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4 Ways Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns Can Be Oppressive

Originally published on Everyday Feminism and cross-posted here with their permission.

For nearly two decades, October has been known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Around this time of the year, the activism surrounding breast cancer spikes, and many campaigns receive a great deal of support. 1,645 more words


Heard about Pinkwashing? What it is & How to Avoid It...

I learned something new yesterday…the term ‘pinkwashing.’ This is the term for when cosmetics/skincare items display the breast cancer pink ribbon logo to show their support for the issue – normally donating a portion of their sales to breast cancer research – but the ingredients in their products ACTUALLY CONTAIN CARCINOGENS. 125 more words

Vegan Beauty

Think before you Pink

It is a feeling of hopelessness that brings us to this place. Desperate to save those who suffer. Determined to prevent those we hope never will. 550 more words


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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.¬† Normally, I think these types of events are kind of silly in a way perfectly summed up by a couple of pieces in… 919 more words

Breast Cancer

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup with Maple Balsamic Apple Chutney

What What is in a Butternut?!

I’m all about Butternut Squash. I like their Mr. Peanut shape, and their delicate orangesicle color. And I like what’s going on inside. 659 more words

Breast Cancer

It's The Most Pointless Time Of The Year

Thanks for all the superfluous pink breast cancer awareness efforts America! Without those pink NFL wide receivers gloves, I never would’ve heard of breast cancer! If I hadn’t Googled what that pink ribbon magnet on the back of your minivan meant, I wouldn’t have known I was supposed to get a mammogram. 49 more words