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Pinkwashed! - The Off-Monday Ramble Episode 19 
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Monday, October 13th, 2014 | 04:23 pm (UTC) - Wonderful video and perspective
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Hi Ashley and Steve,

What a great and topical video about pink and breast cancer, being breast cancer awareness month! It was very eye opening and refreshing to get a woman's perspective on the whole pink thing. A woman who hasn't been brainwashed and hijacked into the Cult of Pink. I know you aren't a football fan Steve, but I'm sure you're aware of the NFL's half-hearted effort to support breast cancer and women's health awareness in the month of October every year, by having players and officials wear pink items as part of their uniforms...gloves, shoes, towels, arms wraps, etc. I really don't have a comment on that, but would love to hear what you think about it.

What I want to make a comment on is when Ashely brought up the "I (heart) Boobies" campaign. In one of our local schools, a junior high I believe, a young teen girl was sent home and suspended because she wore one of those jelly bracelets that said "I (heart) Boobies!" The reason she wore it was because her mom was either fighting, or survived breast cancer...its been awhile. She refused to take it off when the school said it was "distracting and inappropriate", so they sent her home. Her family of course lawyered up and sent the ACLU after the school. But the whole story falls into the what Ashley was saying about how the Pink thing and anything about saving "boobies" is more geared toward the men, then actually about saving a woman's life. When the school said the bracelet was "distracting", you know its only because the school was filled with immature little teen boy Beavis and Buttheads who would laugh and giggle in class every time they saw the bracelet. The girl obviously loved her mother and how she fought so much, that she risked getting kicked out of school to show her support, and the only reason she wasn't allowed to was because of immature little boys who didn't really know what the bracelet stood for. They just saw the word "Boobies" and freaked out.

And Ashley's other point about how the Ta-ta's and Boobies campaigns reduce a woman down to what some men consider the most important part of a woman, her breasts, needs to be addressed by more women. If that young girl would have worn something that said "Breast Cancer" instead of "Boobies", who knows if the school would have had the same response. While the school was trying to protect immature teens from the HORRIBLE word "Boobies", those same teens were probably sending nude pics to one another after school. So its really a no-win situation.

But thank you two so much for the wonderful, enlightening conversation about the silliness of the Pink movement, but the importance of still supporting a woman's fight against that horrible cancer. Next time I'm in the store and I see the Limited Edition Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Duck Dynasty Uncle Si Screwdriver Set, I'll be thinking of you two guys :-)

Take care and thanks for listening!

Jay Wendt
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