Weekly WTF: the Komen Foundation will never get a fucking dime from me

So, I’m having a shitty day, and it’s going to be a shitty week, so let’s just go off on a rant and let it all fly :D

Obviously, the best way to raise awareness for breast cancer is to sell disembodied dancing breasts, and to have a “Jugs across America” tour. Which will appear at collegiate football games.

“Mount ‘em next to your trophies in the game room – after all, it’s the Trophy Rack You’ve Always Wanted!”

Apparently the primary reason to be upset about breast cancer is that it spoils frat boy fun.
And you know, I’m sure that cancer survivors really want to see boobs mounted like a dead animal–it helps them remember the breasts that were surgically removed from their bodies.

This whole thing just reinforces the utter bullshit idea that you can’t be a woman, or attractive, without a huge rack.

Feministing also covered a related version of this, where a commenter asked:

“If this is acceptable then where are the plastic testicles that jiggle around to ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’??”

(Additional reasons to be disgusted with the Komen Foundation here.)

People, if you want to do something about breast cancer, don’t just buy crap. Give money directly to research foundations, or institutes.

And participate in research–Do you know anyone eligible for the Sister Study?
(Estudio de Hermanas: en Espanol)

And now, I’m going to go stomp off and be grumpy for the rest of the day. I’m reasonably sure I won’t slug any one.

Well, mostly sure.

12 thoughts on “Weekly WTF: the Komen Foundation will never get a fucking dime from me

  1. “Apparently the primary reason to be upset about breast cancer is that it spoils frat boy fun.
    And you know, I’m sure that cancer survivors really want to see boobs mounted like a dead animal–it helps them remember the breasts that were surgically removed from their bodies.

    This whole thing just reinforces the utter bullshit idea that you can’t be a woman, or attractive, without a huge rack.”

    I’m standing with you on this. Dancing breasts and Jugs Across America – God Gawd!

  2. Well, I just don’t know what to say…..that product and the idea of Jugs Across America….damn, that’s just awful.

    I have many other issues with Komen so I don’t give to them, but this is just insane! And, if they were even going to TRY to justify this, did they consent to slang instead of “breasts”?! What’s next…Twats Across America for Ovarian Cancer?!!

    Breast cancer free for 4 years!

  3. This morning at the grocery store they had cow bells stationed at al the checkouts. If you made a donation to their breast cancer charity apparently they’ll ring the bell! I’m not sure what the connection is. Did the “BC” charities go out and add comedy writers for their marketing campaigns?

  4. Nancy Brinker, the founder of the Komen Foundation, just took over as director of protocol for the White House.

    Might I suggest a plan of action? First, send a letter to the Komen Foundation, and tell them why you find the campaign offensive. Then, send another to Nancy Brinker, at the White House.

  5. hey buggirl, you should wash your trucker mouth out with soap’ My son and I googled snake dung and your swear words certainly fit the bill.

  6. Clearly, the dancing breasts are in bad taste. This is America after all. Dancing testes however I think would work wonders raising awareness of cancer in men. Hell, Id buy ‘em.

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