Callers discuss the ‘peril of pink’ breast cancer awareness
Science over publicity is what will help cancer patients.
We've become distracted by a color when we should be talking about the facts.
"When we focus on the problem rather than the solution it further empowers the problem," said Rod, a caller from Marlboro. Rod's mother is a breast cancer survivor and he refuses to wear pink.
Danny, a 22-year-old Rutgers student said some students in Greek life got in trouble for posting an "I heart boobies," poster on a door. Danny thinks it's ridiculous that people are being punished for using this vernacular, but I would have to disagree with him and point out that this type of awareness tool doesn't really help people as much as it sexualizes them.
25-year-old Jennifer and I found common ground on this point.
Elisa, a 47-year-old breast cancer survivor from Morristown, also shared her thoughts about publicity campaigns and the American Cancer Society changing their rules on mammograms.
"Everyone's aware at this point. Your money is better spent given to places that are looking for cures," said Elisa.