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One Response to Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 9, 2012


SJF writes:

I walked into the kitchen today at work and witnessed two young, very health-conscious women reading the label of a yogurt container and discussing whether it contained harmful chemicals. Both of these women most likely take hormonal contraceptives, and both walked in the recent breast cancer awareness walk/run. Given the chemicals in hormonal contraceptives, and the fact that the World Health Organization has labeled some of these chemicals carcinogens, I found the contradiction in these women’s behavior striking. If I had said anything to them, I would have probably gotten fired. So instead, I went back to my desk and wrote out a healthy check to One More Soul, Inc., a non-profit group that promotes NFP and offers many resources describing the connection between hormonal contraceptives and breast cancer. I highly recommend their CDs and pamphlets, which are all very affordable.


Breast Cancer and Feminism

October 9, 2012


ANDY NOWICKI writes at AlternativeRight about Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

During October, everything in sight is painted pink—the chosen color of feminine “empowerment,” I suppose—and a bevy of worn, weary “survivors” are regularly trotted out as exemplars of womanly courage and fortitude. I have nothing against women with breast cancer, of course; indeed, I wish them well. But do we really require pink newspapers delivered to our doorsteps, and do we really need to see professional football players wearing faggy-looking pink shoes and socks for an entire month, just to show we’re properly concerned for and in righteous solidarity with the afflicted? Read More »


The Sesamization of America

October 9, 2012


DANIEL S. writes:

I never much thought much about the negative social impact of the PBS children’s program Sesame Street, but Mark Steyn, in writing about Romney’s recent debate performance, states:

Unlike Mitt, I loathe Sesame Street. It bears primary responsibility for what the Canadian blogger Binky calls the de-monsterization of childhood – the idea that there are no evil monsters out there at the edges of the map, just shaggy creatures who look a little funny and can sometimes be a bit grouchy about it because people prejudge them until they learn to celebrate diversity and help Cranky the Friendly Monster go recycling. Read More »


Every Woman’s Dream

October 9, 2012


A reader writes:

This is a billboard sign from McAlester, Oklahoma. As you can see it is a petite young woman on a rescue line. I thought you might find it interesting.

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Hoping for Early Marriage

October 9, 2012


AIDAN writes:

Hello, my name is Aidan and I am 18 years old. I recently started to read this blog and I must admit it’s amazing and relieving to have people to agree with and be open with. Most of the time, I would have to hold my tongue not only to be courteous but to keep from being hated/resented for what I think. I get this wonderful feeling when I read this blog. I have a few questions if that’s alright with you.

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