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Pinkwashing 101

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Throughout Breast Cancer Prevention Month you may have heard the term pinkwashing. While you may assume that all products that don the pink ribbon actually support legitimate breast cancer organizations, that is not the case. So what is pinkwashing and how can you avoid falling prey to it?

Let’s begin with the history of the pink ribbon. Did you know that the original ribbon was not really pink, it...

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The Elephant in the Pink Room

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Did you know that every 69 seconds, someone is diagnosed with breast cancer. Out of those 200,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer, 6-10% are diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, the terminal diagnosis of the cancer spreading beyond the breasts, and a further 30% of those initial 200,000 will later progress to the metastatic stage. Out of the 40,000 people who die from breast cancer every...

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The Elephant in the Pink Room

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Did you know that every 69 seconds, someone is diagnosed with breast cancer. Out of those 200,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer, 6-10% are diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, the terminal diagnosis of the cancer spreading beyond the breasts, and a further 30% of those initial 200,000 will later progress to the metastatic stage. Out of the 40,000 people who die from breast cancer every...

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#TryThisInstead: Pinkwashing Edition Round 2

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Because it’s still Pinktober, we’re at it again to let you know the biggest pinkwashing offenders. Not sure what pinkwashing is? Check out our blog post to get the low-down. Don’t get us wrong, we love  supporting breast cancer awareness but products like these not only seldom donate to breast cancer research funds, but usually are only using pinkwashing to help advertise their product!

#1. Susan...

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#TryThisInstead: Pinkwashing Edition Round 2

pink offenders pinkwasher pinkwashing think dirty think dirty app trythisinstead

imageBecause it’s still Pinktober, we’re at it again to let you know the biggest pinkwashing offenders. Not sure what pinkwashing is? Check out our blog post to get the low-down. Don’t get us wrong, we love  supporting breast cancer awareness but products like these not only seldom donate to breast cancer research funds, but usually are only using pinkwashing to help advertise their product!

#1. Susan...

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