Stink Pink

October 28, 2014 6:40 PM

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Stink Pink

Mainstream breast cancer organizations have been pushing "think pink" for everything imaginable, including lots of products that involve some of the same chemicals implicated in causing breast cancer. Eloquent essays and speeches by women's health leaders like Barbara Ehrenreich have been joined with the environmental health perspective of organizations like Breast Cancer Action and Breast Cancer Fund, to "think before you pink."

What does it mean "to pink?" It means corporations get to look charitable, while getting cheap advertising. It means that people buy into a commodification of the suffering of women who have had breast cancer and their families, and the fears of so many others that they may become victims. It meshes...

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