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  •  I think her point was (1+ / 0-)
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    Code Monkey

    you need to have had it to understand.

    •  But that's ridiculous (3+ / 0-)
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      Dartagnan, Brooke In Seattle, jmcgrew

      The whole point of increasing awareness is to reduce the number of women who get breast cancer.

      Republicans: Taking the country back ... to the 19th century

      by yet another liberal on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 06:44:20 PM PDT

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    •  Or, I took from it that it's been "pinked" (4+ / 0-)

      to such an extent---feminized through women's products placement---that it no longer is a disease of real people, but just another way to do gender-based marketing.

      I get that the irreverence is meant to combat crisis fatigue, the complacency brought on by the annual onslaught of pink, yet it similarly risks turning people cynical. By making consumers feel good without actually doing anything meaningful, it discourages understanding, undermining the search for better detection, safer treatments, causes and cures for a disease that still afflicts 250,000 women annually (and speaking of figures, the number who die has remained unchanged — hovering around 40,000 — for more than a decade).

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