The Pinktober Curse: Wake Me Up When It’s Over

On October 1st, the small town I live in is having an outdoor celebration called RiverFest. I live in the Ocean State, but it could also be called the River State. Or even the Pond State. In any case, we have a river called the Saugatucket, with a great walking bridge over it in the […]

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Fortune Teller Claims Psychic Powers Superior to Mammography

Not everyone has been pleased with the latest mammography screening recommendations, recently published by the American Cancer Society in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Proposed for women at average risk for breast cancer, they differ in certain details from the guidelines released in 2009 by the USPSTF. These differences have caused no end […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness? Let’s Get Real

It’s only September, and already I’m sick of Pinktober. Already, there’s been ‘sexy’ pink fundraising idiocy, stupid Facebook ‘awareness’ games, and nine pages of newly execrable pink wearables and ceramic tchotchkes on the Bradford Exchange site. Who buys this crap? There was a #PinkOFF hashtag circulating on Twitter in the past few years. I say, […]

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Pinktober Update: Komen Embarrasses Self in Hotel Lounge

Recently, Komen demonstrated the lengths to which it will go to sign up new corporate partners. Miffed at the reaction to its recent partnership with oil-drilling and fracking corporation, Baker Hughes, the iconic Komen logo was seen last Sunday night in a Pittsburgh hotel lounge, showing some leg to a prospective new partner. Earlier that […]

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