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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

ribbonOctober is breast cancer month, and we are surrounded by reminders in the pink ribbons that are all around us. From the products in the stores, to football players in pink we are surrounded by pink ribbons, but do they do any good? They may make us feel like we are doing something, but is the ubiquity of the Pink Ribbon campaign simply “pink washing”?

The producers describe their documentary:

The documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. raises important issues on this very public campaign, and on the private suffering that has been spun into a marketing empire.

But who is really benefiting? After all, more and more women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Maybe it’s the companies who wrap their products in pink to gain our admiration (and money)… and wouldn’t it be something if some of the very companies that profit from their pink marketing campaigns have actually contributed to the breast cancer epidemic by selling known carcinogens?

Pink Ribbons, Inc. goes inside the story to reveal those who have co-opted what marketing experts have labeled a “dream cause.”

“Critic’s pick! Uncannily prescient and enduringly timely.” – The Washington Post

“Debunks the ‘comfortable lies’ and corporate doublespeak that permeate the breast cancer movement/industry.” – Variety

“Revelatory. Deserves to be seen.” – The New York Times

“This could be the most important documentary of the year. Forget that: of the decade.” – Trust Movies

” Powerful… Enlightening.” – Time Out New York

“Shocking and enraging…yet very entertaining.” – San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Provocative. Argues persuasively that much of what we’re currently doing to fight breast cancer is feel-good nonsense or worse.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“A stinging indictment and trenchant critique of breast cancer ‘culture’.” – Los Angeles Times

Written by Heather Perry, Reference Librarian

Introducing Kanopy Streaming

Welcome to one of the most diverse and unique selections of educational streaming video content! Our newest streaming resource, Kanopy, is available both on and off-campus.Students and faculty can browse the thousands of films, create clips and playlists, and link to them from your courses’ eLearn pages.


Many of the documentaries included in Kanopy are award-winning films. The content is educational, and ranges from the very broad to the highly specialized; the collection contains about 6,000 videos.

Kanopy also provides the Stonehill Community with access to specialized films we typically would not have in our DVD collection, such as the recently viewed Etruscan Tombs of Volterra.

Watching the films is much more convenient than watching a DVD: films can be watched on almost any device, from both on and off-campus. For faculty, this means you can easily assign a video by linking to it from your class eLearn site (read more about linking to Stonehill College streaming content here[link to other blog post]); research shows that it is easier to ensure that all students watch video content for class when it is available in streaming format. For students, this means you don’t have to leave your dorm room or favorite study spot to watch video content for class!

To-date, the “top titles” viewed by the Stonehill Community include:

Codes of Gender (Abridged Version)
Google and the World Brain
Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood & American Culture
Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women
Ethnic Notions
Stuart Hall: Representation & the Media
The Price of Pleasure (Edited Version)
Race, Power and American Sports
Jessica Valenti’s The Purity Myth
White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America

These titles, and thousands of others, are available through both the Kanopy platform, and by searching in HillSearch. Any time you conduct a keyword search in Hillsearch, you will receive links to any available Kanopy videos in your search results. Simply click on “Access Online Video.”

Please note when viewing videos through Kanopy, the streaming content may take a moment to load; we also recommend using Firefox or Chrome, rather than Internet Explorer, as your browser. If you have any questions about Kanopy, or other streaming media services offered through the Library, please contact Heather Perry, 508-565-1538.