October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and there have been pink ribbons, pink t-shirts and products-gone-pink everywhere. But does painting the disease pink take away from the seriousness of breast cancer? Is it too cutesy? We know that the color pink is associated with femininity, but we also know that breast cancer not only affects women, but both the men in female patients lives AND the 1% percent of breast cancer suffers who are male. Also, breast cancer is not a little girl’s disease, but a serious cancer that ravages the bodies of women across the globe (and causes many to lose their breasts all together). However, seeing pink products and apparel may remind folks to go get potentially lifesaving exams and/or to donate money to worthy breast cancer causes.
Is ‘going pink’ a good way of spreading awareness about breast cancer? Weigh in!