In the Pink

So, I don't want to get into it over who's cancer is better or worse or is deserving of more coverage (consider my stance somewhere between apathy and rage), I just feel that it's necessary to recognize the fact that today is the first day of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in case you missed the memo and all the pink paraphernalia that's out there.

I just feel like the following has to be said: don't think for one second that buying a pink silicone spatula honors your grandmother or makes a significant financial contribution to cancer research otherwise gets you off of the hook.

If you want to honor your grandmother, do monthly self-exams and/or stop putting off that mammogram. If you want to make a financial difference, donate a respectable chunk of change to ACS.

If you want a cute kitchen accessory, buy the spatula. Just don't think it's anything more than that.


jennyolson said...

I admit it. I bought the pink KitchenAid mixer at Bed, Bath and Beyond. And the pink M&M's. And a cutting board. And a blender. No spatula, yet. That would be overkill!

Lisa said...

Well said...you have to be very careful when purchasing "pink" products. There are some companies that jump on the bandwagon and then donate .5% of the profit to some unknown organization. What's their point?

Pink is one of my favorite colors but the month of October gets under my skin. However I wouldn't wish breast cancer on anyone. I also understand the need for research because they don't understand what causes breast cancer.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to Pink Rage. I posted some pictures of the offending cakes and cookies on my blog at caraellison.wordpress.com.


Sugarmouth O'Riordan said...

JennyO--Well, it *is* a lovely shade of pink... ;)