So Much To Be Done:The Writings of Breast Cancer Activist Barbara Brenner

The power behind the national organization Breast Cancer Action, Barbara Brenner brought an abundance of wit, courage, and clarity to the cause and forever changed the conversation. Brenner’s columns and blog posts, collected in So Much to Be Done, form a chronicle of breast cancer research and health care activism that is as inspiring as it is informative. Edited by . . . → Read More: So Much To Be Done:The Writings of Breast Cancer Activist Barbara Brenner

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

#RethinkPink Postcards

Take breast cancer awareness into your own hands. Print, Cut, and Share these postcards from the Breast Cancer Consortium. There are 4 postcards per 8 1/2 x 11 sheet. They print nicely in color, or black and white.

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In Honor and Memory of Barbara Brenner

Barbara Brenner (1951-2013)

Barbara Brenner was 41 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer, a diagnosis that led the lawyer and activist to join the board of Breast Cancer Action, a grassroots advocacy organization in San Francisco started by women with breast cancer. A year later, she became the organization’s first full-time executive director. Barbara retired in . . . → Read More: In Honor and Memory of Barbara Brenner

Changing the Conversation about Breast Cancer, One Conversation at a Time

It’s nearly impossible to take a vacation from pink ribbon culture. Even an escape to the sandy shores of south Jersey doesn’t guarantee entrée to a ribbon-free zone. To a great extent that’s because breast cancer activists did such a good job raising awareness about the importance of the breast cancer epidemic. Unfortunately, after that little pink ribbon transmuted . . . → Read More: Changing the Conversation about Breast Cancer, One Conversation at a Time

SOPA and PIPA: What It Could Mean for Your Blog

Yesterday, Pink Ribbon Blues joined with 115,000 websites that blacked out their content in solidarity with a viral Internet protest in opposition to two bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). While the bills were originally written to apply to foreign sites alleged to pirate music and movies or sell counterfeit items, the real . . . → Read More: SOPA and PIPA: What It Could Mean for Your Blog

30. “Pink Ribbon Blues” – A Poem

I was inspired by the Pink Ribbon Blues Poetry Jam this summer. If you haven’t read the winning poems, check them out. They were chosen by popular vote and over 250 people participated in the voting. None of my own poems were included, but I did write poems during the jam. It seemed only right. As an avid researcher and . . . → Read More: 30. “Pink Ribbon Blues” – A Poem

29. A Portrait of Cathie Malhouitre: Uncompromising, Unembellished Reality

October 2008 – to – October 2009 © MMM PH

Cathie Malhouitre of Paris, France is a designer and artist who is committed to “the real” when it comes to breast cancer – realistic discourse, realistic expression, realistic portrayal, and realistic engagement. Cathie’s attention to realism is the culmination of her deep desire to find acceptance, peace, and . . . → Read More: 29. A Portrait of Cathie Malhouitre: Uncompromising, Unembellished Reality

28. The Intervention Begins With Us!

Earlier this month, I purchased a dozen of Egglands Best organic eggs only to find out the next morning that each one had a trademarked running ribbon stamped on it. There was no indication on the packaging that this particular dozen eggs was part of a cause marketing relationship. My husband laughed and said, “They got you!”After I finished my . . . → Read More: 28. The Intervention Begins With Us!

27. March, Run, or Streak to a Different Drummer! Civil Disobedience at a Komen Race

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure tagline about “imagining a world without breast cancer” does not resonate with everyone. For those who will never finish treatment, and for whom the survival rate has barely budged in decades, the future is too close at hand. This is the scenario for the 150 to 250 thousand people living with breast cancer . . . → Read More: 27. March, Run, or Streak to a Different Drummer!

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“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

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