Gayle A. Sulik, Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women’s Health, 2010

Seeing Red Over Pink Ribbons

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation recently withdrew its grant funding for a Planned Parenthood program that provided over 170,000 clinical breast exams annually—and the move spiked a severe backlash, including threats of resignation from a number of Komen’s own board members. But it’s not the first time the politics of pink have come into question (nor will it be the last). Today’s reading list item will help provide nuance and context as you watch the Komen kerfuffle unfold in the coming days.

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