Do pink ribbons undermine the women’s health movement? Gayle Sulik, a medical sociologist, thinks so. In “Pink Ribbon Blues,” a book that was updated and re-released this month, Sulik says that the movement surrounding the breast cancer cause isn’t actually doing much to help eradicate the disease, and that some money for the “cure” effort comes from companies that add to a more carcinogenic environment.
by MAGGIE FAZELI FARD
“In Pink Ribbon Blues, Sulik treads an interesting middle ground between the academic and the journalistic as she analyzes giant hunks of information and opinion, and also interviews patients. The inspirational and the actual, the wish-it-were and the how-it-is.”
by ABIGAIL ZUGER MD, Infectious Disease Specialist, Associate Editor of Journal Watch, and author of Strong Shadows: Scenes from an Inner City AIDS Clinic
“Breast Cancer Awareness Month has become a distracting sideshow, a situation that sociologist Gayle A. Sulik explores in compelling depth in her new book, Pink Ribbon Blues.”
by KATHERINE RUSSELL RICH, author of The Red Devil and Dreaming in Hindi