Selling Hope

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“I can’t help but see the predatory aspect of it, however gauzily wrapped in the vocabulary and signifiers of femininity, strength, solidarity, battling cancer[.]” Wendy A. Woloson recounts her experience of wig-shopping before her first round of chemotherapy. After buying a wig, she was offered many products that claimed to preserve some of her hair or coax it into growing back after chemo. She experienced a disgusting reality first-hand: companies exploit sick people by preying on their desire for compassion and dignity in their most fragile moments. Read full article here

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