Sep 13, 2017 02:08PM - edited Sep 13, 2017 02:22PM by Sara536
A major paradigm shift is needed!
Pink should be past by now. If I remember right, the whole pink thing (hats, balloons and all) was a way to point out that breast cancer was neglected because it was a woman's disease... that women were powerless and ignored and we weren't going to take it anymore. The juxtaposition of pink balloons with a loud "in your face" banging on pots and pans attention getting approach has always turned me off and scared me away from involvement. I'm very grateful that it has been effective but I think the movement has to grow up now and take it's place among the adults- not compete with the kids for candy.
Traveltext, I hear you. I don't think you should be relegated to marching with a blue balloon in a sea of pink. How to get real in this situation? In this breast-obsessed society what is the position of women with mangled breasts and men who have to point out that their breasts are more than rudimentary decorations? Why do I think that our role is to make already rich doctors and pharmaceutical companies and ad-executives even richer?