It’s that time of year again when we are inundated with pink ribbons, races for “The Cure,” and campaigns to get screened for breast cancer. We hear the tragic stories of breast cancer striking young women. We see statistics stating that breast cancer affects one in eight women and is the number-two cancer killer of women. And we’re taught that to stay healthy we must be on a “seek and destroy” mission filled with tests, treatments, and technologies.
Though we’ve come a long way in society in a relatively short period of time, old archetypal patterns still exist in our society. We are programmed to await the knight on the white horse to bail us out financially. This old mythology is far from dead; in fact it’s the basis for nearly every Disney fairy tale we’ve been brought up with (except Mulan).