The Problem With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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The Real Awareness of Pink Ribbon Month: A critique of Robin Hilmantel’s “The Problem with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” Even though breast cancer is an important issue in today’s society and there are different organizations and charities that raise money for breast cancer; the pink ribbon is something that causes a variety of problems. In her article “The Problem with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” Robin Hilmantel makes an effective argument and uses pathos to reach out to women by showing the perspective of a real person who was suffering from breast cancer, as well as use symbolism to argue how the pink ribbon is being used in a misguided way. However, she does not have a well-developed thesis and her evidence does not present any citation or where she got the information from which gives doubts on her credibility. Hilmantel begins her article with a statement that catches the audience’s attention and makes them think about the pink ribbon movement that occurs every October; but she does not introduce her thesis until she mentions her argument which is that there is a problem in how the pink ribbon is being represented in the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She first starts with a story of a young woman named “Kate Petrides,” who did not expect to ever have breast cancer at her age. Throughout the article Hilmantel talks about how the awareness of breast cancer has had different responses to people. Hilmantel says that different

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