Free Webinar: “Please, Stop Staring At My Breasts!” The Sexualization of Breast Cancer

Sahru KeiserBy Sahru Keiser, MPH, Education and Mobilization Coordinator

So often we see breast cancer campaigns titled “Save the Ta-Ta’s”, “I Heart Boobies” or “Save Second Base.” Why do so many breast cancer campaigns sexualize women, and what impact does this have on women at risk of and living with breast cancer?

We’ll explore these questions and more in our upcoming free webinar. Register at one of the times below that works for you.

Register for Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 10am PST/1pm EST
Register for Thursday December 11th, 2014 3pm PST/6pm EST

“Sexy” breast cancer campaigns focus on preserving women’s breasts instead of saving the lives of actual women. They objectify women, making breast cancer awareness all about one (highly sexualized) body part instead of women’s complex and diverse experiences with breast cancer.

Are you tired of these sex appeal campaigns reducing a woman’s value to her body parts? Are you interested in hearing the real life experiences of women dealing with their own sexuality and body image issues after breast cancer? Join us on our next webinar to understand how these campaigns impact women and hear the real stories of women on the subject of cancer, sex and intimacy.

Join Breast Cancer Action and our wonderful guest speakers for an open and honest discussion about this topic:

  • Lori Baralt, Assistant Professor Department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at California State University, Long Beach and BCAction board member
  • AnneMarie Ciccarella, BCAction member, patient advocate and blogger at CHEMOBRAIN…In the Fog

Can’t make these times? No worries; register at either of the links above, and after the webinar is complete we’ll send you a link to the recording so you can tune in whenever is convenient for you.

I look forward to “seeing” you at our next webinar.

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