For me, Susan G Komen’s PINK STILL STINKS and I’ll tell you why:
It’s seems nice that Susan G Komen has reversed their decision to withhold funds from Planned Parenthood for breast screenings for women but, for me, the damage is done.
I say “seems” because “To be clear, Komen’s apology is not a promise to renew Planned Parenthood grants. It’s a promise to “continue to fund existing grants” to the organization — which it was already planning on doing — and to make it eligible for future grants. At no point in the press release does Brinker promise that Komen will renew grants to Planned Parenthood.” – In other words, continue the course, cut the funding once the dust settles, re-strategize the marketing, and count on people forgetting.
SGK reversed their decision only out of the fear of the loss of financial contributions to their organization (doesn’t it always come down to money?) and the outrage of people like us who actually seem to value the non-politicizing of women’s health issues, not to mention reproductive rights.
We now know that Susan G. Komen is being not-so-subtley run as a political activist association, in bed with the Tea Party agenda, so any of MY money and support will go elsewhere.
If SGK was serious about their decision, and really wanted to make good, they would have fired Karen Handel who is very publicly in direct opposition of women’s reproductive rights (and apparently thinks women are dopes who can’t think for themselves), and those like her. That’s what good corporations who make mistakes do — get rid of those who orchestrated the fiasco.
I urge you to SUPPORT WOMEN’S HEALTH FOR ALL WOMEN WITH ALL YOUR MONEY AND YOUR MIGHT — but support it through other organizations than Susan G Komen. And there are hundreds, if not thousands of them!