Monday, February 6, 2012

Pink Schmink!

Ronni Bennett has been an inspiration since I first discovered her blog "Time Goes By."  She writes honestly and informatively about aging, women's issues, laws, and all kinds of topics that are relevant to many of us.  Today she wrote a wonderful post about Susan G. Komen and Planned Parenthood.  It's excellent!  Link HERE.

If you get a chance, please read it.  Quite a bit I didn't know about SGK even though I've had a bad feeling about them for a long time.  Something about them seemed exploitative and wrong somehow.  We've learned recently that they have a political agenda (right-wing Republican) and focus more on their own salaries and publicity than the health of women.  Pink schmink!


Excerpt from Ronni's blog post:
Compared to Komen's flashy, rhinestone pinkness, Planned Parenthood is a no-nonsense - you might even say, boring - organization that goes about the day-to-day business of providing women's and children's health services.

According to Planned Parenthood, 75 percent of their clients have incomes at or below 150 percent of the U.S. poverty level. For many of them, Planned Parenthood is the only health care they can afford and/or is available in their area. Some people estimate that over the years, as many as one-fifth to one third of American women have used Planned Parenthood's services at least once in their lives.
Ronni included a couple of videos that show what SGK is about.  One is by activist journalist and breast cancer survivor Barbara Ehrenreich and Steven Colbert (about how SGK has sued small groups for using their copyrighted phrase "for the cure."  Check it out.  You'll be glad you did.  Thanks!

While I'm at it, the blogger for "Margaret and Helen" also wrote about this in her usual Maxine kind of way with sharp humor that gets right to the point!  HERE