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The Feministing Five: Dr. Samantha King

We’re mid-way through Breast Cancer Awareness month, so naturally that means I have yet again turned into a grumbly, Pink Ribbon skeptic. For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke with Dr. Samantha King, author of Pink Ribbons, Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy to learn more about the pink ribbon consumerist industry and why you should apply your critical feminist eye on the collusion between cancer prevention and corporate engagement. 

We’re mid-way through Breast Cancer Awareness month, so naturally that means I have yet again turned into a grumbly, Pink Ribbon skeptic. For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke with Dr. Samantha King, author of Pink Ribbons, ...

Fracking company honors the victims of the breast cancer they help cause with pink drill bits

No… this isn’t The Onion. It’s an unbelievable case of pinkwashing, greenwashing and whitewashing. As we mentioned yesterday, the Susan G. Komen Foundation–which you’ll recall tried to pull funding for cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood a couple years ago–is teaming up with the fracking company Baker Hughes to distribute 1,000 drill bits around the world. Fracking is extremely dangerous and has been linked to several cancers, including breast cancer. But, at the same time, the drill bits are pink. So that totally empty color-based symbolism more than makes up for it. 

No… this isn’t The Onion. It’s an unbelievable case of pinkwashing, greenwashing and whitewashing. As we mentioned yesterday, the Susan G. Komen Foundation–which you’ll recall tried to ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Chloe and Alexandra

Australian police have been accused of mishandling sexual abuse cases in the Catholic Church.

Friend of the site Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux explains why people keep praying at public high school football games, even though it’s clearly unconstitutional.

The great and powerful Ann Friedman on how October got pinkwashed.

Why don’t we talk more about adoption when we talk about reproductive justice?

The shutdown in 10 infuriating sentences.

It’s open season on open letters.

Love America? Then don’t get sick.

By Chloe and Alexandra

Australian police have been accused of mishandling sexual abuse cases in the Catholic Church.

Friend of the site Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux explains why people keep praying at public high school football games, ...