Pinkwashing - The Deception of Breast Cancer Month and Why you should Rethink Your Pink
October 12, 2023 - Episode #121- Pinkwashing - The Deception of Breast Cancer Month and Why you should Rethink Your Pink
Here’s my warning, Today’s podcast might make you a little angry. It’s October. That means Pink Out and Breast Cancer month. I mean everywhere you look, there’s pink and it’s for a good cause, so let’s all get behind it, right?? Maybe not!
Have you heard of the term Pink Washing? This term refers to a marketing tactic. It is the exploitation of Breast Cancer for profit or for public relations. Pink Washing is the act of supposedly supporting breast cancer and producing, manufacturing or selling products that are actually linked to the disease itself. Breast Cancer is a multi-billion dollar industry that is largely unregulated. Buckle up sis. Let’s do some eye opening today on the Healthy Harmony podcast.
You may not know this about me, I have years of Oncology experience. I've worked as an Oncology Dietitian in a hospital, worked for an Oncology pharmaceutical sales company and ran a cancer ministry and cancer support group for years. I've been on countless doctor visits as a patient advocate. All of that couldn’t prepare me for the phone call when my mom told me that she had been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. I lost my mom only 5 months after that call.
So, you would think that I would be all over the pink! I mean it’s breast cancer month. My mom died of breast cancer. Nope not at all! Every October I get so frustrated. The influx of pink, seeing companies profit off of people’s pain. Knowing toxic products are being sold using the pink ribbon and those products could cause cancer. Seeing the focus on breast cancer just because it's boobs and sex sells. It’s disgusting.
Some of what I say today may make you mad. I really might offend some of you. My intent is simply to open your eyes. To shine a light on the deception. To get you to think for yourself. I'm curious your thoughts! Feel free to connect over social media @inspirehealthyharmony or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
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