“Please, Stop Staring At My Breasts!” The Sexualization of Breast Cancer

“Sexy” breast cancer campaigns focus on preserving women’s breasts instead of saving the lives of actual women. They objectify women, making breast cancer awareness all about one (highly sexualized) body part instead of women’s complex and diverse experiences with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Action was joined by these wonderful guest speakers for an open and honest discussion about this topic:

  • Lori Baralt, Assistant Professor Department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at California State University, Long Beach and BCAction board member
  • AnneMarie Ciccarella, BCAction member, patient advocate and blogger at CHEMOBRAIN…In the Fog

 

 

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