Because now the dirty energy industry can proudly say it’s making people “aware” of breast cancer.
“Our hope is from the water cooler to the rig site to the coffee shop to everywhere, someone gets this information to their spouses, their girlfriends, their daughters so we can create awareness and end this disease forever,” said Bill Debo, director of operations for U.S. land drill bits at Baker Hughes.
I don’t know what alternate reality is inhabited by a guy who thinks that it takes a guy who’s seen a pink drill bit to enlighten the women in his life on this subject. It does take “mansplaining” to a whole new level of creative idiocy.
Never mind that the Komen Foundation, the mother lode of the ubiquitous pink things, has made the issue of women’s cancers into a travesty by allowing any and all products, however carcinogenic — cosmetics teeming with xeno-estrogens, or water in BPA-laden bottles, for example — to adorn themselves with that saintly little twist of pink that says the manufacturer is donating a few cents per purchase to “research” and “awareness,” while doing adorable things like trying to off-load Planned Parenthood and utterly ignoring the role of medical, commercial and environmental hormone mimics in triggering cancer.
The fastest way you can make me put your product back on the shelf is to stick a pink ribbon on it.