As you should be aware by now - the Susan G. Komen foundation has pulled its grant money from Planned Parenthood. Bowing to pressure from anti-choice zealots, the Komen Foundation has sold its soul to the anti-choicers to sell a few more pink KitchenAid mixers. This pisses me off on a multitude of levels...first, I support Planned Parenthood - they are a baseline, safety net for thousands of women. This move undermines the mission that the Komen Foundation supposedly stands for.
Second - because well, I don't like the Komen Foundation much to begin with. I feel their incessant pinkification of EVERYTHING detracts attention from ya know...CANCER. I support Awareness organizations that actually worry about awareness - rather than product placement. (Like my birthday wish to raise money for Lung Cancer Alliance).
Let me be perfectly clear - I fucking HATE Cancer. (Full Disclosure: My mom died at the age of 43 of lung cancer, she survived 3 months after diagnosis. Lung Cancer kills more people than breast, prostate, liver, colon, kidney and melanoma cancers COMBINED - yet we turn everything pink). I appreciate the strides that have been made, thanks in part to money raised by the Komen Foundation - but I really feel they have lost their way.
I stand with Planned Parenthood - The Komen Foundation will not get another dime of my money.