Monthly Archives: February 2012

Art, Context, and Politics

Word has leaked out: Six historical paintings at Houston’s federal courthouse have raised some hackles with two federal judges, who believe the paintings dredge up offensive imagery of slavery. The paintings, depicting the Houston Ship Channel in the late 1870s, … Continue reading

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Women Are Not Distractions

Komen continues to miss the point. Nancy Brinker sent an email to supporters: Dear Friends and Family of Susan G. Komen, The events of the last week over our funding decisions have been extremely challenging for all of us. Most … Continue reading

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What About Komen in Houston?

The Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the CureĀ®, as they style themselves, does not fund our local PP affiliate, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. I wondered if the local Komen group would try to distance themselves from the national’s … Continue reading

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Pink Chicken Buckets versus Life-Saving Medical Treatment

That’s what it comes down to, my friends. Susan G. Komen, no doubt under the influence of a Sarah Palin-endorsed failed GOP candidate for the Georgia governor’s mansion, has yanked funding for breast cancer screening provided by Planned Parenthood. Feel … Continue reading

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