Cancer exacted a heavy toll from me in almost every imaginable way, including co-opting my favorite month.
It ends here. I’m depinking October.
I firmly believe the days of dominance for pink ribbon Doritos are over and while I fully expect to see a wall of pink ribbon Mike’s Hard Lemonade at my local Kroger soon, I feel it losing its grip. On society. On me.
So these are my colors this month, along with maybe some orange and deep reds and purples.
But for reference, I am linking to previous pink ribbon debunking from these pages.
- Why are my groceries pink?
- The pink ribbon birth narrative
- How to be a smart consumer
- “The Good Cancer”
- Pantene and Walmart
- Pink Ribbon Doritos
- BCA’s Toxic campaign
- Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Fear Mongering: 1 in 8
- Ranting Relapse
- In gratitude vs. ingratitude
- The Pink NFL
I don’t plan to take on such an epic project this month mostly because a lot of it would be rehashed from above. I do reserve the right to rant as I see fit.
Let’s depink together.