s skippy the bush kangaroo: susan g. komen foundation doesn't care about women's health

skippy the bush kangaroo



Tuesday, January 31, 2012

susan g. komen foundation doesn't care about women's health

they only care about the moolah their "pink" this and that brings in. if they really, truly cared about women's health, they would continue funding breast exams, cancer screenings, std testing, pelvic exams, pregnancy care and planning, annual exams, etc.

but, no. they're playing politics with women's health.

...komen's new vice president, karen handel, had run for governor of georgia in 2010 on an aggressively anti-abortion and anti-planned parenthood platform and was endorsed by sarah palin because of her opposition to reproductive choice. handel wrote in her campaign blog that she "do[es] not support the mission of planned parenthood."

"during my time as chairman of fulton county, there were federal and state pass-through grants that were awarded to planned parenthood for breast and cervical cancer screening, as well as a 'healthy babies initiative,'" handel wrote. "since grants like these are from the state i'll eliminate them as your next governor." she also wrote that she opposes stem cell research and supports crisis pregnancy centers, which are unregulated, christian-run operations whose main mission is to convince pregnant women not to have abortions.

after handel lost the gubernatorial primary, susan g. komen for the cure named her to be its senior vice president in april 2011. - huffpo

but this move shouldn't really surprise us. people associated with the "pink money machine" have shown their disdain before. the founder of the organization, nancy brinker, was the white house chief of protocol who turned the obama's away from the blair house when they were moving to washington. the obamas were not given the usual treatment for incoming president-elects. they were shown the door.

now...the door is being shut on women.

one of my favorite writers, barbara ehrenreich puts it so well...
to some extent, pink-ribbon culture has replaced feminism as a focus of female identity and solidarity. when a corporation wants to signal that it’s “woman friendly,” what does it do? it stamps a pink ribbon on its widget and proclaims that some miniscule portion of the profits will go to breast cancer research. i’ve even seen a bottle of shiraz called “hope” with a pink ribbon on its label, but no information, alas, on how much you have to drink to achieve the promised effect - salon
well...this pink ribbon culture....the pink money making machine can go to, well, somewhere where the sun don't shine.

next time someone comes around wanting you to sponsor them in a susan g. komen walk-a-thon or some such money making endeavour....tell them you will donate directly to planned parenthood in thier name. planned parenthood actually cares about women and their health...and they don't have to pay to make any pink ribbon labeled chinese made c**p. 

Labels: , , , ,

posted by Cookie Jill at 8:37 PM |

4 Comments:

Isn't Hadassah Lieberman one of their consultants too? A scam and a fraud to fool the rubes is all that organization seems to be.
commented by Blogger gmoke, 10:43 PM PST  
WHY/HOW DID THIS PERSON GET HIRED AS A PERSON PENLY OPPOSED TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD, KNOWING THAT WAS A BIG PART OF THE KOMEN FUNDING ?
PRE/ CANCER SCREENING CANCERS OF ALL TYPES FOR LOW INCOME WOMEN HAS SAVED SO MANY LIVES.
INSTEAD OF DUMPING FUNDING, THEY SHOULD DUMP karen handel.
commented by Blogger Fran, 11:22 PM PST  
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD!!!
ARE WE EATING SOLENT GREEN YET?!!!
MY FRICKING GOD!!!
REALLY?!!!
IS CECILE AWARE!!
COME ON YOUR MAMA ANN IS ROLLING OVER IN HER GRAVE!!!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
commented by Anonymous sophia, 9:59 AM PST  
That these are women imposing personal life choices ON OTHER WOMEN is just revolting. Women have enough trouble in this world, country, and politics with the men doing that. Now here we are, again, after all the sacrifices of women throughout history to get us to this point today where, at least in developed countries women are allowed more autonomy over their lives, bodies, and choices. And we have to fight one another over these issues. Ms. Handel needs to visit an undeveloped country like Iran and open her world view up to the rock-hard realities of women who don't have control over their bodies or lives. Then maybe she'd wise up to the true costs of her actions.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 10:06 PM PST  

Add a comment