All About the Timing

The movie “Pink Ribbons“, which explores breast cancer fundraising by groups like Susan G Komen, is being released tomorrow.  Komen’s decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood has been in the works for some time now; one top Komen official quit over it in December.

As Dave suggests, the Komen Foundation had to know “Pink Ribbons”, a decidedly negative take on the breast cancer fundraising industry,  was coming out this week.  At first blush it would seem like the worst possible time for them to make the public aware of their decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, given the absolute certainty of a widespread negative response… or is it?

Why would Susan G Komen wait until this week to make this announcement?  Because it would be irresponsible not to speculate, have at it in the comments.

Meanwhile, here’s the trailer for “Pink Ribbons”, coming soon (tomorrow) to a theatre near you.

UPDATE:  Haha.  A girl and her Photoshop go horribly wrong.

10 Responses to “All About the Timing”


  1. 1 Toe Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 9:47 am

    JJ, Komen got hacked last night! I love hacktivism.
    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/02/susan-g-komen-foundation-website-was-hacked-last-night/48192/

    “Help us run over poor women on our way to the Bank”

  2. 3 deBeauxOs Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Folks, “Pink Ribbons Inc.” is a documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

    Canada. Get it? The Susan G Komen Foundation is based in the US. Like they care or give any attention to what’s being released by a Canadian film agency and how that might affect their own PR strategy for spinning their funding cut to Planned Parenthood USA?

  3. 4 Toe Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Thanks for both Heads Uppies!

  4. 5 sassy Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I heart *ethical* hackers 🙂

  5. 6 sassy Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    This page has a guide as to where you can see the film in Canada (near bottom of the page). It also has a link to Add a Pink Ribbons, Inc. sidebar banner to your blog

  6. 7 hemmingforddogblog Friday, February 3, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Looks like they have gone full wing nut. They have also stopped funding stem cell research.

  7. 8 JJ Friday, February 3, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    I would have thought so too, that’s usually the case, but this movie seems to be pretty well known in the states. TBogg & some other USian bloggers posted about it (actually before I’d even heard about it). Maybe because it was at the TIFF it’s better known? Or maybe because this thing blew up at the same time as the publicity for the movie was really getting started?

  8. 10 JJ Friday, February 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Oddly enough, that was a very *quiet* decision, unlike this one. Maybe it happened before Karen Handel came on board? If so, it means there’s a LOT of housecleaning to be done there.


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