Every Pink Ribbon Season is an opportunity to talk about more productive places to give to cancer research. Pink Ribbon sales of products that reinforce raising money for Big Pharma, one of the most corupt and riches industries in the world, is insane.
Who fundraises for an industry to develop drugs that will be resold for enormous profits? ....Apparently, frightened women in Pink!
These campaigns support the normalization of cancer by painting it pink, feminizing it and making it an accepted part of life. Cancer is not fun, pink or normal.
Corporations who jump on the bandwagon, with or without giving to charity, by plastering pink ribbons on products are targeting women who fear what is presented as inevitable. They are extorting your money under the guise of funding the unproductive research of mutilating drugs that bankrupt the sick. You never hear how many die or are maimed by chemotherapy drugs, they are only touted to be the savior of those who give.
There are alternative organizations targeting natural remedies and green research. Others are fighting against the toxicity of our manufactured goods and products to reduce carcinogens in daily life which are the breeding ground for cancers.
Make this the year you truly stand up to cancer and say NO to Pink! If you have warrior tendencies, write some of those corporate sponsors and tell them you will no longer buy Pink Ribbon products.