Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day: October 13th

October 13th is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

One might wonder why it is necessary to parcel out a specific day during the month of October to take note of something like metastatic breast cancer (BC Mets). After all, the month is already dedicated to breast cancer awareness.

Don’t we already know everything there is to know about this . . . → Read More: Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day: October 13th

Students at Michigan State University Discuss Pink Ribbon Blues as an Exemplar of Feminist Research

On Wednesday (April 18th) I’ll be doing a virtual workshop (via SKYPE teleconference) with students in Dr. Stephanie Nawyn‘s course on Feminist Research Methods at Michigan State University.

What is feminist research?

At its most basic level, feminist research actively seeks to remove power imbalances between research and subject; has a major role in changing social inequality; and begins with . . . → Read More: Students at Michigan State University Discuss Pink Ribbon Blues as an Exemplar of Feminist Research

A Research Grant Changed My Life

In the January 2011 issue of The Independent Scholar I shared a glimpse of my transition from tenure track professor to independent scholar (Vol. 24, Issue 1). In “An Independent Scholar: An Independent Voice” I focused briefly on my “calling” to practice sociology in “a more focused, public, and action-oriented capacity.”

While it had always been my desire to be . . . → Read More: A Research Grant Changed My Life

Dian Corneliussen-James: A Woman On A Mission

(CJ) Dian Corneliussen-James of METAvivor / Photo Credit: Wendy Marxen, Marxen Consulting LLC

Dian Corneliussen-James, also known as CJ, has a history of helping to find missing persons. Toward the end of her 24-year career as an Air Force Intelligence Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Corneliussen-James took a position in the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) in Washington, . . . → Read More: Dian Corneliussen-James: A Woman On A Mission

“Komen By The Numbers: 2010 And Still No Answers”

Pink Ribbon Blues is pleased to republish the fourth essay about Komen’s financial situation by Anna Rachnel, titled “Komen By The Numbers: 2010 And Still No Answers.” The essay was first published on March 16, 2011 on her blog, The Cancer Culture Chronicles. Stewardship: the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially : the careful and responsible management of . . . → Read More: “Komen By The Numbers: 2010 And Still No Answers”

Research on Metastatic Breast Cancer: “Trying to Stay Alive on Two Percent”

After spending 24 years as an Air Force Intelligence Officer, “CJ” (Dian) Corneliussen-James, retired as a Lieutenant Colonel and took a Senior Analyst position in the Defense of Defense. Slowed down by the diagnoses of both metastatic breast cancer and systemic lupus in 2006, she retired from the government but was soon busy running a support program for metastatic breast . . . → Read More: Research on Metastatic Breast Cancer: “Trying to Stay Alive on Two Percent”

“Komen By The Numbers: The Context of Research”

Pink Ribbon Blues is pleased to republish the second essay about Komen’s financial situation by Anna Rachnel, titled “Komen By The Numbers: The Context of Research.” The essay was first published on January 30, 2011 on her blog, The Cancer Culture Chronicles.

Context: the parts of a discourse that surround a word or passage and can throw light . . . → Read More: “Komen By The Numbers: The Context of Research”

Why I Research Pink Ribbon Culture

People usually ask me why I became interested in breast cancer and pink ribbon culture. The answer is: It’s personal. I have never been diagnosed with breast cancer. Like many who are devoted to the cause, my commitment stems from the loss of someone close to me. In witnessing the life and death of a good friend, I have come . . . → Read More: Why I Research Pink Ribbon Culture

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“Pink Ribbon Blues”

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* GAYLE IN THE MEDIA *

"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

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