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(Rolling Stone)   The Decemberists have withdrawn their support of the Susan G. Komen foundation, Nicholas I   (rollingstone.com ) divider line
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2012-02-03 10:09:00 AM  
I like this headline.
 
2012-02-03 10:10:37 AM  
*snert* +1
 
2012-02-03 10:12:41 AM  
nice one subby.
 
2012-02-03 10:18:37 AM  
Well played.
 
2012-02-03 10:22:20 AM  
Now that's a thinkin' man's headline.
 
2012-02-03 10:27:18 AM  
I'm not ashamed to admit that I had to hit Wikipedia to get this headline.
 
2012-02-03 10:28:00 AM  
I don't get it.

*googles* HAH!!!
 
2012-02-03 10:28:35 AM  
The Infanta (new window)

For shiats and giggles, check out the comments discussing the vocabulary in the song's lyrics.
 
2012-02-03 10:29:31 AM  
Decemberists wanted to make everyone equal, so that there would be no poor people
Bolsheviks wanted to make everyone equal, so that there would be no rich people.
 
2012-02-03 10:32:15 AM  
Planned Parenthood received hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations yesterday.

But it was because the Decemberists were playing.
 
2012-02-03 10:33:04 AM  
How long before the pro-lifers start crying about violating SGK's First Amendment rights?

Or has it already happened? I can't keep up with everything, you know.
 
2012-02-03 10:34:03 AM  
i.qkme.me
 
2012-02-03 10:37:37 AM  
Golf clap for subby.
 
2012-02-03 10:39:10 AM  
Intellectual headlines in MY Fark? It's more likely than you think!

/+1 Subby
 
2012-02-03 10:54:07 AM  
Well played, subby. Well played indeed.
 
2012-02-03 10:57:31 AM  
That's a headline of the year candidate right there.
 
2012-02-03 11:05:02 AM  
Bozhe, Tsarya khrani!
 
2012-02-03 11:06:45 AM  
 
2012-02-03 11:13:13 AM  
Take that, um, other women that the Susan G Komen Foundation helps!
 
2012-02-03 11:13:19 AM  
Nice headline. Someone file that away for the end of the year.
 
2012-02-03 11:23:52 AM  
+1 Subby.

/favourite band
 
2012-02-03 11:28:23 AM  

JNowe: Take that, um, other women that the Susan G Komen Foundation helps!


I'd rather help organizations that help poor women stay healthy than organizations that help political causes stay divisive.
 
2012-02-03 11:33:32 AM  
Well, it looks like SGK has reversed their decision to stop funding PP. Too little, too late, idiots.

Linky here: Link (new window)
 
2012-02-03 11:36:20 AM  
Out yourself Subby, I want you on my favorites list.
 
2012-02-03 11:37:10 AM  

JNowe: Take that, um, other women that the Susan G Komen Foundation helps!


In my area PP is the only resource for homeless, poor and under or uninsured women for things like pap smears, STD testing, mammograms and other health services. I like my charity dollars to stay relatively local (with a few notable exceptions) or at least know that they will benefit those in my community to a certain extent. Because SGK has not set up a clinic to fill the gap in this area and has no plans to do so, I can no longer donate to them. I would be subsidizing their political agenda and as far as I am concerned, my charity money should go to, you know, actual charitable causes.

Everyone has the right to believe whatever they wish so long as they do not harm others as a result of those beliefs. Everyone has the right to act in accordance with their conscience so long as they do not harm others as a result of those acts. So SGK is well within their rights, obviously. However, so am I by withdrawing my support in favor of simply donating the money that usually would have gone to SGK to a local Nordic/Germanic Heathen Kindred that works with the homeless and the very poor.
 
2012-02-03 11:41:02 AM  
Damn- I was all ready to Mope for a Cure.
 
2012-02-03 11:42:52 AM  

firefly212: JNowe: Take that, um, other women that the Susan G Komen Foundation helps!

I'd rather help organizations that help poor women stay healthy than organizations that help political causes stay divisive.


And of all the centers that receive Komen funds, including those who will now receive funds that Planned Parenthood formerly received, Planned Parenthood is the only one that helps poor women stay healthy?
 
2012-02-03 11:42:58 AM  
I'm hoping they launch a protest dirigible over Portland.
 
2012-02-03 11:45:23 AM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: JNowe: Take that, um, other women that the Susan G Komen Foundation helps!

In my area PP is the only resource for homeless, poor and under or uninsured women for things like pap smears, STD testing, mammograms and other health services. I like my charity dollars to stay relatively local (with a few notable exceptions) or at least know that they will benefit those in my community to a certain extent. Because SGK has not set up a clinic to fill the gap in this area and has no plans to do so, I can no longer donate to them. I would be subsidizing their political agenda and as far as I am concerned, my charity money should go to, you know, actual charitable causes.

Everyone has the right to believe whatever they wish so long as they do not harm others as a result of those beliefs. Everyone has the right to act in accordance with their conscience so long as they do not harm others as a result of those acts. So SGK is well within their rights, obviously. However, so am I by withdrawing my support in favor of simply donating the money that usually would have gone to SGK to a local Nordic/Germanic Heathen Kindred that works with the homeless and the very poor.


Okay, so if you want your charity dollars to remain local and PP is the only center available in your area, why not give directly to them and cut out the Komen middleman? I mean, were people giving to Komen in the first place solely on the condition that some of that money trickled down to PP? Doesn't make a lot of sense.
 
2012-02-03 11:48:59 AM  

JNowe: firefly212: JNowe: Take that, um, other women that the Susan G Komen Foundation helps!

I'd rather help organizations that help poor women stay healthy than organizations that help political causes stay divisive.

And of all the centers that receive Komen funds, including those who will now receive funds that Planned Parenthood formerly received, Planned Parenthood is the only one that helps poor women stay healthy?


As it pertains to reproductive health services, pretty much.
 
2012-02-03 11:50:48 AM  

Janusdog: JNowe: firefly212: JNowe: Take that, um, other women that the Susan G Komen Foundation helps!

I'd rather help organizations that help poor women stay healthy than organizations that help political causes stay divisive.

And of all the centers that receive Komen funds, including those who will now receive funds that Planned Parenthood formerly received, Planned Parenthood is the only one that helps poor women stay healthy?

As it pertains to reproductive health services, pretty much.


I wasn't aware that Komen's focus was on reproductive health. I thought it was breast cancer.
 
2012-02-03 11:52:05 AM  

JNowe: Take that, um, other women that the Susan G Komen Foundation helps!


The only women SGK cares about are themselves. They've been on my charity shiatlist for a long time; very high "overhead", and they dedicate way too much money to making things pink and "raising awareness" (read: promoting themselves, which is not counted in the overhead number) then actual research or support for organizations like PP doing actual health work.

Not to mention they compete with other cancers and diseases and sue other breast cancer organizations if they use pink ribbons and whatnot.

And that also doesn't touch the political decisions at the top to support women's health positions that support republican ideologies rather than science (stuff like abstinance only education). They will get absolutly no sympathy from me.
 
2012-02-03 11:52:53 AM  

JNowe: I wasn't aware that Komen's focus was on reproductive health. I thought it was breast cancer.


Nope, still wrong. It's suing anyone who puts the color pink on a flier.
 
2012-02-03 11:53:21 AM  
How dare you intellectuals ruin fark!

No fart or titty jokes? You people disgust me!
 
2012-02-03 11:56:51 AM  
Don't religious fundies such as the entire South and the GHF people think that lesbians have higher rates of bread cancer because of lesbian sex?
 
2012-02-03 11:59:49 AM  

dababler: Don't religious fundies such as the entire South and the GHF people think that lesbians have higher rates of bread cancer because of lesbian sex?


Is that like a yeast infection?
 
2012-02-03 12:00:10 PM  
It looks like they have had a "change of heart"and re-instate the monies to PP......I doubt they can redo all the negative public opinion that has surged though.
 
2012-02-03 12:02:02 PM  

dababler: Don't religious fundies such as the entire South and the GHF people think that lesbians have higher rates of bread cancer because of lesbian sex?


If my bread goes moldy, does that mean I'm a lesbian?
 
2012-02-03 12:04:20 PM  

Spamtasy: I doubt they can redo all the negative public opinion that has surged though.


Oh yeah? Wait until Spring. All will be forgotten by most and it will be business as usual. Take a look at Netflix stock for comparison. Yes, this hits deeper, but out memories are faint.

They'll be back suing pigs for being pink in no time.
 
2012-02-03 12:06:19 PM  
Yahoo reporting SGK reverses their decision: Link (new window)
 
2012-02-03 12:19:23 PM  

JNowe: Real Women Drink Akvavit: JNowe: Take that, um, other women that the Susan G Komen Foundation helps!

In my area PP is the only resource for homeless, poor and under or uninsured women for things like pap smears, STD testing, mammograms and other health services. I like my charity dollars to stay relatively local (with a few notable exceptions) or at least know that they will benefit those in my community to a certain extent. Because SGK has not set up a clinic to fill the gap in this area and has no plans to do so, I can no longer donate to them. I would be subsidizing their political agenda and as far as I am concerned, my charity money should go to, you know, actual charitable causes.

Everyone has the right to believe whatever they wish so long as they do not harm others as a result of those beliefs. Everyone has the right to act in accordance with their conscience so long as they do not harm others as a result of those acts. So SGK is well within their rights, obviously. However, so am I by withdrawing my support in favor of simply donating the money that usually would have gone to SGK to a local Nordic/Germanic Heathen Kindred that works with the homeless and the very poor.

Okay, so if you want your charity dollars to remain local and PP is the only center available in your area, why not give directly to them and cut out the Komen middleman? I mean, were people giving to Komen in the first place solely on the condition that some of that money trickled down to PP? Doesn't make a lot of sense.


SGK has the name behind them and the infrastructure to efficiently distribute donations. I've done the Race for the Cure for years and have always done very well, collecting far more than I could have donated on my own. This is part of the reason I've been associated with SGK in the past or I would have simply started with giving my money to Capital City Kindred (many of whom also do/did the Race for the Cure) where it would be used for everything from survival gear for the homeless to food for meals to hotel vouchers for women with children and even dentures for an elderly homeless woman several months back. CCK meets needs that other groups cannot as well as they can, often using their own money from their own pockets to do so. Women's health would be just another financial strain, one that should be met by services already in place.

I will not deny the good SGK has done in the past, but I find their attempt to politicize women's health, despite their protestations to the contrary, to be deeply disturbing. It's certainly made me reflect on how I can be more efficient with my own donations and how I can raise more money to benefit the poorest members of my community. This is something I plan on discussing with CCK's Redeswoman when she gets back stateside. I strongly suspect she's already heard of this though and is brewing up a plan for those of us who are not CCK members, but who are active in our communities and partner with them frequently. We'll see next week, I guess.

/I hope she brought me something cool!
//Like a hot, Nordic male
*snert!*
 
2012-02-03 12:25:02 PM  
Unashamedly love this band and their clever, wide-reaching, quasi-historical songs. Saw them in concert last summer - a joyful, playful show. Cheers to 'em.

JNowe: Okay, so if you want your charity dollars to remain local and PP is the only center available in your area, why not give directly to them and cut out the Komen middleman? I mean, were people giving to Komen in the first place solely on the condition that some of that money trickled down to PP? Doesn't make a lot of sense.


It's less that and more that people are choosing to actively NOT support Komen for their repudiation of a primary source of poor women's reproductive health care. Because the market is saturated with pink-ribbon products, lots of people who don't donate directly to SGK still contribute indirectly to them. They're making a conscious choice to not do even this.
 
2012-02-03 12:32:41 PM  

JNowe: Janusdog: JNowe: firefly212: JNowe: Take that, um, other women that the Susan G Komen Foundation helps!

I'd rather help organizations that help poor women stay healthy than organizations that help political causes stay divisive.

And of all the centers that receive Komen funds, including those who will now receive funds that Planned Parenthood formerly received, Planned Parenthood is the only one that helps poor women stay healthy?

As it pertains to reproductive health services, pretty much.

I wasn't aware that Komen's focus was on reproductive health. I thought it was breast cancer.


OK, if I say "bad cancer of the girly parts" does that help you?

Why do I bother trying to argue with flaming dolts.
 
2012-02-03 12:43:01 PM  
Cool...so the Leftists among us feel it's more important to kill babies than it is to work for a cure for breast cancer....now I know why all the cool kids hang out at OWS.....

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/290022/pink-ribbon-win-editors
 
2012-02-03 01:03:54 PM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: I will not deny the good SGK has done in the past, but I find their attempt to politicize women's health, despite their protestations to the contrary, to be deeply disturbing. It's certainly made me reflect on how I can be more efficient with my own donations and how I can raise more money to benefit the poorest members of my community. This is something I plan on discussing with CCK's Redeswoman when she gets back stateside. I strongly suspect she's already heard of this though and is brewing up a plan for those of us who are not CCK members, but who are active in our communities and partner with them frequently. We'll see next week, I guess.


The concern I have is that the good that SGK does is not in the past. It's still a charity, and they have the same mission. I read in an article that SGK funds like 4% of the total breast cancer screenings that PP does. And now that they've withdrawn that, people want to burn the whole goddamn thing to the ground. It doesn't make sense. SGK's decision will result in fewer women getting breast cancer screenings, but so will boycotting Komen. It's like cutting off your nose to spite your face. Well, cutting off something anyway.
 
2012-02-03 01:34:43 PM  

JNowe: The concern I have is that the good that SGK does is not in the past. It's still a charity, and they have the same mission. I read in an article that SGK funds like 4% of the total breast cancer screenings that PP does. And now that they've withdrawn that, people want to burn the whole goddamn thing to the ground. It doesn't make sense. SGK's decision will result in fewer women getting breast cancer screenings, but so will boycotting Komen. It's like cutting off your nose to spite your face. Well, cutting off something anyway.


Even though SGK has reversed their poorly pondered decision, it does shine a light on Karen Handel's desire to inject her personal beliefs over the needs of the poorest men and women (they do men's health at PP as well). This is unacceptable for the head of any charity and I really think if she has a problem with any of the foundation's grantees based on her personal beliefs she needs to step down. Until she does, there is always the danger she will pull these sorts of shenanigans again and I have no desire to support her agenda even indirectly.

4% isn't that much and will be more than made up in donations now going directly to PP. It is, however, the principle of the matter. Everyone stands up for what they truly believe, including Ms Handel, unless they are truly weak. I truly believe the health and well being of the people PP serves trumps any personal beliefs I may have about contraception, abortion or the price of incense at the import store. Someone who runs a charity should at the very least keep their personal feelings just that - personal. As the last few days have shown us it doesn't just impact them, it impacts the entire charity.

A charity is not a vehicle for the director's personal beliefs. It is meant to help others - even those with whom you disagree. Ms Handel seems to have not been aware of this and SGK has suffered as a result. That's tragic, but perhaps in the future SGK will pick people to head their foundation that aren't so ignorant about the role of a charity in the first place.
 
2012-02-03 01:58:37 PM  
I withdrew my support for the Decemberists after the 3rd album.
 
2012-02-03 02:06:44 PM  

govtsucks: Cool...so the Leftists among us feel it's more important to kill babies than it is to work for a cure for breast cancer....now I know why all the cool kids hang out at OWS.....

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/290022/pink-ribbon-win-editors


Yeah yeah yeah. And the righties among us only care about the lives of those precious little babies until they're born. After that it's all "Fark you and your illegitimate whoreson spawn you harlot. Maybe you should have kept your legs shut, slut! Oh, what's that? You want some help raising that unwanted whelp? Well fark you again you wastrel welfare queen!"...now I know why all the cool republicans are hypocrites.
 
2012-02-03 02:39:06 PM  

xalres: govtsucks: Cool...so the Leftists among us feel it's more important to kill babies than it is to work for a cure for breast cancer....now I know why all the cool kids hang out at OWS.....

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/290022/pink-ribbon-win-editors

Yeah yeah yeah. And the righties among us only care about the lives of those precious little babies until they're born. After that it's all "Fark you and your illegitimate whoreson spawn you harlot. Maybe you should have kept your legs shut, slut! Oh, what's that? You want some help raising that unwanted whelp? Well fark you again you wastrel welfare queen!"...now I know why all the cool republicans are hypocrites.


DING DING DING! Righties don't want birth control available to poor people. They think every baby is a blessing and should be born into whatever horrible situation the parents are in. Family planning should be their first priority, but sadly it isn't. Have the kid, because we are going to make you. But don't you dare ask for any help doing it after the fact because we are also trying to shut down welfare programs as well!. HA HA!!

/very unashamed lefty
//also unashamed to have utilized public aid at one point in my life
 
2012-02-03 02:39:31 PM  
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