Blue In A Pink World
Some of us are old enough to remember when the Women’s Liberation Movement took place
back in the 1970’s. It was an amazing time in our history and every comment, commercial and
article seemed to be about women’s #inequality.
Yes, the right for women to vote, smoke and work came so many years earlier, but the true
revolution happened in the 70’s and no one who lived through it could get away from it or forget about it.
But now, in 2014, about 2,600 men in the United States are living with and experiencing a totally different type of “equality”! Another 400+ will unfortunately join them in this same fight. The fight of being A Man living with a Women’s Disease... BREAST CANCER!
The month of October has grown into a totally PINK month. The
entire United States seems to turn a shade of PINK as every company, organization (Like the
NFL), every city and state jump on the Breast Cancer Awareness bandwagon. Some are truly
dedicated to the cause while others are just “using” this dreaded disease to increase sales
of their products, for positive public relations and to have their company or organization be
viewed as “caring”. There as so many varieties of “PINK” one has to wonder if any other colors really exist in October? Talk about “Inequality”! WHERE IS THE BLUE?
In 2014 and again in 2015 about 2450 MEN (that’s right I said MEN), will be diagnosed with
Male Breast Cancer! Every year about 450 MEN will DIE from Breast Cancer. And no one seems to care!
This Sunday morning in a local Sunday paper in Rochester, New York we found a 24 page
Insert all about Breast Cancer and the “MYTH’S” about Breast Cancer. 24 comprehensive
pages covering every aspect of this dreaded disease. Except, NOT ONE SINGLE WORD, LINE,
PARAGRAPH, let alone story had to do with MEN being diagnosed with Breast Cancer or MEN
How can this be comprehensive when not a word is mentioned about the guys living with the
disease or unfortunately dying from it? #INEQUALITY? Definitely!
The true facts are that about 1 percent of all breast cancers are diagnosed in men, but that