So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.
omg wtf thats fucked up.
Komen Foundation is pretty awful.
if anybody asks me why i hate men, i’m just gonna redirect them to this post.
it’s pretty fucking obvious that men only want to invest in breast cancer research to further degrade, objectify, and jerk off to body parts they already feel 100% entitled to. that’s what is at stake for them.
what about the women whose “tatas” weren’t saved? how must they feel being surrounded by awareness ads that focus more on keeping women’s sexy-sexy-titties-to-continue-titillating-the-males than saving real life human beings and helping survivors?
If anyone’s wondering, those posts came from here. It’s a forum for breast cancer support. Give it a read, and you’ll see how many women are outright abandoned by their husbands, sometimes after being married for decades, because their “tatas” couldn’t be saved.
reblogging because my mom had breast cancer and a double mastectomy about six years ago and this is important.
Tig Notaro is one of my heroes!
amoribus said: I know multiple girls in my high school who's parents refuse to give them the gardasil vaccine so if they have sex, they're "screwed". I mean it's not like that vaccine also prevents against CANCER!
One of the first articles I wrote for my college newspaper was about Gardasil when it was first released. I spoke to nurses and students and medical professionals and they were all SO EXCITED that this existed and fewer people would get genital warts or cervical cancer. A good, unobjectionable thing all around.
HAHHAHA no. The level of “but what about the sexing teens?!?” hand-wringing over a vaccine that doesn’t prevent pregnancy, doesn’t prevent any STI other than some strains of warts, and protects you FROM CANCER is just astounding. How stupid do you think your daughter is that she’d go on a sex free-for-all because she’s mostly protected from two diseases? Slash do you really think your daughter is only not having sex (that you know of) because she’s worried about cervical cancer? Ugh. Just ugh.
WE NEED FEMINISM BECAUSE WHEN LANCE ARMSTRONG GOT CANCER AND LOST A TESTICLE IT WAS ALL ABOUT HIS HEALTH AND HOW INSPIRATIONAL HE WAS BUT WHEN ANGELINA JOLIE GETS A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY TO PREVENT HERSELF FROM GETTING CANCER, IT’S ALL ABOUT HOW SHE WON’T BE A SEX SYMBOL ANYMORE AND HOW MEN ARE OFFENDED CAUSE SHE WON’T BE AN OBJECT FOR THEM
Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy, in case you hadn’t heard. How dare she remove those ticking time bombs from her chest, amiright? Like, hasn’t she learned by now that her body is public domain and we all get to vote on what she does with it? Sheesh, how selfish can ya get.
So today Angelina Jolie had double mastectomy, which is the removal of one’s breasts, to prevent Breast cancer. So instead of praising Angelina on her bravery, men on Twitter decided to ridicule her, even calling her stupid for removing her breasts. For those of you on Tumblr that are attacking Feminists about being delusional about sexism against women and misogyny here’s your fucking proof that sexism and misogyny exists.
this is exactly why i hate those “save the boobies” campaigns because they are literally ALL ABOUT THE BOOBS and they don’t give a single fuck about the person behind the pair of breasts. this is something someone is doing to protect themselves down the line to PREVENT BREAST CANCER, yet they’re getting shamed for it because OMG BOOBS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART EVER. no. fuck that. power to angelina jolie for doing what she thinks is best for herself and her body. you do you.
Rebloggable by request.
Also, I’d say that things like “Save the Tatas!” makes it harder for men to be taken seriously when they say they have breast cancer. Men do get breast cancer, and they’ve been denied coverage because only women get breast cancer.
I feel like this kind of derails the post, but “Save the Tatas!” sucks for everyone.