Lands End apologizes for mentioning a feminist

So Lands End – it’s a clothing company, I think – had a feature on Gloria Steinem in its spring catalogue, and then…it said it was very sorry, and it scrubbed all mention of her from its website. As one does.

“We understand that some of our customers were offended by the inclusion of an interview in a recent catalog with Gloria Steinem on her quest for women’s equality,” the company said in a statement. “We thought it was a good idea and we heard from our customers that, for different reasons, it wasn’t. For that, we sincerely apologize.”

Because…? Women are not equal, but are stupid lazy weak deceitful sluts? Yes, pretty much. Here’s one such:

“This family will not buy one single thing from Lands End ever again unless this drive highlighted by Gloria Steinem is fully retracted. You’ve had great customer service for book bags for us in the past … never again!!! Lauding Gloria Steinem is beyond what I can understand from a company that ‘appears’ to celebrate family.” (Posted to the company’s Facebook page.)

Because “celebrating family” means disparaging women and keeping them down.

But the people who celebrate anti-family stuff like treating women and girls as just as complicated and important as men and boys – those people did their own shouting at Lands End.

“Well, now that you’ve pulled it, I won’t be placing my order,” another (former?) customer wrote on the company Facebook page, echoing hundreds of other angry comments. “I don’t intend to teach my children that anyone should do business with a company that is ashamed to even talk about feminism. You see equal rights as a divisive issue? Thanks for letting me know not to give you my money.”

Hostility to feminism is a deal-breaker around here, too. Just fuck right off with that.

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