Pink Ribbon Blues

Posted by peggysue on July 2, 2011 in Courage, Hope, Passion and Joy, Selfless People |

There is a book called Pink Ribbon Blues: How the Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women’s Health. It is written by Gayle Sulik, Ph.D, medical sociologist and research associate from the Department of Women’s Studies, University of Albany (SUNY). Check out her websites at:



Gayle talks about how Breast Cancer Awareness Month has become a distracting sideshow according to Katherine Russell Rich from the Slate.

You will think twice about the “pink culture” according to Publishers Weekly and you may want to “take a road less pink.” according to this same source.

According to Sandra Steingraber, author of the book, Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment, “Gayle Sulik takes us behind the pink curtain to a peculiar culture where sentimentality takes the place of scientific evidence, personal transcendence fills in for political action, and lofty platitudes replace actionable goals. She calls Pink Ribbon Blues “the Frommer’s travel guide to the country of breast cancer.”

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