I swear half the State of Washington was in Seattle today for the parade. Most of them were right outside my apartment, which is on parade route central. And they didn’t go home after the parade, they’re still around clogging up buses and sidewalks. I missed an appointment because buses were too crowded for a wheelchair.
Who really benefits from the pink ribbon campaigns: the cause or the company? In showing the real story of breast cancer and the lives of those who fight it, this film reveals the co-opting of what marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause.”
If you’re a woman, take the time to watch the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc.
please, if you haven’t already watched the documentary, please watch it. it talks about where the money is going and that only a small percentage is going to environmental and preventative research. also some companies that make pink ribbon products, are putting carcinogenic chemicals in their products so it’s a never-ending profit cycle.
pllllleeeaaasse watch it. it’s so important.
Please take 90 minutes and watch this documentary.
So, I just saw this “Living Wage” calculator thing shared on FB a whole lot and a lot of people are very shocked about it. And while I like the idea — it says that the living wage in Seattle is closer to $10/hr, rather than the $9 that the state mandates — it’s very, very incorrect for Seattle….
The “market rate” on my low-income, subsidized apartment in downtown Seattle is $879/mo. My very plain, linoleum floored, barely a stove, never mind a dishwasher apartment. How they figure $770 for housing is beyond me.