In case you hadn’t heard, the latest you-must-be-shitting-me news in re. lady parts is that the massive fund-raising organization responsible for all those pink mixers and spatulas at Target, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, has decided that preventing breast cancer is less important than Taking a Stand for The Babies. Because while we all love the boobies, those … other lady parts are Embarrassing and Controversial. Sure, PP provides breast cancer screening to over a quarter of a million women but they also sometimes help other women—or even the same women!—evade their proper role as incubators. And if you’re not gonna have babies, you don’t need those boobies anyway, and if you die well, that’s just the price we have to pay for making sure that the babies will live. Nothing says “pro-life” like defunding cancer screening! Or something.
I’m now doubly grateful to all of you who stepped up and donated to PP. Because unlike Komen, they’re actually in the business of providing health care to women, rather than to just our most uncontroversial and marketable body parts.
(If you feel the need, you can tell Komen to fuck off here.)