A Brief History of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM): The month of October, designated to be an observed commemorative month to raise awareness of breast cancer. Established in 1985 as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries (now part of AstraZeneca, a leading manufacturer of oncology drugs).

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The Paradox of Women’s Sexuality in Breast Feeding Advocacy and Breast Cancer Campaigns

By Jennifer Rothchild

Jennifer Rothchild, PhD is in the sociology and gender, women, & sexuality studies departments at the University of Minnesota, Morris. She is the author of Gender Trouble Makers: Education and Empowerment in Nepal and is currently doing research on the politics of breastfeeding. Her essay was originally published on Sociological Images . . . → Read More: The Paradox of Women’s Sexuality in Breast Feeding Advocacy and Breast Cancer Campaigns

'Tis the Season for Dallas Restaurant Breast Cancer Fundraisers with Stupid, Sexist Names

“‘Tis the Season for Dallas Restaurant Breast Cancer Fundraisers with Stupid, Sexist Names” By Amy McCarthy, Dallas Observer.

Aside from the fact that no one over the age of 13 should be saying the word “boobies,” there is something troubling in sexualizing a highly dangerous disease, which is what you do when you turn “breast . . . → Read More: ‘Tis the Season for Dallas Restaurant Breast Cancer Fundraisers with Stupid, Sexist Names

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