out!

I remember you: For Rachel

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer eight years ago, I fairly soon wanted to find my sisters. Other women who’d shared some of my experiences and ‘been in some of the same rooms’ — those places and days of rapid diagnosis, treatment decisions and prognosis. Other women I could really talk to.

Well finding these sisters took . . . → Read More: I remember you: For Rachel

Waiting for Cancer to Come - A Book Review

When the Human Genome Project started in 1990, there were fewer than 100 genes associated with human diseases. Now with the human genetic code fully mapped there are thousands of diseases and disorders associated with genetic sequences or mutations, along with genetics-based (i.e., “personalized”) approaches to disease prevention, detection, and treatment. There are genomic applications in pre- and postnatal testing . . . → Read More: Waiting for Cancer to Come – A Book Review

"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 cutt.ly/jei8WJr

“Pink Ribbon Blues”

Paperback includes a new Introduction on fundraising controversies and a color insert with images of, and reactions to, the pinking of breast cancer (2012).

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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 iafrica.com

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? Salon.com

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