Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mouse-click activism

Do you want to know one of my biggest pet peeves? It's people who post a facebook status update about the latest disaster/thing-to-be-aware-about/societal issue and think they are actually doing something to make a difference.

Seriously, once upon a time, the youth of our nation marched on the streets to draw attention to a cause they believed in. Now, we think we're making a difference by writing "on the dining room table" as our facebook status.

If you want to do something, really do something, I have just the thing for you. It is as easy as typing a few characters and making a few clicks, and just takes a minute. Literally. Just one minute.

Join Army of Women.

In their own words, Army of Women is a "revolutionary initiative" with two key goals:

-To recruit one million healthy women of every age and ethnicity, including breast cancer survivors and women at high-risk for the disease, to partner with breast cancer researchers and directly participate in the research that will eradicate breast cancer once and for all.

-Two challenge the scientific community to expand its current focus to include breast cancer prevention research conducted on healthy women.

Sign up today. Then read your e-mails and sign up for a study if you are eligible.

Then you can go ahead and post "on the stairs" on facebook as a little joke while feeling good about the fact that you are actually doing something about it.

Because we don't need another pink cookie or kitchen appliance. And I don't care what color your bra is or where you keep your purse.

Chant it with me:

What do we want? Research!
When do we want it? Now!


Original post by Smiling Mama. Thanks for reading!

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