The current exposé of the Susan G. Komen Foundation following their defunding of Planned Parenthood has created a feeling of helplessness and enragement that I have not experienced in decades. While formulating in my head how to address this in today’s post, I opened one of a fellow blogger that says it with truth and power, so I am redirecting my post today to Life In The Boomer Lane, where you can find an excellent read about it here, or the original source at ginandtacos.com, here.
As a survivor and one whose family has tragically been touched by this disease, I have been cringing at the Stepford Wives pink-wash that Komen has been propagating for years. Long overdue, it is one more pathetic statement as to how this country operates, but perhaps a good thing too that their extremist political colors are now exposed.
I have systematically been contacting the list of corporate sponsors who support Komen, and those that have responded so far have been mostly cautious or evasive. I believe my inquiry to Dell was outsourced and then deflected by a consumer services rep in India. If these companies support SGK, we no longer will patronize them.
To paraphrase a post I read on a breast cancer website, “Even if Komen back-tracked now, they could leave their pink skid marks for a mile and I would never go back to them”.
I hope their foundation goes down in a big, pink blaze.