…or are there other women out there that wish the media would stop showing pictures of women getting mammograms any time there is a story about breast cancer?
Last Saturday The Dallas Morning News had a story about the controversy over the new guidelines for when women should start having mammograms and how often the procedure should be repeated. That was the lead story, above the fold, with a large picture of a half naked woman about to have the test.
That was what greeted me with my morning coffee. The night before on the evening news, I got to see a different woman about to get her test, as I have every evening since the screening debate started this past week.
As kind of a side note, I think the media is making way too much of the “to test or not to test” issue. Numerous “experts” say that women are now confused as to whether they should have the test. What women? Ladies, are you confused? I’m not.
But my point today is why do we always have to see a woman in the midst of the test on every news broadcast. Surely there are ways to talk about breast cancer screening without showing half-naked women about to get a part of their body smashed in a machine. The media talks about prostate cancer screening without showing a man getting….. well, you get the picture.