Pinkwashing Breast Cancer Doesn't Stop Its Spread – October
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
alcohol are still being pushed upon us by those corporations
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
Posted: 2012/10/03 11:55 AM