Friday, 22 February 2008

Publicity Skews Important Facts

Publicity skews important facts.

I'm consistently on an anti-publicity parade, mainly because of the unattainable ideals that society infringes into our minds and souls.

I have mentioned this before...that young women (and men) feel they must live up to this ideal, this model of perfection that graces magazine covers and screams sex appeal.

Here's another area of life that publicity has skewed, an area physically more important than superb models taunting us with their unreachable "perfection".

Breast cancer.

Look around you and you'll be surrounded and amazed with amount of pink items now available, etched and embossed with the pink ribbon, a symbol of breast cancer and the fight women are making for their lives.

Visit
http://www.breastcancer.org/ and you'll understand exactly what I am pertaining to.
There is a huge push for awareness regarding breast cancer and women.
It is almost perceived as a demon, a beast threatening to cut down the lives of undeserving women.

Pink mugs, pen, permanent markers, scarves, hats, t-shirts, journals, day planners...the list continues. All in support of the fight against breast cancer.

Don't get me wrong, I am all for finding a cure for breast cancer, for cancer period. I do believe it is a positive thing, that the public is aware of self-examinations and mammograms to be vigilant for warning signs.

But let's talk CHD or CAD, also known as, Coronary Heart Disease or Coronary Artery Disease.

While breast cancer will take the lives of 1 in 25 women a year, CHD/CAD affects 1 in 3.
Those as astonishing statistics and odds.
More women since 1984 have died from CHD than men.
The combined amount of death statistics of women passing from CHD far surpasses the amount of women dying from cancer, by double the amount.

This is what the public does.
It often picks a noble cause and rides it until everyone is aware of the crusade they are mounting.

Meanwhile, other somewhat important issues, or rather, very important issues take the backseat.

Think about it, and live heart healthy.

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