Post by Lindsay Mannering Susan G. Komen's "Promise Me" is a real stinker. Released in April, the pink perfume was supposed to raise money for breast cancer research, but instead it's just raised some eyebrows. After an advocacy group got a hold of the scent and had it tested for carcinogens, the results were more than just a little disheartening. Show More Summary
Fracking company Baker Hughes painted 1,000 drill bits pink to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Yep: no hypocrisy there.
WWE, in its third year partnering with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness, raised $1.5 million during the month of October, foundation head Nancy Brinker said on twitter. Pwinsider.com reports that she thanked WWE for their continued commitment to raising awareness for breast cancer. Show More Summary
Does the Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization only give 20% of their donations to cancer research and pay their CEO $684,000 per year?
The Susan G. Komen Foundation has teamed up with everyone from a fracking company to KFC during breast cancer awareness month. It’s October—the leaves are turning yellow, porch ornaments are coming up pumpkin orange, the first frost is sparkling silver, and everywhere I turn the sight of pink ribbons affronts my sensibilities. Show More Summary
After donating $100,000 to the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation, oil giant Baker Hughes plans to start using pink drill bits.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation is once again proving its commitment to raising breast cancer awareness painting stuff pink and making corporate sponsors happy. It is—and I want to stress that this is self-parody, not parody by outside sources—partnering with a company that manufactures fracking equipment to promote pink drill bits: Susan G. Show More Summary
Komen is facing a backlash after it was announced that Baker Hughes was a partner. After making a $100,000 donation, Hughes will paint 1,000 drill bits "Passionately Pink" the color of the Komen Foundation. Bits that will be used for...Show More Summary
Post by Maressa Brown. Many of us are familiar with the Susan G. Komen foundation as one of the top sponsors of breast cancer fundraising events around the country, but two years ago, we learned where their values really lie when they got into a kerfuffle with Planned Parenthood. Show More Summary
Accusations of "pinkwashing" have recently been leveled at a partnership between breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen and "oilfield services" company Baker Hughes. To help raise awareness of breast cancer amongst its predominantly male workforce, Baker
WWE might be best known for its fights in the ring, but this month the organization is fighting a different type of fight – the battle against breast cancer.… READ ON
This still looks like a demon from some pink hell that wants to eat my face. We've all been around the block enough times to get a little cynical about October's annual pink-washing ritual, but this takes the big pink cancer cake. The Susan G. Show More Summary
The CDC has found that women living close to fracking sites are 20% more likely to develop breast cancer than women who do not.
To be clear, raising money to increase awareness and find a cure for breast cancer is a great, important thing. But Susan G. Komen For The Cure, which lost all of my support when they pulled funding from Planned Parenthood, even though the women’s health organization provides vital breast cancer screenings to low-income women, continues [...]
No… this isn’t The Onion. It’s an unbelievable case of pinkwashing, greenwashing and whitewashing. As we mentioned yesterday, the Susan G. Komen Foundation–which you’ll recall tried to pull funding for cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood a couple years ago–is teaming up with the fracking company Baker Hughes to distribute 1,000 drill bits around the world. Fracking [...]
Here’s some news that frankly, I initially thought was a spoof: for the second year in a row, breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure—which caused massive outrage when it defunded Planned Parenthood in 2012—has partnered with Baker Hughes, a leader in the fracking industry. Show More Summary
The Susan G. Komen Foundation defended its attempt to raise breast cancer awareness by putting pink drillbits on fracking platforms, amid accusations it was “pinkwashing” the fracking industry and glossing over its possible links to the disease. A spokesperson for the group told the...
Today in "You can't make this shit up": Baker Hughes, a giant oil-field services company that provides hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") products and services, has donated $100,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation in support of breast-cancer research. And in the most egregious example of pink-washing we've ever seen, the company... More »
Un-fucking-believable. The Susan G. Komen Foundation teams up with oil drilling company Baker Hughes on some pink drill bits to “raise awareness” about breast cancer. Fracking exposes workers to high levels of many known carcinogens, such as benzene, which has been linked to–you guessed it–breast cancer. Show More Summary
Over the years, the Susan G. Komen foundation has found itself in a lot of dumb partnerships for the sake of breast cancer awareness, but their latest takes the pink frosted cake. Special for Breast Cancer Awareness month, the organization has announced a collaboration on hot pink drill bits with fracking company Baker Hughes. Show More Summary