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Critique of the "save the ta-tas" mentality toward breast cancer

A world without women, though, is not such a terrible thought, which is why heart disease and lung cancer—the two leading killers of women in the United States—get so little attention. So what if a woman is 6.5 times more likely to die from a heart attack than from breast cancer? Clearly breast cancer is the biggest threat if it threatens to create a world of breastless women. We must have physically-appealing women or we can’t have women at all!

I’m not saying that breast cancer isn’t a serious disease. I’m saying that people living with breast cancer deserve much more respect than what they’re currently afforded by the general public.

Source: Surge

Related, here is one of my all-time favorite Jezebel articles.


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