Right or wrong, this kind of irked me because no offense to those who have lost loved ones to breast or any kind of cancer, but you whooo??? There are a lot of us out here who count as survivors, yes?
Why not accentuate the positive and give props to the women out there every day alive and kicking and dealing with the disease called breast cancer?
So anyway, I commented on this on my own Facebook page and this guy I knew from high school said that all props to me, but those who have lost someone who was part of their lives – they are survivors too.
Call me crazy, and maybe I know nothing in the land of pink rubber bracelets and uber pink marketing, but in this particular sense of the word, doesn’t survivor refer to those of us who have had mastectomies, partial mastectomies, lumpectomies, chemo, radiation and so on and so forth who are hanging out fighting the good fight and are alive and kicking? As in thus far knock on wood say a prayer of thanksgiving as we are surviving this disease?
Below is a cut-n-past of this thing I found. Any thoughts out there on this?
In the age of thinking too pink, who is a survivor? I say give props to the ladies fighting the good fight – and I say that meaning no disrespect to anyone who has lost someone to this disease – quite simply it’s just we’re here, we’re real and we’re alive and kicking.
But then again I am not a woman that feels I have to sport a cheap pink rubber bracelet to show solidarity with my new-found sisterhood.