Not political but quite thought provoking.
"The saturation of breast cancer awareness has left even some survivors dismayed. Writer, social critic, and former breast cancer patient Barbara Ehrenreich has called the movement “an outbreak of mass delusion,” and “a cult.”
“The products — teddy bears, pink-ribbon brooches, and so forth — serve as amulets and talismans, comforting the sufferer and providing visible evidence of faith,” she has written."
"Jarmoska is not alone in her suspicion. A growing number of breast-cancer activists and organizations have become concerned that the pink ribbon-- an emblem of breast-cancer awareness since 1992--has been hijacked for marketing purposes, a phenomenon that some call pink washing. Last year the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the nation's largest private charity focusing on breast cancer, urged consumers to start asking questions like how much of the money they spend on pink purchases will actually go to charity, what kind of activities does the charity support and what has its record been?"
Yet Komen still supports pink washing...?
"Pink washing creates a dilemma for charities like Komen, which raises about $30 million a year by working with pink-promotion partners."
Did I read that right? $30 million dollars alone from from ethically illicit marketing campaigns?
So that means we should take Komen's advice and ask Susan G. Komen foundation what percentage of their donations go to where.