I HATE PINK. It’s as if the entire world has been bathed in Pepto for the month of October. Football players, refs, coaches and entire stadiums are Pepto-ized. Women in pink t-shirts hand out pamphlets to football fans entering the stadiums. Car dealerships and other businesses are Pepto-ed. But let me tell you how I really feel about it…
Everyone has been touched by cancer whether personally or a family member. But that is not a defense, that is an observation. There is no excuse to inundate the American public with PINK when all other cancers are hardly mentioned and NEVER championed like breast cancer. Isn’t that…odd?
Did you know that September is Prostate Awareness Month? NEITHER DID I…..because I didn’t see a wave of blue prostate cancer ribbons and t-shirts anywhere. According to the Center for Disease Control, prostate cancer affects 152.7 men per 100K, breast cancer affects 121 per 100K (2004-2008). So why are we do we see just Pepto most of the year, not just October?
Breast cancer non-profits rake in about 6 BILLION per year. Too much money is spent on awareness at the expense of research and we are no closer to a cure than we were 20 years ago. (http://www.marieclaire.com/world-reports/news/breast-cancer-business-scams)
The government has segregated the population, separating men from women, to bring their agenda forefront – the GOP’s SO-CALLED WAR ON WOMEN. They have made us the poster child for socialism and continue to kill at least 2000 preborn girls per day in the United States through abortion.
Now, I don’t want to hear about how you or someone you know was touched by breast cancer and that makes this Pepto bath okay. It does not. Breast cancer survivors and victims are being used and abused by the government’s abortion/reproductive health agenda. Planned Parenthood is in cahoots with Susan G. Komen for additional funding for abortions – because interestingly, PP does not have mammography equipment to detect breast cancer:
“The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation reversed its decision and continues to fund breast cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood health centers….The outpouring of support online for Planned Parenthood and women in need of breast cancer screenings has been nothing short of astonishing, and because of it, the Planned Parenthood Breast Health Fund has received more than $3 million from thousands of people across the country in only three days.” (www.plannedparenthood.org)
And, “Ask your health care provider, health department, or staff at your local Planned Parenthood health center about where you can get a mammogram in your area.” Astonishing, Komen said….3 MILLION in three days they raised….I am astonished that so many women are THAT deceived by Planned Parenthood and this pink agenda they helped create.
Let me say that again: Planned Parenthood does not have mammography equipment to detect breast cancer. Stop giving your money to someone that is using it for something else, like the scheduled murder of unborn children.
Getting back to the pink agenda thing…the nifty pink t-shirt you wear and the pink ribbon on your car is not going to cure one bit of breast cancer. But what you have done is buy into the merchandising part of fundraising – find out where you money really goes before you spend it.
We are so out of balance at this point in history. Consider this: Is a mammogram always the answer?
“A routine mammogram can find cancers that would never have become life-threatening, subjecting women to painful and toxic treatments they never actually needed.” http://articles.latimes.com/2009/aug/17/health/he-breast-overdiagnosis17)
Now, the flip side to that is a woman I knew that was a nurse. She went for her scheduled mammogram and it detected nothing. Very shortly after, she did a self-exam and found a tiny lump that the mammogram did not. She endured a painful double mastectomy. So don’t tell me that getting mammograms is the only way to detect breast cancer in women. I was taught at an early age to always do a self-exam once a month. But we are a desperately spoiled people these days and expect a magical machine to find what is wrong with us so that we don’t have to do anything.
My challenge to you is this: Don’t promote pink, promote LIFE by encouraging women to do self-exams and going to real doctors, not practitioners.
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Rev K.H. Maple,
The reason breast cancer awareness receives so much attention is because breast cancer is the most common cancer for a single segment of the population – women. Prostate cancer receives quite a lot of attention as well, because it is the most common cancer for another segment of the population – men. Both cancers can be cured somewhat easily —– with early detection (in general; obviously there are some extreme cases that result in tragic deaths). That’s why both cancers receive a lot of attention. We don’t want needless deaths.
I do agree, however, that more money should be funneled into research.
My mother is a breast cancer survivor. She was diagnosed in 1991, received treatment at the University of Michigan, and she’s still alive today – 100% cancer free. Why? Early detection. It’s a good campaign.
Oh, I gotcha – but there is way too much ‘awareness’ and not enough research. My aunt had a breast removed because of cancer and the cancer recently came back in the other breast. She is currently battling this thing again…as I said, after 20 years little has been done except white-washing everything in pink. Her life is in jeopardy again and it breaks my heart. I do praise God for your mom’s recovery! UofM does great work except for their use of embryonic stem cells. But that’s for another post…
Reblogged this on KeepLifeLegal and commented:
BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW THAT OCTOBER IS DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH. 92% of unborn children diagnosed with Downs will be aborted….’pink’ can take a break from focusing on women’s breasts, which is part of the sexualization of our girls and women, and refocus ‘pink’ buying power on those that support the lives of our sweet unborn. I, and MANY others are taking a stand this month by NOT BUYING ANYTHING SWATHED IN PINK.
Reblogged this on Armor of God and commented:
Amen and amen! Manipulating our minds to think of a color when faced with a life threatening condition is simple conditioning and detracts from the reality. Just as planned parenthood promoting womens health is a distraction when they do more to harm women and kill the unborn that most diseases. When you come down to it, planned parenthood is a disease that is the cause of most of the corruption in this country and if we truly wanted to cut the disease out, we would deny them the funding and make them pariahs throughout the world. Murder is unacceptable, yet somehow these proponents of killing babies have convinced many that they are somehow more intelligent and justified because the baby is in their body. What they don’t explain is that if they were truly intelligent, they would not have to face this choice for the most part. Choosing a lifestyle that leads to unwanted pregnancy is an ignorant, not intelligent choice. To believe in the face of scientific fact that it is just a bunch of cell, is ignorance! God bless you Rev. Marple for your continued efforts in education and stopping the murder of innocents.