Susan G Komen has reversed their decision to defund Planned Parenthood. That is really good news and kudos to all that stood up for Planned Parenthood, the top officials at SGK who resigned, the senators who called on them to put politics aside and do the right thing, the bloggers, and everyone who lit up facebook and twitter to spread the word. It pays to make your voice heard. What’s not so good news is the scrutiny they have put themselves under, not to mention the distrust that many now feel toward them. Some betrayals are hard to get over and I don’t think they will be able to pinkwash this anytime soon.
I got one of those annoying phone calls from an obnoxious telemarketer excitely telling me I had WON. He told me to grab a pen and I dutifully pretended to. Then he blathered on and on about my prizes while I filed my nails. Finally.. the rub. I had to come (with my husband) to claim my prize and sit through a quick demonstration. Now normally I cut these jokers off at the pass but I let this kid go through the whole spiel. And then I said “Oh next week? I won’t be able to make it. I’ll be receiving cancer treatments. The week after? Sorry, I’ll probably be too sick”. Awkward silence. “Matt? are you still there?” click.
I’m easily amused these days.