Thursday, February 02, 2012
I'm still on a pretty tight deadline so I don't have a lot of spare time, but this morning no fewer than three readers reached out and asked me to say something, anything about the fact that the Susan G. Komen people -- otherwise known as "Breast Cancer Inc." -- pulled all funding from Planned Parenthood. One person, in particular, implored me to do it for all the breasts I've fondled throughout my life (which for the record is a pretty good pitch, albeit one that seriously overestimates the generosity of most women).
Bottom line: I don't have the time, although I'd have plenty to say on it since my mom recently underwent treatment for breast cancer and was forced to submit, somewhat at least, to the Kult of Komen.
Thankfully, my friend Mary Beth Williams -- who's also battling cancer and who recently received some excellent news on that front -- tackles the subject quite nicely and even-handedly in Salon right now.
Salon: Komen for the Cure Sells Out Women, Again/2.1.12