The Unintended Consequences of Pink: Reorienting the Cause, April 7 and April 15, 2013.

This phenomenal event at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN — THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF PINK: REORIENTING THE CAUSE — includes a screening of the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. (April 7), and a panel discussion with distinguished experts (April 15) on how breast cancer culture impacts both individuals and society. Organized by the Cancer, Culture, . . . → Read More: The Unintended Consequences of Pink: Reorienting the Cause, April 7 and April 15, 2013

Film Review -- Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Photography courtesy of Mark Chilvers, with thanks to UNISON for its use.

Pink Ribbons, Inc. — both the book by Samantha King and the 98-minute documentary of the same name by Léa Pool – helped to open many people’s eyes to breast cancer as the “poster child” for cause related marketing, “girlie” culture, . . . → Read More: Film Review — Pink Ribbons, Inc.

A teaching moment about politics and Komen

“A teaching moment about politics and Komen.” By Samantha King, CNN

When the Komen foundation bowed to pressure from anti-abortion activists to stop most of its funding of Planned Parenthood, the furor was swift and forceful. Komen’s decision was frequently described in the media and in the online outcry as a “betrayal” — of its . . . → Read More: A teaching moment about politics and Komen