So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.
Is this true?
Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”
You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to us their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.
Yeah signal boost because not enough people know about this and seriously FUCK SUSAN G. KOMEN THEY ARE THE ACTUAL WORST
They also pulled all their support from planned parenthood for a while because it gave them some bad publicity.
And like they redacted that later but it’s still really shitty that they would pull their funding away from a group that is actively making strides in women’s health so that they can sell more pink magnets and spatulas and whatever else.
You guys should check out the documentary “Pick Ribbon Inc.” The full thing used to be on Youtube but may have been taken down due to copyright. Regardless, if you can find it, definitively watch it.