Fun with Feminist Flickr (beating cancer/beating women edition)

Several people have sent me this breast cancer awareness ad, put out by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. When I first saw the picture, I wasn’t so sure it was totally offensive. And as Ann said to me via IM not so long ago, perhaps it’s the group trying to counter the criticism of their “girlie pink ribbons” image.
But then I was driving and saw the ad on a bus shelter, and all you can really make out from far away is a picture of a woman’s torso with the words, “Punch it, Strangle it, Kick it,” etc. So, ugh. Plus, the headless woman is yet another example of how the Komen Foundation always seems to imply “save the boobies!” rather than “save women’s lives!”
Pic from techne.

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