Who really benefits from the pink ribbon campaigns: the cause or the company? In showing the real story of breast cancer and the lives of those who fight it, this film reveals the co-opting of what marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause.”
If you’re a woman, take the time to watch the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc.
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Glad to see this on Tumblr. I don’t Pink. I don’t Run for a Cure. Write a check to your favorite women’s health charity.
I want a cure, I want research and support services and free diagnosis and treatment, I want lives saved. I do not give a flying fuck about pink ribbons, when less than 25% of Komen’s budget goes into research, but they do litigiously pursue competing organizations for trademark infringement.
Find an org that is all about research or care or free services or support and write a check, click a donate button, give to someone who calls you but stop supporting an org that doesn’t do the actual work.
seriously, everyone should see this.
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So….if you could stop making rape jokes that’d be great.
How can you make jokes about that? Imagine your Mother, grandmother, sister, or best friend struggling & crying under some deranged person. Maybe they’re thinking of better times as tears stream down their face. Maybe they’re wondering how this awful moment could enter their life as the pain envelopes them. Maybe they’re praying for it to stop….maybe they’re praying to die.
How can you casually throw this horrible act around like it’s something that you eventually go through, instead of something that is NOT OK AT ALL.
And don’t you dare tell somebody to ‘just get over it’. You have no right to say that to any person dealing with a traumatic experience.