Whether during the month of October or during other months of the year, this album shows some of the "pinking" of breast cancer common to the breast cancer brand.
The quintessential image of the survivor in pink ribbon culture is the she-ro--a woman hero with style, optimism, courage, humor, and resolve who fights breast cancer and wins. Yet, anyone can be an honorary she-ro in pink ribbon culture.
Here are some photos from presentations and book signings this year.
Breast cancer has become a free pass to expose women's bodies, refer to women's breasts with slang terminology, and otherwise objectify women in the name of "awareness."
Cultural representations of breast cancer often present uncontextualized statistics and probabilities about breast cancer incidence, mortality, and risk to accentuate fear of the disease.