Ms. Mastectomy News Flash! Apparently Nipple is the new “n” word!

It all started a week ago when breast cancer survivor Jen Dinoia blogged about her “nipple cozy.” A cute phrase describing the protective gauze contraption she made to ward off infection after her fourth round of reconstructive surgery. But apparently, The US Department of State was not amused. You see, Jen’s husband works for the Foreign Service. And  the Foreign Service links to her blog. At least it did, until the link was removed. Why? According to an email she received from a recruiting and marketing consultant for the agency“…some topics covered in your blog are very personal in nature, e.g. nipple cozies…and wouldn’t necessarily resonate with the majority of potential candidates who are interested in learning about the FS [Foreign Service] life overseas.” What did Jen do about this? She blogged! She blabbed! And the media came knocking! And wouldn’t you know it, the State Department restored the link to her blog. Tit for tat.

About Robyn Michele Levy

I am an artist, writer, radio broadcaster, performer, mother, breast cancer survivor. I also have Parkinson's disease. My memoir, Most of Me, is available at local and on-line bookstores.
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8 Responses to Ms. Mastectomy News Flash! Apparently Nipple is the new “n” word!

  1. lankyjayne says:

    haha! unbelievable!

  2. diplomom08 says:

    Thank you! ~Jen

  3. too funny (but also in a sad kind of way), people are too wrapped up in being politically correct (in all the wrong places too). and as a shout- out from another breast cancer survivor – we can do it!

  4. The online community can be a powerful machine in terms of advocacy. And nipple cosy sounds like a very clever term.

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