Monday, January 11, 2010

Don't Call It "Awareness"

Okay, so last week, women on Facebook gleefully posted colors as their statuses, counfounding the heck out of us guys for a while.  Turns out it was an "awareness" effort purportedly by the Susan G. Komen Foundation whereby women posted the colors of their bras.  But Komen says they didn't start it, although they were happy to take the credit.

All it made me aware of was how glad I am to be a man and don't have to worry about such things.  This "campaign" had as much to do about breast cancer "awareness" as a PETA protest has to do with actually saving animals.

Every October, we're besieged with Breast Cancer Awareness.  It's all over the NFL.  It's all over towns ("Paint The Town Pink").  And it's a guilt-ridden PR offensive that says If I Don't Wear Pink, I Must Be In Favor Of Breast Cancer.  All sorts of "stars" talk about it as well.  Only the most reclusive women couldn't be "aware" of breast cancer.  But "awareness" isn't the name of the game.  Funding is.

I'm not knocking breast cancer as a disease, and I'm well aware of the effects it can have on women and those around them.  I'm just saying, stop calling it "awareness."  We're aware, already!

P.S.  I'm still waiting for Komen to accept the link between abortion and breast cancer (not to mention abortion and contraception), and to sever its ties with Planned Parenthood.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Sorry, but . . .

I'm not going to shed any tears for a dead lab monkey as long as 4,000 children are "legally" murdered every day with no one shedding tears for them.