Women Are Women, Breasts or No Breasts

VERY GOOD DISCUSSION AND RAMIFICATIONS OF BREAST CANCER!


In spirit of today being International Woman’s Day, and the recent feminist movement surrounding the Women’s March on Washington, it’s important to remember this question, posed by writer and blogger Nancy Stordahl, “Where is the feminism in breast cancer awareness?”

The pink ribbon itself is rooted in an antiquated depiction of feminism. According to this exclusive feature in the New York Times, the color pink creates this expectation that breast cancer recovery involves breast reconstruction surgery to, according to medical sociologist Gayle Sulik, “restore the feminine body.”

My post from a few weeks ago began to explore how breast cancer awareness has become sexualized in popular culture. In spite of all the awareness that we’ve raised about the disease, as a society we’re still pretty hung up on the notion that to be a woman, quite frankly, you need to have tits. But what if you can’t save…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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