The thing that drives me nuts and gets me all ragey is the sexualization of this disease.
The Save Second Base, Save the Tatas, Sacks for Racks etc. Where in the fucking world is sexualization of any other life threatening illness? They don’t do that for ovarian cancer, or prostate cancer, we don’t see signs saying Save the Teabags for ball cancer, there is no jokey, sexy bullshit over AIDS….and there shouldn’t be.
Breast cancer is not a joke, funny, sexy, fluffy or pink. It can be ugly, messy, uncomfortable, emotionally and economically devastating, and it kills people. 40,000 women and men ( yeah guys too) a year. It is not the “good cancer” the “easy cancer” nor the “curable” cancer. It’s just plain old cancer, yes early detection is great and helps immensely..but not always and to lull people into thinking if they’re “aware” whatever the fuck that means, and wear enough pink or show their bra straps or whatever FB code is rampant this year they’re safe. No. Just no. It’s a disease. Treat it that way, not like Womens’ History Month or whatever.
Find a cure, or find a way to make this disease for those who are stage IV merely a chronic survivable illness similar to diabetes, or high blood pressure, Something that people can live with like my friends with HIV do. Otherwise all October means is a pink stun gun and a guy in a boob scarf.
Posted on Breastcancer.org. Oct 2, 2015 07:10AM by Suladog
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