Save The Ta-Tas

January 31, 2012 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

A year after the Susan G Komen Foundation hired new Vice President Karen Handel, who ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Georgia on an anti-abortion rights campaign, the Komen Foundation has politicized ta-tas by withdrawing funds from Planned Parenthood to perform breast exams for poor women.

My left ta-ta is left of center but my right ta-ta is practically socialist. I guess I’m screwed and can’t ever wear a pink ribbon again.

I have heard that since all doctors will now be busy performing unnecessary sonograms on women, the Republican Party has partnered with the very experienced Newt Gingrich to perform all breast exams.

Lucky us.

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29 Comments to “Save The Ta-Tas”

  1. Good riddance. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is pinkwashing, not substantive work to prevent breast cancer. That’s unfortunately true of most highly visible cancer groups. The first and most important rampart against cancer is good nutrition and cleaning up the environment.

  2. I have relatives in Dallas who have a passing acquaintance with Nancy Brinker. They have been saying for years that Brinker has spent more in shameless promotion than research. I thought they were overstating the case. Apparently not.

    Shame, shame, shame on the Komen Foundation for politicizing health care for poor women. Nancy said she started the foundation so her sister’s name would be remembered. Well, it certainly will. Nancy and her rich bitch (excuse me Momma but no other word will do in this case) friends can support the foundation. I will not, and I will encourage all my friends to send their money to Planned Parenthood.

    An aside: I do not understand the conservative disconnect here. What part of PLANNED, and PARENTHOOD do they not understand? If you PLAN to be a PARENT then you don’t have those oh so despised welfare babies who were so very loved by the cons when they in utero.

  3. Kate oDubhahain says:

    No more money for the Koman foundation, and no more money for the various Koman business. The organization has lost it’s reason for being, and I’m not buying any more of their pink dreck or participating in any fund raisers.

  4. See, this is why I drop into this Beauty Salon so much, even though I don’t have no ta-tas of my own, well, sorta, kinda, but even before I lost that sixty-plus lbs and got back to a BMI just about twenty-five (that’s a good thing, peeps!), nobody gave a sh.. — cared about mine. But when I read about this I was just arrrrrrrgh-sigggh, couldn’t/can’t be funny or even sarcastic.
    I’ve known some people with ta-tas people cared about, and I’ve given money and time (try doing that walk when you’re way over weight). They’ve done so much good until now; there is nothing intolerance and hate can’t destroy.
    And they want to tell us they’re about “right to life”. What a lie that is.

  5. TexasEllen says:

    Really dumb. The Koman bunch just lost me.

  6. fenway fran says:

    Here’s a solution to their stupidity:
    You can make a donation to Planned Parenthood and request a thank you card be sent to:

    Karen Handel
    Senior VP of Fail
    c/o Susan G. Komen Foundation
    P.O. Box 650309
    Dallas, TX 75265-0309

  7. Well, I’ve just withdrawn all of my support for Komen. So sad that this should happen. I’m sending a check to my local Planned Parenthood tomorrow.
    Thank you Juanita Jean for keeping us aware of all the enemies we need to fight.

  8. Thank you for the address — I will do exactly that. Plus another one for Sarah and Bristol Palin.

  9. Fenway Fran has the perfect answer.

  10. shortstuff says:

    I think Fran has the best solution. Give your donation dollars to PP and thank Komen. They’ve gone off the rails in kow-towing to the rightwing whackos and the Tealiban.

    No more for me. There are other good charities out there.

  11. Beth Francis says:

    Better yet, make your donations to local breast cancer organizations. I’m a volunteer for one here in the Cincinnati area, and we’re “boots on the ground” with our survivors. We can’t stop cancer, but we CAN help them pay the rent when they’re so sick from chemo that they can’t work. We CAN help them buy back to school supplies and Christmas presents for their kids because they’ve had to spend money on medications. We CAN purchase prostheses and wigs. We CAN help with the power, phone, gas bill when their money needs to be spent on staying alive and getting well.

    Ask around…there’s probably a group like ours in your area. And if there’s not, then get up right now and start one. It’s very rewarding to be able to help the women and families in our own community.

  12. daChipster says:

    I used to think that Komen was being kind of – well, DICKISH is the word that springs to mind – when they were running around cease and desisting people who used the phrase “for the cure” and suing if they did. Even small charity events, even if they meant another cure. But I shushed that small inner voice of mine in much the same way as Sister Mary Holywater used to shush me in church.

    As in so many other things, that small inner voice was sooooo right.

    Komen has now gained an implacable foe. I’m going to do something. I don’t know what, yet, but it’s going to fall somewhere on the spectrum between the parade float escapade in Animal House, and actually organizing a coordinated boycott, protesting local Komen events, and selling pink ribbons at those events with the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood.

    But wouldn’t that big “Eat Me” cake float look awesome barrelling down the course at one of their “Race for the yadda yadda yadda” events?

    Shush, Voice. Shush!

  13. No more of that pink stuff for me.

    My support will strictly go to Planned Parenthood.

  14. daChipster says:

    Also, FYI, talking points to use with Uncle Nosybagger at Sunday dinner:

    Komen grants provided 170,000 exams and 6,400 mammogram referrals via Planned Parenthood over the past 5 years.

    One in 5 American women have come to PP at some point in their lives.

    More than 90% of their work is preventive.

    The Pink Ribbon is in the public domain, so use it however you like.

  15. bumblebee says:

    Is this organization a non-political replacement for Komen?
    National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
    2600 Network Boulevard
    Suite 300
    Frisco, TX 75034
    Those of you in Texas, please let me know.

  16. Uncle Dave says:

    Goodness, gracious, sakes alive! Since the first of the year almost everyother topic has involved “privates” of one gender or the other, and all have been inspired by the self-righteous right. Why isn’t the human heart a subject they inspire? Is it because they are heartless a##-h###s? OK, so why are there no topics addressing a##-h###s?

  17. freeway fran, that’s a great suggestion and one I’ll take. Maybe I’ll gather up all my pink stuff and sent it to Ms. Handel as well.

  18. All of the above. It’s beyond belief that an organization that champions women’s health could do this. And as Jimmy says, I can’t be funny or even sarcastic.

  19. Here’s a chart of where their money goes.
    I’d say some of those salaries are a little excessive.

  20. I’m conflicted here.

    On one hand, I’m really, really disappointed in the Komen (sp?) Foundation. On the other hand, they really, really stepped up to the plate with a then-uninsured friend of mine who has now had a (radical) double mastectomy, hysterectomy, radiation and chemo. (She also has two kids, one of whom has multiple, major physical challenges – and an ex-from-hell who was impatient to see her funeral notice in the newspaper).

    All that said, my donation is going to Planned Parenthood. They’re being besieged on all sides now, they really do need it.

    I might have that thank you sent to Komen though…


  21. If you need a cancer charity in the Houston area, CANCare does great work. It offers emotional support, not financial, but they do put people in touch with other organizations that can help with that:

  22. bumblebee says:

    Thanks for the website, Mike. I urge everyone to click on it and read the real truth about Komen. Those salaries are unreasonable and the breakdown for other areas is suspect.

  23. They’ll not get one nipple out of me ever again!

  24. women are more than just ta-tas.

    also, my step bro had ta-ta cancer, so men are not exempt.

  25. Dave Whitefield says:

    My niece and nephew, Stephanie and Eric Beguelin, started this cancer charity in Raleigh, NC, after Stephanie was diagnosed and treated 2 years ago. This organization actually spends the money they raise helping women with the disease. Very refreshing. If you don’t have a favorite local cancer charity, check this one out, and do what you can to help them. They deserve our support.

  26. Jzelouise says:

    Beth Francis,
    Which local cancer group in Cincinnati?
    Jzelouise in Fort Mitchell, KY

  27. Beth Francis says:

    Jzelouise, I’m a volunteer with I Have Wings. My friend Janet started it several years ago. She was undergoing chemo, and feeling sorry for herself. Didn’t feel good. Couldn’t keep anything down. Hair falling out. And then one day she listened to the other women around her, and realized how blessed she truly was.

    Unlike them, she worked for a good company with excellent benefits and short term disability available. She had a tight-knit family and a strong support system. A wonderful husband who took excellent, loving care of her when she couldn’t do it for herself.

    Those women in the waiting room with Janet were worried about how they were going to pay their rent, because they were so sick from the chemo that they couldn’t go to work. And if they didn’t work, they didn’t get paid. How were they going to feed their children? Should they sign up for food stamps? How were they going to buy Santa Claus for them? What if they lost their job? What then?

    That day, she made a promise to God. If she survived, she would do something to help these women become survivors.

    As much as I disagree with the Koman decision to defund PP, they have done a lot in their time for medical research into the disease and find a cure.

    We can’t do that. Not with our resources. We’re just a group of local women who want to make life better for breast cancer patients/survivors in our area.

    We’ve grown so much is such a short time. Our first big fundraiser was 7 years ago at Carrabas Italian Restaurant. We’ve grown to the point that out Spring Bling in April will be in dowtown Cincinnati because we’ve outgrown the NKY Civic Center.

    I’m so proud to be a part of this wonderful group of women, and all we’ve accomplished. If you’re interested in volunteering, check out our website

  28. Beth Francis says:

    Oh yes, I want to add something. This is an all-volunteer group. Aside from expenses…which we cut to the bone…everything we raise goes to the women and thier families who need it the most.

  29. Can I put in a word for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society? I realize, not breast cancer, but they do good work for the folks with blood cancers (like my late husband). They not only support research which ends up helping folks with all kinds of cancers, but they give money directly to folks with cancers. It helped me keep my hubby on insurance after he was fired from his job and that kept us from going bankrupt or worse.