Post Archives from the ‘Blame Game’ Category



Breast Cancer and The Blame Game (Followup)

Posted on: July 28th, 2011 by
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At the time I wrote my posting Breast Cancer and The Blame Game, I had no idea that I would write a followup. But here it is. What prompted this was a comment posted today by a cancer organization in reaction to my The Perils of Thinking Positively posting. Now I screen my comments, but this one deserved to be posted Continue reading the story "Breast Cancer and The Blame Game (Followup)"

Breast Cancer and the Blame Game

Posted on: April 18th, 2011 by
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I'm tired. Sick and tired, in fact, of the blame game when it comes to breast cancer. Society's message goes something like this: if you are unlucky enough to get breast cancer, it's your fault. If you triumph heroically over the disease, however, you've done something right to combat it. In particular, the message Continue reading the story "Breast Cancer and the Blame Game"

Sexism and Breast Cancer

Posted on: March 26th, 2010 by
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It's bad enough to struggle with breast cancer, but to add insult to injury is this societal notion that, somehow, women are to blame for their disease. Take a recent Associated Press article, for example, reported from Barcelona, Spain, on how to avoid breast cancer. Yes, that's right. How to avoid breast cancer. Based on a recent "study" by Continue reading the story "Sexism and Breast Cancer"

Breast Cancer Profiling and the Blame Game

Posted on: October 29th, 2009 by
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As Breast Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, I want to express gratitude for all the trials, studies, and the women who suffered before me -- just so I and others could live. I also want to thank all the doctors who have worked tirelessly on behalf of breast cancer patients. But.... You knew there was a "But" coming, didn't Continue reading the story "Breast Cancer Profiling and the Blame Game"