And thanks for watching it with me, David. Readers can look up more specifics. As the amount of available funding has increased, so has the number of nonprofits. Have you seen Pink Ribbons, Inc. I do agree with some of the reviewers that her sentences are sometimes clunky, but her brilliance shows through just the same.
Check out our page for upcoming community screenings near you. It was my plan to write a blog post about it in October. I now feel as though Breast Cancer Survivors can have a shining experience during their recovery that will help them heal and remember forever. What exactly are we researching and what are the specific outcomes of research projects? The movie alludes to it especially in the interviews with Barbara Ehrenreich but does not explicitly address it. I made friends there I still have today.
About a month or so ago I decided to just order my own copy, which would allow me to pass it around to friends and family too. We need better treatments, which will only come through research. For a topic like this, where she's taking on some sacred cows, it's important that she support her arguments with evidence, which she does very convincingly, not polemically. Thanks for chiming in, Jody. Nancy, I agree with your comments. Too many of the interviews were in chroma key, a good doc should show the people in some sort of relevant settings.
Throughout, King probes the profound implications of consumer-oriented philanthropy on how patients experience breast cancer, the research of the biomedical community, and the political and medical institutions that the breast cancer movement seeks to change. I wouldnt want them to feel like their participation meant nothing. Thank you so much for sharing your insightful comments. Sometimes the treatments do end up causing more harm than good. So, two thumbs up from my house! This ploy has worked well for quite some time, but people are starting to wise up to it at long last. The movie is very well done and compelling. But for some reason, I have always felt strange about the tons of pink ribbon products and campaigns out there.
King makes a notable effort to do something about this problem, and I argue that she is successful. But in the end, she adds nothing new to the dialogue. Conclusion - buy the pink kitchen aide mixer because you like pink, not because you think it may support a good cause - or buy the on sale mixer in whatever color and donate the savings to an organization that uses the money in a way that either works to prevent or treat cancer - not just detect it. Any corporation whose products are proven to contain carcinogenics should not be allowed to participate in any cancer fundraising campaigns. I was disappointed in the slow progression of the movie state-by-state. It is an ugly disease.
Do have any thoughts any kind about this movie to share? She spends an entire chapter on the political campaign that resulted in the breast cancer semipostal a stamp sold at a price greater than postal value that has raised tens of millions of dollars for research; she uses this story as evidence that private philanthropy is substituting for historic government funding of public issues. I would recommend it to others and I have. Watched last week on Netflix instant. As of January I decided to do something totally different. More than one million people in 2005 participated in the Susan G. Its endorsed by dozens of top scientists etc.
They make us feel good, as if we're all engaged in a successful battle against breast cancer. This book often is not. While much of it was not new to me, seeing all this stuff compiled together in a movie format was powerful and well worth the ninety minutes or so of viewing time. Bush administration and that Bush Jr. In the end, I felt like it was more of a manifesto than a movie, I am a big fan of documentaries and for general audience it was not that well produced. All in all, I found Pink Ribbons, Inc. These are all valid questions.
Even the way these women were presented in the movie, as a group separate from any other, made a statement. I do agree with some of the reviewers that her sentences are sometimes clunky, but her brilliance shows through just the same. After all, more and more women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. The film discusses cause marketing which I think is novel and important. In fact, he seemed quite captivated. I first became interested when I read a review of it that seemed to mimic my own thoughts and feelings towards the pink ribbon phenomenon. Only in one segment does the fog fully clear, as we meet a dignified group of women weathering metastatic disease.
Highly revelatory—at times shocking—Pink Ribbons, Inc. Rather, she suggests that we become mindful of how our action is being channeled in ways that benefit corporations and pose little threat to government to address social inequities and environmental degradation. I hope you are healing well. Here, for the first time, King questions the effectiveness and legitimacy of privately funded efforts to stop the epidemic among American women. Going against the grain, she takes a clear-eyed look at a trend that often seems to outshine the disease that put it on the map.
And, having a very average brain, assure everyone that her writings, and the message, were crystal clear to me. Postal Service; and reveals the cultural impact of activity-based fund-raising, such as the Race for the Cure. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, King demonstrates how far she will twist jargon and anecdote to make a point. Komen for the Cure, made one of the philanthropy world's biggest public relations blunders by to provide mammograms to low-income women, the organization that made pink ribbons an internationally recognized symbol for the fight against breast cancer has received a lot of scrutiny. I really appreciate your support all over the place.