I’m not sure why watching the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc., made me so angry. I’d read Samantha King’s book, on which the film is loosely based, back in 2008. I reviewed it, along with Gayle Sulik’s similar work on the subject, Pink Ribbon Blues. I recently wrote a blog on Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, a new non-fiction work which, among […]Read more
What's In Your Bra? Sizing Up the Intimate Apparel Environment
What kind of bra are you wearing right now? Today, I’m in a lacy underwire Wacoal number, made of undetermined elastic, lace mesh fabric. It has lost its original fit thanks to repeated use. The tag tells me the size and that it was made in Thailand. But I don’t have a clue as to […]Read more
How to Stay Fit and Healthy? Study the Breast Environment
Journalist Florence Williams has written a book about breasts, and her findings might surprise you – especially if you’re concerned about lowering your risk of breast cancer and other diseases. Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History is a review of everything Williams discovered about these mysterious mounds of flesh we carry around on our chests. Her […]Read more
Pink Ribbon Backlash: Who Benefits from Breast Cancer Awareness?
I may be a breast expert, but I find it difficult to write about Breast Cancer Awareness month. It could be that I’m all pinked out, or too knowledgeable from years of research and study. It may be tied to my painful childhood memories. When I was ten years old, my mother was diagnosed with breast […]Read more