Breast Cancer Awareness/Pink Washing October
Updated: Nov 24, 2021
I like good ads, confession
So I've always liked art, and I enjoy a good ad. I really don't enjoy crappy advertising, and I really like puns. So because I've been looking up tattoos so much, I thought I'd give that a break and remind all you women out there who still have real boobs to CHECK YOUR BOOBS, feel yourself up. Go for that boob squish, in that MAN made mammography machine. (Thank you for your contribution to science Robert Egan. (note to women engineers, you can go ahead and improve this machine, oh and playgrounds for little kids, thanks) go for your MRI, If you have multiple relatives that have had breast cancer, but no one has bothered to do genetic screening, pay out of pocket and go get screened. As I mentioned in a previous post (or two or three) my mother would be alive today if those running sh** bothered to offer or even recommend, genetic testing when she had her first less aggressive breast cancer eleven years ago.
And on with the ads.
Caption reads - Preventing Breast Cancer is not in your hands, Early detection is.
um, so, this ad is actually wrong. (Campbell-Ewald advertisers, learn your stuff)
My sister and I are doing just that, and if this company put it's money and donations into genetic screening instead of giving people wrong info that'd be great.
If you have bad mutant genes like me you can prevent it, at least as well as you can prevent pregnancy. Just take the right measures.
These Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Logo's created by DDB Singapore are brilliant. I mean they don't actually help breast cancer patients, but they are funny and cute and might remind someone to go get their tata's checked.
This one is a bit pixle-ated, so it's hard for me to see the advertising company. But again WRONG. I'm sure all the other people like me, with dead relatives from breast cancer, would agree that sometimes it is TOO LATE to discover it.
Like after it's progressed to other parts of the body, or become to large to operate on.
I thought this ad searching would be fun. It's kinda pissing me off TBH
And here you go.
This one is actually right.
The Longer we wait we lose life.
EXACTLY thank you.
This one irks me for a whole different reason.
It's by the breast cancer foundation. Maybe driving age is different in different countries, but here in Canada, driving age is 16. They wont let my daughter test to see if she has these bad genes till 18. If this ad is correct, than please explain to me WHY she can't be tested at 16 for mutant gene? Then she could get right on the high-risk screening program and get a mastectomy when approved or when she is ready.
(translates to "don't let it spread") A catering Company's Breast Cancer ad.
This one really takes the cake
The small print reads. “One out of every eight women develops breast cancer in her lifetime. Early detection helps recovery. Get yourself examined before it’s too late.”
So there you have it. If you get a mastectomy, you’re “making yourself ugly.” This is by the Cancer Patients Aid Association. an Indian NGO. Feel free to email and tell them how horrible this message is for people like me with basically one choice to avoid cancer. Mastectomy. Guess according to them prevention makes you ugly.
Another bad move for the cure was Susan G Koman https://www.komen.org/ 9 years ago Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, the world's leading breast-cancer-research advocacy group, decided briefly to cut its support for Planned Parenthood, which used Komen dollars (about $600,000 annually) to pay for breast-screening exams for poor people. The site has lots of good links on it, and you can apply for grants etc. Just keep in mind, that they decided to create a rule that would cut funding to Planned Parenthood, which was driven by the organization's senior vice president for public policy, Karen Handel, who is anti-abortion and who has said that since she is "pro-life, I do not support the mission of Planned Parenthood." (The Komen grants to Planned Parenthood did not pay for abortion or contraception services, only cancer detection, according to all parties involved.)
Honestly looking into these ads today, and digging through Google has taught me a lot.
First I'll wear a peach ribbon this October Not Pink
Second many of these foundations have giving caps, only raise awareness (and I mean by now who hasn't heard of breast cancer.)
Click this link to learn more, it's pretty sad actually. Guess I'm back to tattoo searching it turned out to be way more fun than ad searching.
I'm also gonna check out this blog Cause it looks good. fingers crossed. it is by someone who is not just a cancer survivor, but a suicide attempt survivor, and a rape survivor.
moral of the story
check your boobs for bumps and lumps
P.S. Miss you mom
P.P.S if you are here and have Breast cancer, ask your dr to reffer you for genetic testing.