by Imran Siddiquee
Buzzfeed posted an aptly titled piece today, “20 Examples That Spencer’s Gifts Hates Women,” which lays bare a frightening attitude towards women at a major American retailer.
The images speak for themselves (see them all in their misogynistic and violent glory here), but it’s worth pointing out that Spencer’s also owns and operates Spirit Halloween – who have their own reputation for diminishing and demeaning women and girls. It’s clear that this horrifying perspective on gender – that women are merely sexual objects designed for the use of heterosexual men – is a deep-seated problem at the company and not just a one-off mistake.
Yet when we launched our #NotBuyingIt campaign against Spirit in October, it actually led to some real changes there. Which means we should definitely take a minute today to let Spencer’s know that as long as they continue to sell these kinds of products, we’re definitely not giving them any of our money:
Imran is the Communications Director at MissRepresentation.org. Follow him on Twitter @imransiddiquee