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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so you’ve probably noticed more pink products on the shelves as companies promote awareness campaigns. But many businesses are accused of “pinkwashing” – plastering pink on . . . → Read More: Oct. 11: Buying Pink? I’ll be on Al Jazeera’s The Stream 7:30EST to discuss.

Call for Applications - SWS Dissertation Scholarship


An active and longstanding member of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS), Barbara Rosenblum, died from breast cancer in 1988. SWS established a scholarship with a bequest from Dr. Rosenblum to encourage doctoral work on women’s cancers, particularly of women’s diverse experiences. If you are working on a dissertation . . . → Read More: Call for Applications – SWS Dissertation Scholarship

Pink Ribbon Blues Paperback Available for Pre-order

Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women’s Health (paperback edition available for pre-order) Oxford University Press, 2012.

Pink ribbon paraphernalia saturate shopping malls, billboards, magazines, television, and other venues, all in the name of breast cancer awareness. In this compelling and provocative work, Gayle A. Sulik shows that . . . → Read More: Pink Ribbon Blues Paperback Available for Pre-order

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“Pink Ribbon Blues”

With an introduction on fundraising controversies and a color insert with images of, and reactions to, pink ribbon culture.

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How breast cancer awareness month became a shopping bonanza Vox

How sexism in medicine is hurting breast cancer survivors Cosmopolitan

Seeing clearly through the pink haze Toronto Sun

Breast cancer-detecting bra won’t go away–and the news coverage is still sub-par Health News Review

*Sad face*: Being happy does not help you live longer New Scientist

Backlash against “pinkwashing” of breast cancer awareness campaigns BMJ

Breast Cancer to Rise 50 Percent by 2030? Hey, Not So Fast! Health News Review

Breast Cancer: The Flaws in the Cause

How to Make the Biggest Impact With Your Breast Cancer Donations Money

The Very Pink, Very Controversial Business of Breast Cancer Awareness Racked

The problem with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Women's Health Magazine

Pink Ribbon Envy: Living with an Uncool Cancer The Nib

A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard NPR, All Things Considered

Canadian Mammogram Study KCRW, NPR Affiliate

Breast Cancer: Awareness, Activism & Pinkwashing NPR Charlotte

Buying Pink Al Jazeera's The Stream

Angelina Jolie and the 'Breast Cancer Gene' KCRW

Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer The New York Times Magazine.

WISH Interview Women's International Summit for Health

Sexy breast cancer campaigns anger many patients USA Today

Gayle Sulik named in SharecareNow’s Top 10 Online Influencers in Breast Cancer

Komen Charity Under Microscope for Funding, Science Reuters

The Fight Against Cancer - And Abortion?

Susan G. Komen For the Cure defunds Planned Parenthood. In Deep with Angie Coiro

Amid Breast Cancer Month, Is there Pink Fatigue? NPR's All Things Considered

How is Breast Cancer Culture Undermining Women's Health? America’s Radio News Network

Pink Ribbon Culture and Breast Cancer The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Big Business of Breast Cancer
Marie Claire

Does Breast Cancer Awareness Month Crowd Out Other Diseases? Slate

Pink Ribbon Fatigue New York Times Well

The Down Side of Awareness Campaigns LA Times