Kudos for Gayle Sulik

NOTE: Pink Ribbon Blues, a groundbreaking book by Gayle Sulik which I reviewed, is being used as a text for a class. Here is an excerpt from Gayle’s email to me:

Andrea Miller PhD is an enthusiastic and innovative sociologist in the Sociology, Women & Gender Studies, and International Human Rights programs at Webster University. She received the William T. Kemper Award for Teaching and Excellence in 2011, has academic expertise in gender and sexuality, and her current research focuses on gender identity and hacker culture. I have known Andrea for several years now, and I’m quite honored that she used ideas from Pink Ribbon Blues to create an eye-opening assignment for her students to think about gender, pink ribbon culture, and industry.

You can read and download Andrea Miller’s assignment here, and browse through some select examples of pink ribbon culture from some of her students.

Download Assignment » (PDF)

In the email was this graphic that explains PINK Washing quite clearly:


The picture above was from breastcancerconsortium.net/resources/graphics/. If you go to the website from this graphic illustration above, you can access a video called The History of the Pink Ribbon: “Pink Ribbons, Inc. is a feature documentary that shows how the devastating reality of breast cancer, which marketing experts have labeled a ‘dream cause,’ has been hijacked by a shiny, pink story of success.”



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