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Breast Cancer Survivors: Stop Sexualizing Our Disease

Irreverent campaigns going too far, many say: USA Today

(Newser) - Breast Cancer Awareness Month is all but gone, and chances are pretty good you got a glimpse at some risque campaigns—"Save the Ta-Tas" perhaps, or a "Feel your boobies" T-shirt, or maybe a "Save 2nd Base" poster complete with well-endowed young model in pink bikini. The... More »

Evelyn Lauder, Creator of Pink Ribbon, Dead at 75

Cosmetics exec championed breast health before it was cool

(Newser) - Evelyn Lauder, the daughter-in-law of cosmetics tycoon Estée Lauder who made the pink ribbon ubiquitous with breast cancer awareness, died yesterday of complications of ovarian cancer, reports People . She was 75. Lauder was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1989, and three years later joined with a friend to design... More »

Breast Cancer Month Does More Harm Than Good

Yes, breast cancer is important—but this campaign is too much

(Newser) - National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has gone too far, argues H. Gilbert Welch. Even though he's a physician, and even though his own wife survived a breast cancer diagnosis a decade ago, he has serious concerns about the campaign, which “has led women to be more fearful of breast... More »

Poor? You Can Still Save the World

20 ways to make a charitable donation without emptying your wallet

(Newser) - Even if the Great Recession has left you without a lot of disposable income, you can still help make the world a better place. The Christian Science Monitor rounds up no- and low-budget ways you can help by donating:
  • Business attire: The clothes you're no longer wearing to the office
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'Pink-Ribbon Culture' a Disservice to Women

Questionable mammograms trump right to choose in new movement

(Newser) - When women raise a fury over questionable mammograms while letting the “anti-choice” Stupak amendment pass with nary a peep, you know something’s wrong with what passes for the “women’s health movement” these days, writes Barbara Ehrenreich. "All but the wealthiest women's right to choose" could... More »

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