My personal boycott list – women can change the world with our purchasing power.

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(Compiled by me, the blog editor.)

1. Walmart – because they are sexist, racist and all around evil (a couple of examples being holding work meetings at stip clubs in order to make female employees feel as uncomfortable as possible and the recent class action law suits filed by female employees who were sick of gender discrimination while working at Walmart, and let’s not forget extreme exploitation of foreign workers).

2. Secret Deoderant – for producing a subtle and yet powerfully sexist commercial.

3. Belvedere Vodka – for producing an advertisement that supported raping women.

4. Fox News – i dont think i need to explain this one.

5. Victoria’s secret – for marketing t shirts that say “study less, party more”. A product marketed specifically to women consumers.

6. Any newspaper that refused to print the Doonesbury cartoon that satirized the new rape abortion laws.

7. Any pharmacy that refuses to sell plan B.

8. Sleep Train – for reinstating support for Rush Limbaugh after he “apologized” for calling women who use birth control sluts.

9. Jameson Whisky – for using an advertisement that explicitly (and “humorously”) explained how their whisky is more valuable than a woman’s life.

10. BMW – for consistently using advertisements that promote violence and objectification of women.

11. Dr Pepper – for having an advertisement that explicitly says the product is “not for women.”

12. Carl’s Jr. – do i really need to explain this one?

13. Any church or church funded organizaiton that advocates women as second-class citizens or who advocates domestic violence as a “family issue.”

14. Axe products, because they have consistently been anti-woman in pretty much all their advertising campaigns.

15. Newcastle beer – sexist commercial.

16. Proctor and Gamble – for defending their support for ALEC (American Legislation Exchange Counsel). They dared the American public to boycott them – join me and accept their challenge. ALEC is a really powerful and evil group that makes sure anti-gay and anti-women laws get put on the Republican agenda. Proctor and Gamble make products like:

Ariel laundry detergent
Bounty paper towels, sold in the United States and Canada
Braun, a small-appliances manufacturer specializing in electric razors, coffeemakers, toasters, and blenders
Charmin bathroom tissue and moist towelettes
Crest toothpaste
Dawn dishwashing detergent
Downy fabric softener and dryer sheets
Lenor fabric softener
Duracell batteries and flashlights
Fusion five blade cartridge and razors.
Gain fresh smelling liquid and powder laundry detergents, liquid fabric softener and dryer sheets
Gillette, variety of razors for men and women, shaving cream for men, body wash for men, shampoo for men, deodorant and anti-perspirant for men
Head & Shoulders shampoo
Iams dog and cat foods
Olay Personal and beauty products
Oral-B inter-dental products, such as Oral-B Glide
Pampers & Pampers Kandoo disposable diapers and moist towelettes
Pantene haircare products
Tide variety of liquid and powder laundry detergents, stain remover for laundry and stain remover pen
Wella hair care products
Febreze Odor control/Freshener

17. Ruffles potato chips – they are launching a horribly sexist new advertising campaign. ick!

19. Revlon – for supporting the GOP war on women by hosting a Romney fundraiser.

20. Chick-Fil-A = for openly hating gay people.

21. Hobby Lobby – a craft store chain that is suing the government – because they don’t want to provide healthcare to their female employees – they are proud misogynists.

22. Red Lobster, for publicly announcing they don’t care about their employees

23. Olive Garden, for publicly announcing they don’t care about their employees

24. Macy’s, for financially supporting Rush Limbaugh through ad campaigns.

4 thoughts on “My personal boycott list – women can change the world with our purchasing power.

  1. Pingback: Daily Activism-Products to Boycott « Confessions of a Latte Liberal

  2. I read this list and realized I already boycott 20 products/companies I am already aware of and I will keep the remaining four in mind if I come across them.

    Number 7 though (pharmacies not selling plan B) may now become more irrelevant as the FDA was ordered to remove age-restrictions on these drugs, putting them over the counter.

    It seems somewhat of a paradox to me. On one hand, having plan B pills behind the counter regardless of consumer age restriction leaves the pill very inaccessible as an “emergency” contraceptive to many who do not have available supply when needed. On the other hand, selling it more willy-nilly at all hours of the day (and to all ages) could encourage over-use of the product and I have questions and concerns about the side-effects involved in a chronic usage scenario like that. Maybe a tong-term contraceptive like traditional birth control would be more appropriate in the latter case.

    Overall, I see more restrictions on emergency contraceptives as likely promoting healthier trends in contraception planning in general, but I see the need for women needing that option more available. Besides, I think the spirit of boycotting requires a consumer to have a choice in the first place.

    • Plan B is just a higher dose of regular birth control, and it is very expensive, so it would be foolish to take everyday just for fun. Women don’t need the government to protect them from themselves, this infantilization of women is disgusting and needs to stop.

    • The thing a lot of people don’t understand about birth control is that it isn’t an exact science. It is not like tylenol where they can just issue a standard dosage and send you on your way. Starting birth control is a touchy process that requires a lot of communication with a doctor. There are many kinds and many dosages and finding the right balance is a process that can take months. This is why groups such as Planned Parenthood are so vital to society. As Patriarchy Survivor said, Plan B is so prohibitively expensive that no one would be taking it daily, and most women are smart enough to figure out that it isn’t intended for daily use.

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