Posts tagged "breast cancer"

One Day Less: Laughing In The Face Of Death

I was born a tenacious optimist and will always loop back around to the hopeful side of things when given enough time, candy and purses. To prove my point, here are my top ten perks of premature death.

Anonymous / August 20, 2015

One Day Less: Spinsterella

Death and taxes are a fact of life. Unfortunately, more than 70,000 young women and men in the U.S. between the ages of 20-39 will add cancer to that list too. Breast cancer specifically is a growing epidemic striking more women per year and at younger ages than ever before. In fact, every day, three

Anonymous / July 31, 2015

One Day Less: Life With Terminal Cancer

Death and taxes are a fact of life. Unfortunately, more than 70,000 young women and men in the U.S. between the ages of 20-39 will add cancer to that list too. Breast cancer specifically is a growing epidemic striking more women per year and at younger ages than ever before. In fact, every day, three

Anonymous / July 16, 2015

Angelina Jolie Reveals She’s Had Her Ovaries & Fallopian Tubes Removed In Powerful NY Times Essay

I know my children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer,'” she writes.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2015

L’Oréal’s Women In Science Fellowship Is Taking Applications From Lady Scientists

Hey, lady scientists! L’Oréal wants to fund your research! [The Mary Sue]
Why are so many male feminists being accused of rape? [Jezebel]
Here’s a dang good argument for adopting “they” as a singular pronoun. [Feministing]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 4, 2015

When Breast Cancer Awareness Goes Wrong: Penis & Vagina Cookies

Happy Breast Cancer Awareness month! Would you care for a pink ribbon cookie? Or is that … wait … are those dicks? Or are they vaginas?
Imagine one woman’s surprise when she was perusing the baked goods in her University’s cafeteria and she stumbled upon these bad boys. Thankfully, she uploaded a photo to Reddit to…

Katie Oldenburg / October 13, 2014

10 WTF Things Susan G. Komen Should Pinkify For Breast Cancer Awareness (Ranked!)

To be clear, raising money to increase awareness and find a cure for breast cancer is a great, important thing. But Susan G. Komen For The Cure, which lost all of my support when they pulled funding from Planned Parenthood, even though the women’s health organization provides vital breast cancer screenings to low-income women, continue…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 9, 2014

3 Breast Cancer Organizations Every Black Woman Should Know About

Last year, a woman was diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes, according to Susan G. Komen. This year? Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Want to know what’s even scarier? Although African-American women tend to be diagnosed with breast cancer less often than Caucasian women, we’re more likely to die…

Hello Beautiful / October 2, 2014

These Swimsuits For Breast Cancer Survivors Are Amazing

Finnish designer Elina Halttunen is a breast cancer survivor “with one breast and a passion for swimming.” She collaborated with Finnish art duo Tärähtäneet ämmät (“Nutty Tarts”) to make these incredible “monokinis,” designed especially for women who have lost a breast to the disease. “Having only one breast made finding fitting bikinis difficult. Therefore I fashioned…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 25, 2014

Celebs Cover The Divinyls’ “I Touch Myself” As Breast Cancer Awareness Ad

Us ladies can always use another reminder to touch ourselves … while checking for lumps on our breasts, obviously. Olivia Newton-John and other Australian celebs teamed up for a cover of the Divinyls’ classic “I Touch Myself” — written by the late Chrissy Amphlett, who died from breast cancer — for this touching reminder. [I

Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2014

Courageous Breast Cancer Survivor’s Naked Facebook Photos Reveal The Reality Of Fighting Cancer

A breast cancer survivor in Australia posted powerful, naked photos on Facebook to show the hidden effects of breast cancer on a woman’s body, which is something that goes largely unmentioned when we think about breast cancer. Her goal is to raise awareness about cancer prevention, and expose the reality of the disease, as opposed…

The Gloss / February 13, 2014

Woman Battling Breast Cancer Criticized For Tweeting & Blogging About Her Illness

The New York Times’ Bill Keller and his wife Emma Gibley Keller (in the UK’s Guardian — which has since been removed) have criticized a woman named Lisa Bonchek Adam, a blogger who is battling stage IV breast cancer, while questioning the “ethics” of writing about terminal illness and comparing it to “funeral selfies.” The whole thing…

Jessica Wakeman / January 13, 2014

Man Wears Pink Tutu All Over The World To Support His Wife With Cancer (VIDEO)

Few things in life are ever guaranteed. We would all like to believe that we have forever with our spouses and that no one will ever get sick and die. But we don’t. We are all lucky for every single blessed second we get. This is a lesson no one gets more than Bob and

The Stir / December 12, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Photographer Captures Wife’s Battle With Breast Cancer

Angelo and Jennifer Merendino were married only five short months when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Angelo decided to catalog his wife’s treatment through his photographs, which he posted on a blog titled My Wife’s Fight With Breast Cancer. The images are beautiful, startling and heartbreaking, especially as they reveal Jennifer’s detereorating health. Unfortunately,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 24, 2013

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation Doesn’t Want Your Motorboating Money, Bros

You may recall the skeevy dudes of YouTube channel Simple Pickup who managed to persuade more than 100 women to be motorboated to raise funds for breast cancer research. Well, they ended up donating more than $2,000 burying their faces in tits, all of which was flat-out rejected by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In

Ami Angelowicz / October 22, 2013

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Cancer Survivor & Ironman Competitor Michele Prieve Wilkinson

When life threw Michele Prieve Wilkinson a curveball with a breast cancer diagnosis, she chose positivity. A survivor in more ways than one, she just completed her second Ironman Wisconsin competition last month. Wilkinson, who is gracing the cover of Brava magazine this month, participated in her first Ironman just 10 months after finishing cancer…

Claire Hannum / October 9, 2013

Rebecca Romijn Introduces The Hand Bra For Breast Cancer Awareness

Ah, the Hand Bra: I know it well. Granted, I am more familiar with the Rachel Krause Hand Bra than the Rebecca Romijn Hand Bra, but a Hand Bra is a Hand Bra and they all work just the same. Except Rebecca’s version helps to call attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, while mine functio…

Rachel Krause / October 9, 2013

Pennsylvania Court Lifts The Ban On “I Heart Boobies” Bracelets

“Boobies” isn’t a bad word, especially when it’s being used to promote a breast cancer awareness campaign. A judge in Pennsylvania seems to think so, too, which is why he reversed a Pennsylvania school district’s decision to ban the “I (Heart) Boobies” bracelets. In a 9-5 decision, the court ruled that the “bracelets here are…

Julie Gerstein / August 6, 2013
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