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Just when you think you’ve seen it all, someone comes along and totally blows your mind. By this I mean the now non-functioning "Save the Boobies!" October campaign run by porn-streaming site, "Pornhub". The site promised to donate one cent for every 30 clicks on videos featuring adjectivally specific descriptions of breasts e.g. "big jugs", "small jugs" (Oy vey!). One cent though?

The Komen foundation has ordered the site to stop using its name in the campaign because it doesn’t intend to take any of the money generated. One commenter expressed the opinion that money donated to a breast cancer campaign run by a porn site fels "like a little slap in the face". In this person’s opinion, any videos featuring anyone but women with masectomy scars, reconstructed breasts, and bald heads, is just a painful reminder of what cancer survivors have experienced.

Interesting theory. But what’s the harm in a little "out of the box" thinking? All these people were doing was trying to use their service to a worthy cause.

If you were The Komen Foundation, would you take money from Pornhub’s campaign?

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  • Nefertiti

    For Komen’s reputation, taking the money would not be a good look. This issue is complicated on many levels, yet for the most part Pornhub is just jumping on the “pinkwashing” bandwagon. I once heard that the porn industry makes more money than the NFL, MLB and NBA combined, so cashing in on a cause would be a no-brainer. They’re not in the business of humanity; they’re in the money-making business at the expense of women =/

    • KarachiYWOCLC

      Yeah I get that. I know it wasn’t a selfless act. If it was, they wouldn’t offer a mere cent per click. Komen should have done a better job of explaining why they weren’t taking the money instead of making it seem like they were against pornography. It’s complicated

      • Nefertiti

        I hear you! I think it would be interesting to hear more about their position as to why they’re not taking the money. That kind of thing opens up a dialogue, and I’m not sure it’s one that Komen is willing to have.

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