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pinkwashingPinkwashing Breast Cancer Doesn't Stop Its Spread – October 3, 2012
It's October again. That means, among other things, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I'm not going to elaborate about pinkwashing because I did that last year and two years go, and not much has changed, sadly. Except that it's hit closer to home, with one of my daughter's friends dealing with it right now. I am thankful that my family has escaped that particular misery so far.

The infantilizing teddy bears and pink everything from cheap jewelry and a Microsoft mouse to junk food (KFC promoted "Buckets for the Cure" a few years ago), toxin-filled perfume, and alcohol are still being pushed upon us by those corporations that produce products that contribute to cancer, as they cozy up to a good cause. As I have written before, some of the bigger contributors to breast cancer awareness activities could be some of the bigger contributors to cancer, including the cosmetics industry.

I would like to see a concerted effort to rid our food and everyday products of cancer-causing ingredients, rather that rewarding the companies whose products are killing us. Please be careful where you donate. (Image from http://thinkbeforeyoupink.org)
Posted: 2012/10/03 11:55 AM


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