a big pink stink, One Million Moms gone wild: this week in womanhood
OMG. I mean OMM. It’s been a wild week for us womenfolk.
Why? Well, the OMMs are upset that Penneys hired openly gay Ellen DeGeneres to be its spokesperson. Fresh from their victories of stopping Dentyne from running an ad of lesbians kissing (I can hear the sounds of straight men sobbing everywhere), and getting Urban Outfitters to yank its “Jesus Dress Up” dolls off the shelves, the OMMs aren’t content to stop there. Oh, no. That evil dyke Ellen must go! From their website:
…Funny that JC Penney thinks hiring an open[ly] homosexual spokesperson will help their business when most of its customers are traditional families. As consumers, what we find tragic is a corporate office and customer service department that not only transfers customers to voicemail, but even hangs up on them rather than verses [sic] hearing their concerns.
It is absurd to think that a company would find treating customers in this fashion an acceptable behavior…Unless JC Penney decides to be neutral in the culture war and listen to customers in a considerate fashion, their brand transformation will be unsuccessful.
Degeneres [sic] is not a true representation of the type of families who shop at the retailer. The small percentage of customers they are attempting to satisfy will not offset their loss in sales by offending the majority.
Adding streams of pink ribbons to the women-bashing fire: the Susan G. Komen Foundation, with their flip-flopping support of Planned Parenthood’s healthcare programs for women in need. Well, now they can add political right wing pandering to their long list of accomplishments. Way to go, ladies. I love it when women make it difficult for other women to get breast exams and birth control pills. And safe abortions! There, I said it.
I hate all that hideous pink ribbon merchandise anyway, don’t you? Only a tiny percentage of the proceeds actually fund programs for women’s health or breast cancer research. I’d much rather send a donation to Planned Parenthood. And shop at Penneys.