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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