Disappointed in The Beacon's name change

lrb_03lrb_03 Member Posts: 481
Hi All
It's been a long time since I posted. I've been thinking about this, and watching to see if anyone else commented on this. I don't know if somewhere along the way I've missed something. Was there discussion or consultaion about the name change  to Pink Lady? I feel that it's diappointing, and disrespectful to our male members, after all, men do get breast cancer too, And as an organisation, I thought the aim was to be more inclusive, not less. 
I'll be interested to hear your thoughts
Lyn
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  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 1,424
    @Giovanna_BCNA
     my last copy (emailed) is still called the Beacon?  Can you clarify this ? 
  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 1,424
    Sorry @Irb_03
    I cant see any change on my emailed copy of the Beacon ? 
  • lrb_03lrb_03 Member Posts: 481
    Hi @SoldierCrab. It hasn't actually changed yet, but will from the next edition. It's in the email I received my copy with. I had already been told, by a friend who still receives a paper copy, that there was an insert that arrived with hers (a couple of weeks before my digital copy)
  • JoannieJoannie Member Posts: 225
    Breast cancer is not exclusive to only females.  I still get amazed with all the pink everywhere as a way to promote awareness of breast cancer and all the fundraising merchandise... again pink! 
    I sure hope Beacon don't change their name to Pink Lady.  
    Maybe more funding $'s could be gathered if men could buy something that was not pink............. just a thought. 

  • Summerhill38Summerhill38 Regional Vic Member Posts: 661
    Agree with the comments of the ladies above.
    What a waste of much-needed dollars !
    Maybe BCNA should have asked for opinions of member before making such a change - they may not have walked in our shoes so don't really understand what we are thinking.
    Sorry men - please don't be put off by this big change.
  • JanineGJanineG Melbourne (west)Member Posts: 102
    Um isn't 'pink lady' the name of a female sanitary bin company? I agree with the previous comments. Why even change? A beacon is a symbol of light, hope , guidance! 
    Janine 
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 1,138
    My not liking pink is not a reason for changing anything (the pink branding has been successful) but Pink Lady has been used for a number of things (an apple, a cocktail, a treatment for reflux, just for starters), so it's also not very original in addition to excluding men! 
  • JanineGJanineG Melbourne (west)Member Posts: 102
    Il be looking up that cocktail @afraser lol Janine x
  • LucyELucyE Member Posts: 295
    edited January 8
    I’m not sure that ‘Pink Lady’ even appeals to many women. It certainly excludes men as well. I didn’t mind ‘Beacon’ as it was more inclusive and had an element of positivity about it. BCNA does wonderful work. I appreciate the information provided though this wonderful newsletter. I would just hate for people to miss out on reading it because of the title. 
  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 1,424
  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 1,811
    ? Name change  - have I missed something?
  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 1,424
    @iserbrown
    if you get a digital copy of the Beacon this was on the bottom of it 

    This edition of The Inside Story can also be downloaded as a PDF.

    For those readers who have grown to look forward to the arrival of
    The Beacon, please note that your next issue will arrive in April 2018. It will have a new name in 2018 – Pink Lady.



  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 1,811
    Thanks - no I didn't see that!
  • PamelamaryPamelamary Member Posts: 201
    Pink Lady!??!???
    Why?
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