Angelina Jolie and the One Percent

“Angelina Jolie and the One Percent” was originally published in Scientific American on May 20th, 2013.

After learning that she had inherited a mutation on one of the so-called breast cancer genes, actress Angelina Jolie decided to have a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer. She also plans to have her . . . → Read More: Angelina Jolie and the One Percent

More on My Story and Why My Reconstruction is Not a “Sexy Boob Job”

“More on My Story, Why My Reconstruction is Not a “Sexy Boob Job.” By Peggy Orenstein, Peggy Orenstein Blog.

“I don’t think women who choose bilateral mastectomy are cowards. But I also don’t think they are heroes. Not even Angelina Jolie. Is she really braver than someone who opted for surveillance, or to have her . . . → Read More: Why My Reconstruction is Not a “Sexy Boob Job”

What's the matter with those sexy breast cancer campaigns?

In a post I wrote for Psychology Today (Nov. 21, 2012) I asked, “Do Sexy Breast Cancer Campaigns Demean Women?” The answer was yes. I identified six sexually objectifying techniques commonly used in breast cancer awareness campaigns to get attention, raise money, and lure people to the Cause.

Use women’s bodies as literal objects (canvases, . . . → Read More: What’s the matter with those sexy breast cancer campaigns?

‘Boobies Rock!’ T-shirt company cashes in on cancer

“‘Boobies Rock!’ T-shirt company cashes in on cancer.” By Stephanie Zimmermann, Chicago Sun-Times

You see them at bars and Bears games and other places around Chicago and the suburbs that attract big crowds and a lot of men — young women who want you to help a “good cause” by buying T-shirts and other items . . . → Read More: ‘Boobies Rock!’ T-shirt company cashes in on cancer

Save the Women, Not the Boobies

“Save the Women, Not the Boobies.” By Lisa Hix, Jezebel

All I had to do was post a link with the headline-“No More ‘Save the Ta-Tas,’ Please”-and before long, a couple of put-upon guys from my Midwestern roots swooped onto my Facebook page to tell me to get grip. They didn’t want to see incorrigible . . . → Read More: Save the Women, Not the Boobies