I’ve written about the commodification and cute-ification of pinkwashing in earlier posts, as well as issues around the cultic glorification of “survivors,” the profits to be made in pinkwashing, and perhaps most troubling — increasing inclinations to present breast cancer as if it is a normal life stage for women. Here are the links to those articles: Pinktober: A Consumer Dystopia and Pink Ribbon Extravaganza and Pinkwashing: It Really Can Get Worse
This year I’m just going to share a round-up of the latest images that have crossed my screen.
The Sexification of Breast Cancer
The Commodification of Breast Cancer
These seem to be advertising make-up and nail polish, much of which, according to the most rigorous research, actually is carcinogenic. Particularly important to point out the serious health risks endured by women working in nail salons.
Lethal Breasts: A theme I haven’t seen much in the past – the idea that women’s breasts are lethal – to women!
If breast cancer doesn’t kill you, walking around in these might:
This year you can join the “Vape for Breast Cancer” movement
Or just go about killing yourself the quick way
The guys want to get in on the pink weapon action too!
I definitely feel safer knowing that “Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins and his officers, including (from left) Sgt. Chad Wilson, Off. Dale Tinsley, Lt. Joey Breaux, and Sgt. Kenneth Powell, have taken the “pink challenge” made to Hardin County.” In case you’re wondering, that’s the same Lumberton that made national headlines for a particularly gruesome case of beating a man to death.
Medicalizing Healthy Breasts, or Just Plain Weird?
I’m not sure how to categorize this one but it does give me a weird feeling in the pit of my stomach.