The SCAR Project: UPDATE

Overall, my meeting with Facebook to discuss my petition was really positive. Facebook’s representatives said they’re fully supportive of The SCAR Project and that they do allow mastectomy photos – but there’s clearly both internal and external confusion that’s leading Facebook employees to remove these photos when they shouldn’t.

Facebook has promised to send me some clear next steps they’ll be taking to address this issue, and I’ll share them with my petition signers as soon as I get them.

I have Stage IV breast cancer. It’s going to kill me. I didn’t have a mastectomy, but I see pictures of these women and men who’ve had one, and they give me strength. They communicate the urgency that we need to find a cure, and soon. They validate that the experience of breast cancer is brutal and life-changing, and you’ll never be the same again. It’s essential that other people be able to witness the reality of breast cancer through these photos. Breast cancer is not a pink ribbon.  And I will keep fighting alongside my 7,000 petition signers to make sure Facebook lets them.

In the meantime, please keep sharing the petition and letting Facebook know how important this issue is to all of us.

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13 Responses to The SCAR Project: UPDATE

  1. dglassme says:

    As the youngest of the Looney Tunes characters, the Tasmanian Devil, or ‘Taz’ as he has come to be known, is generally portrayed as a ferocious albeit dim-witted omnivore with a notoriously short temper and little patience. Sound like someone you know minus dim-witted? Our dear Scortchy spinning and biting through everything in her path.

  2. keithw says:

    I signed it and shared it on FB. I don’t really give a rat’s rear-end if “they” have that bit of info; too damned many things more important to worry about, like the purpose of the SCAR Project.

    I just shared the Sarcastic Boob with my lady love after our visit to hear the results of her latest scan – I’m breathing again: no new mets. I’m hoping she’ll sign on, or at least start reading it. One of those wordless conversations when you know someone is ready to talk.

  3. Scorchy even though I signed the petition I did not share it on my FB because basically it said I would give them the right to access my email list, friends etc. which I was unwilling to do. But glad that your meeting went well and thanks of course.

  4. helensamia says:

    Great work keep up the fight…

  5. I think part if the power behind The SCAR Project is that the women featured are so young. That’s unfortunately the reality if this damned disease, though; it certainly doesn’t discriminate based on age, and youth is no protector against it.

  6. Susan says:

    Scorchy you are doing a great thing. I have had a double and these photos are very important. Thanks! Hugs! – Susan

  7. I’ll second that “Awesome” and add a “Huzzah!”

  8. Marge says:

    You are awesome!

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