Near the back of the store, behind the halloween crafts stuff and the premature christmas decorations lurked a display festooned with pink. You could scrapbook, knit, paint, decal or just buy “awareness” bracelets to support “awareness.”
With the rare exception of one or two products that designated the BCRF as a recipient of “a donation,” everything on the display was made by a single company whose tags stated that your purchase was supporting “awareness” or just as often, said nothing at all.
Out of everything, this (below) was the most offensive.
The tag on these plastic tote bags said NOTHING about donations or anything.
I thought that I could be a snarky gadfly around pinkwashing but the line about “the taken” really hit me. They are selling this cheap, tawdry garbage made by slave labor in China to profit from my death. This disease doesn’t need balloons with pink ribbons.
I’m starting to think I won’t make it through october.