Komen caves. Woodard inspires.

03.02.2012

“Ain’t I A Woman” indeed. Alfre Woodard’s stirring read of Sojourner Truth’s famous speech is a timely reminder that the powerless will prevail when united in a just and passionate cause. Komen’s cynical attack on women launched thousands of signatures on countless petitions and raised over $3 million in support of Planned Parenthood, the Religious Right’s current target of wrath and misinformation. By mid-afternoon on Feb. 3, Komen caved and restored the funding, although maybe not its good name. (That epic PR fail will take a lot longer to undo.)  Complementing the serious activism was this excoriating riff on Komen’s decision in the form of a pinterest board from Beth Kanter and numerous very clever and creative contributors. All in all, a good day.

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