Fighting the Pink Peril — Post Archive

Nearly all of the pink crap displayed in the above photo collage was stuff I actually saw, in person, with my own eyes, on one unbelievable day in October a few years ago. The rest of it, mostly the bottom row of pix, I stumbled upon by accident or design, either on my Facebook sidebar or posted by friends. The stuff I saw in person I photographed with my cellphone, when, foolishly, I ventured forth to do a few errands on a Saturday. Everywhere I went that day — the supermarket, the fabric story, even the UPS store — I was surrounded by pink shit. It did not make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It did not make me feel like my own breast cancer reality was being represented or helped. It made me feel like this miserable chapter in my life was being trivialized and exploited for profit.

Is it any wonder I’ve written so many posts about fighting the pink peril? And it does seem to be a never-ending fight. At last count, which was July 24th, 2012, the fourth anniversary of my diagnosis, I had written thirty-eight posts in this category, not counting this archive page. Suffice it to say I’ve gotten a little tired of this subject.

These posts represent every aspect of the cause marketing and ill-informed malarkey disguised as ‘awareness’ that I’ve run into out there. Posts are listed by date, most recent first. Personally, I think some of them deserve more exposure, so feel free to add another comment or to quote one with proper attribution and a link back to the original.


October 29, 2014 by Kathi
Filed under: Fighting the Pink Peril
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Number of comments: 4

October 11, 2014 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Diagnosis, Recurrence, Screening, Fighting the Pink Peril
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Number of comments: 23

September 29, 2014 by Kathi
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Number of comments: 30

February 22, 2014 by Kathi
Filed under: Fighting the Pink Peril, Metastastatic Cancer
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Number of comments: 5

October 30, 2013 by Kathi
Filed under: Fighting the Pink Peril
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Number of comments: 21

September 29, 2013 by Kathi
Filed under: Fighting the Pink Peril, Health & Healthcare, Metastastatic Cancer
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Number of comments: 38

February 6, 2013 by Kathi
Filed under: Fighting the Pink Peril, Life & Mortality, Metastastatic Cancer
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Number of comments: 33

September 30, 2012 by Kathi
Filed under: Fighting the Pink Peril
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Number of comments: 33

July 28, 2012 by Kathi
Filed under: Fatigue, Fighting the Pink Peril, Survivorship
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Number of comments: 49

June 12, 2012 by Kathi
Filed under: Fighting the Pink Peril, Research, Surgery & Reconstruction
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Number of comments: 25

May 4, 2012 by Kathi
Filed under: Diagnosis, Recurrence, Screening, Fighting the Pink Peril, Health & Healthcare, Research
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Number of comments: 19

February 4, 2012 by Kathi
Filed under: Fighting the Pink Peril, Health & Healthcare, Making A Difference, Metastastatic Cancer
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Number of comments: 18

February 2, 2012 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Health & Healthcare, Making A Difference
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Number of comments: 13

January 10, 2012 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Life & Mortality, Metastastatic Cancer
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Number of comments: 14

November 5, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Fighting the Pink Peril, Making A Difference
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Number of comments: 17

November 2, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril
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Number of comments: 33

November 1, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril
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Number of comments: 8

October 18, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Making A Difference, Survivorship
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Number of comments: 10

October 5, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Life & Mortality, Metastastatic Cancer, Nitty Gritty
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Number of comments: 19

September 5, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Making A Difference, Metastastatic Cancer
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Number of comments: 18

July 23, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Survivorship
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Number of comments: 33

June 27, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Art & Music, Fighting the Pink Peril, Making A Difference, Play
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Number of comments: 14

June 15, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Diagnosis, Recurrence, Screening, Fighting the Pink Peril, Making A Difference, Metastastatic Cancer, Nitty Gritty
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Number of comments: 18

June 11, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Making A Difference, Nitty Gritty, Survivorship
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Number of comments: 10

May 26, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril
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Number of comments: 17

May 21, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Art & Music, Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Life & Mortality, Making A Difference, Nitty Gritty, Survivorship
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Number of comments: 14

May 16, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Art & Music, Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Play, Survivorship
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Number of comments: 9

May 14, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Making A Difference, Play
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Number of comments: 12

May 6, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Health & Healthcare, Nitty Gritty, Research
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Number of comments: 14

May 1, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Making A Difference
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Number of comments: 20

April 21, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril
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Number of comments: 25

March 1, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Art & Music, Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Health & Healthcare, Making A Difference
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Number of comments: 8

February 15, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Making A Difference, Nitty Gritty
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Number of comments: 1

January 29, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Life & Mortality, Making A Difference, Nitty Gritty, Play
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Number of comments: 6

January 27, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Making A Difference, Nitty Gritty, Survivorship
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Number of comments: 20

January 22, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Making A Difference, Nitty Gritty, Research
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Number of comments: 14

January 7, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Fighting the Pink Peril, Making A Difference, Survivorship
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Number of comments: 12

January 4, 2011 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Making A Difference, Nitty Gritty
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Number of comments: 10

October 27, 2010 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Diagnosis, Recurrence, Screening, Fighting the Pink Peril, Health & Healthcare, Making A Difference, Research, Survivorship
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Number of comments: 5

October 14, 2010 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Diagnosis, Recurrence, Screening, Fighting the Pink Peril, Health & Healthcare
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Number of comments: 4

September 17, 2010 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Diagnosis, Recurrence, Screening, Fatigue, Fighting the Pink Peril, Making A Difference, Survivorship
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Number of comments: 6

July 7, 2010 by Kathi
Filed under: Art & Music, Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Health & Healthcare, Making A Difference, Play, Surgery & Reconstruction, Survivorship
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Number of comments: 8

February 2, 2010 by Kathi
Filed under: Art & Music, Attitude, Cognitive Dysfunction & Depression, Fatigue, Fighting the Pink Peril, Survivorship
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Number of comments: 28

October 7, 2009 by Kathi
Filed under: Fighting the Pink Peril, Making A Difference, Research
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Number of comments: 2

September 28, 2009 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Diagnosis, Recurrence, Screening, Fighting the Pink Peril, Health & Healthcare, Life & Mortality, Making A Difference, Metastastatic Cancer, Nitty Gritty, Research
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Number of comments: 9

March 11, 2009 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Play
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Number of comments: 4

March 8, 2009 by Kathi
Filed under: Attitude, Fighting the Pink Peril, Play
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Number of comments: 7
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