the pink stink grows

Breast cancer and women’s health issues should not be about politics any more than a woman’s right to choose.  I am happy that the PINK STINK is growing against  monster charity Susan G. Komen.  And they deserve it.  The women involved in this decision should be ashamed of themselves.

Now I wonder:

  • Will women do the Komen 3 day walk this year after what they have done?
  • Who will be looking at Susan G. Komen’s books to see what goes to overhead and spiffy pink suits (I wonder do they have pink cars like Mary Kay Cosmetics gals?) versus what actually goes to programs and research?
  • How effective today is their research actually?

Hey, it’s not like Susan G. Komen has done anything for me except come at me with their hand out.    Pink has not only a smell at this point but a stink.   What gets me the most are the protagonists – women.  Women did this to women.

Check out this video from Susan G. Komen and Nancy G. Brinker.  Nancy better layoff the “work”.  She is getting that crypt keeper look to her face:

I encourage women out there to support worthy breast cancer charities like Save 2nd Base, BreastCancer.org , and Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

Here are some PINK STINK articles du jour :

Washington Post: Meet the woman who got Komen to defund Planned Parenthood

Posted by  at  10:55 AM ET, 02/02/2012
After the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood, attention has focused on its Vice President for Policy, Karen Handel. She joined the group last January after a failed run for governor in Georgia, where she had advocated defunding Planned Parenthood.
 
But there’s another woman who deserves equal credit: Americans United for Life President Charmaine Yoest. It’s her group that issued a report last fall, “The Case for Investigating Planned Parenthood,” that led to a probe by the Energy and Commerce Committee.
 

Susan G. Komen Calls Planned Parenthood’s Accusations “Scurrilous”

The fallout continues for Komen over a new funding plan that drops Planned Parenthood from its payroll.

Posted by Emily Leaman on 2/2/2012 at 12:47PM | No Comments
On Tuesday, I reported on a kerfuffle that was just beginning to erupt over news that breast cancer mega-charity Susan G. Komen was dropping Planned Parenthood from its grantees list. Planned Parenthood had historically received funds from Komen to support its breast-health services but recently learned that funding would not be renewed thanks to changes in Komen’s granting procedures…..Whether Komen decides to reverse its decision or not, the controversy has already done a lot of damage—much of it, quite possibly, irreparable—to the group and its reputation. And if Komen decides to reverse its decision, it’ll appear like as if it’s backpedaling, pissing off the right. Letting the decision stand will continue to infuriate the left. A lose-lose.
 
NPR:

Komen Says Efficiency, Not Politics, Drove Planned Parenthood Change

by Rob Stein

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation has rejected charges that its decision to discontinue funding for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America was politically motivated….But this isn’t the first time the well-known breast cancer advocacy group has been the focus of controversy.

“In the past, they’ve let women down by insisting that the FDA should continue to approve Avastin as an effective treatment for breast cancer when new evidence sadly showed, that it’s not,” said Cindy Pearson with the National Women’s Health Network. “They’ve also insisted that screening for breast cancer start at a young age and be very frequent when evidence shows it’s not that much of a slam dunk anymore.”….The latest controversy appears to have begun last month. An evangelical Christian group called Lifeway was selling pink bibles for Komen. But Lifeway discovered Komen was giving Planned Parenthood money….Some critics speculate that Komen was particularly susceptible to pressure from activists because of Brinker’s political ties…..Norsigian and other critics also pointed out that Komen recently hired Karen Handel, a politician from Georgia who opposes abortion, to serve as a key vice president.

 
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One Response to the pink stink grows

  1. judith brown says:

    KOMEN’S CORPORATE SPONSORS:

    http://ww5.komen.org/CorporatePartners.aspx

    You know what to do.

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