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Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
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CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch refuses to market to larger women - ABC2News - ABC2 News

CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch refuses to market to larger women - ABC2News - ABC2 News | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

Not a size 2?  Don't have washboard abs?  Then Abercrombie &  Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries says don't bother shopping in his stores.

The head of the apparel store set off a firestorm following an article on the  Business Insider.  The website interviewed Robin Lewis, the co-author of  The New Rules of Retail.

Lewis says Abercrombie is all about sex appeal.  He says Jeffries is  only interested in attracting beautiful people into his stores and wearing their  clothes.


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Laura Brown's comment, June 4, 2013 5:35 PM
Larger is in the eye of he beholder. Some people think a large size is anything over 12.
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Disney Store Removes “I Need A Hero” Shirt in Response to #NotBuyingIt Petition

Disney Store Removes “I Need A Hero” Shirt in Response to #NotBuyingIt Petition | Consumption Junction | Scoop.it

These items portray women as helpless bystanders in need of rescuing by men and boys. They’re also heteronormative in implying that only women “kiss heroes.”

 

In response to the shirts, thousands signed our petition and used Twitter to ask the Disney Store to stop selling sexism. The brand quickly appeared on our #NotBuyingIt list of all-time worst offenders:

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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