Womans Rights group makes Burt's Bees apologize.

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  1. Morrisb

    Morrisb Well-Known Member

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    Burt's Bees apologized for saying it's lotion will make you feel seductive, "let the catcalling commence". A woman's rights group jumped right on that. :facepalm:

    http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/burt-s-bees-apologizes-for-lotion-that-invites-cat-calls-214209664.html


    All-natural skin care company Burt’s Bees has a reputation for being socially conscious reputation, but after many claimed that a description written on a jar of its moisturizer encourages the harassment of women, the cosmetics maker issued an apology.

    Güd, a division of Burt’s Bees, had discontinued its Vanilla Flame Body Butter in January; however, remaining stock was placed in the outlet section of its website and is still being sold via other retailers. The controversial label reads, “Soak in the moisturizing seductiveness of shea butter and indulge in the scent of vanilla and rice milk. And let the catcalling commence.”

    On Thursday, 29-year-old Colleen Kiphart, a communications expert (she declined to provide her city and state), who bought the Vanilla Flame Body Butter, tweeted an excerpt from the label to Hollaback, an anti-street-harassment group and this message: "On my @gudhappens is @burtsbees body butter. Catcalling is a violence against women." She tells Yahoo Shine, "I was offended but didn't know if I was overreacting, so I tweeted to Hollaback for perspective."

    The organization didn't think she was overreacting at all, responding: "WHOA. Can you send us more pics? And are you interested in starting a petition?" In collaboration with Kiphart, Hollaback created a petition on Change.org, asking Burt’s Bee’s: “To demonstrate your support for people who are street harassed globally, issue a real apology, agree to stop production of products that legitimize street harassment, and make a donation to organizations working to end street harassment and other forms of gender-based violence.” As of Friday, the petition had garnered nearly 1,700 signatures.
     
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  2. mattzane227

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    oh my fucking god
     
  3. Micheal Kenyon

    Micheal Kenyon Here

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    OK. That's a reach.
     
  4. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Enjoy your thought police you thought were just great when it was something you cared about.
     
  5. Morrisb

    Morrisb Well-Known Member

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    It's all marketing bullshit. If you think any of these products are doing a flip, you probably don't have to worry about getting called.

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    Anyone here doubt this chick is a fatty?
     
  7. Turtle Man

    Turtle Man Hello Darling Gold

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    lotta angry women out there guys...thread lightly
     
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    This has already been done. [​IMG]
     
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    this. will the madness ever end?
     
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    it will get much worse :(
     
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    This clothing line is next on their list.
     
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    I don't think it "encourages the harassment of women" like the article says but if anyone thinks catcalling is acceptable behavior is either a man or a woman with low self-esteem. Don't make excuses for inappropriate behavior, whether male or female.
     
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    Freezer empty, hon?
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Liberals cry for the chance to be "wronged" these days.


    Being insulted is like hitting the lottery for these losers.
     
  16. Butcher

    Butcher ?

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    There are a lot of people on guard daily, just looking to be "offended" by something. Most are female :coffee:
     
  17. Snotty

    Snotty My Snothand be strong!!! VIP Gold

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    Only when the mooslim's take over........Shit like this makes me think they might have a point...........
     
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    Shut your mouth and show your tits....hunny
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    That'll give me something to do.
     
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    Back in the Sixties/Seventies I thought feminism was a noble cause....Equal pay for equal work etc......
    Now when I hear a "Woman" Exclaim "I'm a feminist" I instantly file her in the "Hopeless Cunt" Catagory and head for zee hills..................