BY Taia Handlin
on Oct 12, 2015
The latest in a long tradition of vomiting pink every October in the name of boobs comes from several police departments’ attempts to brighten their public relations. The police of Greenfield, Massachusetts, are using pink handcuffs to for realsies arrest people. For breast cancer. Sounds bizarre? Sounds kinda stupid and useless? Well, that’s because you’re a heartless monster.
The police of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, have gone the extra mile to repaint their jail cell pink complete with an adorable pink ribbon. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Oct 13, 2014
In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, today is a National No Bra Day. However the hashtag #NoBraDay is becoming sexualized and somehow inviting offensive comments and behavior in the social media universe. Twitter seems to be missing the point.
What some people might not understand about National Bra Day is that it isn’t just about being free from the social protocol of wearing a bra, or as Jess in the TV show New Girl puts it, “boob jail.” It’s about realizing you have comfort where others don’t. Read More
BY Jenny Little
on Oct 10, 2014
The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the latest efforts by Susan G. Komen for the Cure appears to be a somewhat misguided attempt to promote the cause.
A partnership between Komen and Baker Hughes, a Houston-based drilling service company, has left us questioning their current pink-washing method. The campaign, “Doing Our Bit for the Cure” involves a $100,000 donation from Baker Hughes to Komen, and 1,000 drill bits receiving the pink touch. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Oct 29, 2013
In the past few days, you may have come across #Mamming, a Twitter and Instagram trend in which women photograph themselves pressing their breasts against everyday objects. Developed by advertising executives Michele Jaret and Michelle Lamont, the viral activity is meant to spread breast cancer awareness and encourage women to get mammograms. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the ladies hope to “embrace the awkwardness of mammograms and inspire more women to mam where it counts: at the doctor’s office.” Lamont, 25, is a surviver of the terrible disease. Read More
BY Genevieve Bleidner
on Oct 23, 2012
Here’s a heartwarming story to kick off the last full week of Breast Cancer Awareness Month; New York-based photographer Bob Carey has been photographing himself wearing a pink tutu for breast cancer awareness, calling it The Tutu Project.
Carey first donned the tulle in support of his wife, Linda, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. Aww. And the man sure knows how to rock a flouncy pink skirt:
Carey has recently released Ballerina, a book of these images, which will benefit breast cancer organizations such as Cancercare. Read More
Ladies (and gents, too): it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and people everywhere are displaying that little pink ribbon of support for loved ones who have been affected by the disease. But now you can go a step further in supporting the cause – by donating a mammogram to minority women and men through the Denise Roberts Breast Cancer Foundation.
The foundation, which aims to help inform and equip minority men and women with the tools and education to make proactive decisions on their breast health, is asking for $65 donations on their site through PayPal. Read More