Monday, May 08, 2006

Body Conscious



The e-card is a digital genre that can also be used by constituents to get the attention of their political representatives. The American Cancer Society has set up a website for their Save Mammograms Campaign, in response to proposed legislation that would no longer mandate that insurers cover certain screening procedures. The airbrushed hot pink brassiere on one of the e-cards, which I have reproduced above, seems to be an ambiguous signifier that could be read as either an artifact of consensual foreplay or of post-assault evidence from a crime scene.

In considering this genre I discovered that there are other more peer-t0-peer forms of the breast cancer e-card that are specifically designed for consciousness-raising in potential victims, many of which regrettably come with music, such as this schlocky hand-holding number or this "humorous" mammogram reminder with a cartoon of an obese man.

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Blogger TRES CEE said...

the idea that save the mammograms is about saving women is really false, i believe so because when the american medical association proposed under capable leadership and opinion of majority of physicians that the frequency of mammograms was too often and that better information is possible in other tests, they received a news blitz over the same networks owned by and part of the network of two giant corporations who produce, maintain, and sell Xray equipment and film and the maintenance service to Hospitals nationwide, as well as in other parts of the world
the corporations included are NBC OWNED BY GENERAL ELECTRIC AND CBS OWNED BY OR PART OF WESTINGHOUSE CORPORATION WHO ALSO PRODUCE IN ADDITION TO XRAY EQUIPMENT BUT POWER GENERATION EQUIPMENT, JET ENGINES, ELECTRONICS INCLUDING HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT OF EVERY TYPE AND ALSO MOST WAR ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES OF EVERY TYPE, THEY ARE THE TWO LARGEST COMPANIES IN THE WORLD AND CONTROL BY VIRTUE OF THEIR NEWS MEDIA OUTLETS MANY MANY ISSUES POLITICAL AND COMMERCIAL AND SOCIAL ANYTHING THAT MAKES THEM MEGA TAX DOLLARS AND SUCK OFF INSURANCE CORPORATIONS WHO AFTER EVERY ISSUE WON LIKE THIS MAKE A PIECE OFF THE TOP OF THE HEALTH CARE DOLLARS AND BENEFITS GOING TO HOSPITALS WHEN THEY MAKE AN XRAY AMEN,

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