The C Score (2.0)

Another chance to see the champions

Posted on: September 14, 2008

Mary Lou Retton, Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin will be among the gymnasts participating in the second annual “Frosted Pink”, a charity TV special about women’s cancers. The show is filming today.

While I commend the gymnasts for using their celebrity to draw attention to important causes, I am always a little weirded out by breast-cancer awareness month and other awareness organizations that take this “pink” approach to serious diseases. I think it’s more than a little patronizing to send teddy bears and pink Oreos to women who are suffering from a serious illness. (Can you imagine if they sent men similar things for prostate cancer?!?)

Barbara Ehrenreich (who is otherwise often extremely annoying) wrote a great article about this phenomenon.

The special will air October 12th on ABC.

**Sorry for the political off-topic-ness of this post.

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1 Response to "Another chance to see the champions"

breast cancer is an awful disease, but it seems to have turned into this wierd fad or something. even Southpark had an episode on it:

http://www.southparkstudios.com/guide/1209/

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