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The NFL: The Great American Synecdoche

I love football like dogs love licking their balls. My favorite team is the Oakland Raiders, and I’ve loved football this whole time in spite of how horrible they’ve been. 1,912 more words

History And Politics

The Plague of Pinkwashing

You may have noticed that your grocery cart has taken on a pink hue this month. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it has become increasingly popular for companies to dye their packaging pink, promise donations and increase their profit margin in the process. 460 more words

Medical Ethics

Pinkwashing October

Well it is October, I don’t know that from my calendar, or pumpkin spice madness, or even from copious Halloween TV programming. No, I know it is October from all the pink. 679 more words


The Awareness Myth: Why I Hate "Pinkwashing"

When I tell people that I hate the “pinkwashing” campaigns that I see crop up all over in October, “Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” they act like I’m an idiot. 677 more words


The colours of cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the world around us is turning pink. Professional football players wear pink booties and gloves, NASCAR drivers dress in pink and drive pink cars, and restaurants serve up pink drinks and even pink burgers! 492 more words


Spare A Pair........

“Save the Tatas” “I Love Boobies” “Feel Her Up” “No Bra Day” – all slogans for fundraisers or awareness campaigns for breast cancer. Designed to be cute and make us giggle like 12 year olds, they seem harmless enough on the surface. 1,038 more words


We've Got The Power......

I’ve been doing a lot of research on cause marketing including reading a lot of material geared towards businesses telling them how to go about it successfully. 987 more words