Abercrombie and Fitch has decided that anyone over a size 10 jean isn’t sexy enough for their clothing line, and doesn’t want them shopping in their stores and sullying their clothes. They decided to only hire good looking people so that only good looking people will come into their store.
“It’s almost everything. That’s why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that,”
That is an actual quote from their CEO Mike Jeffries.
I know I don’t have a lot of followers but this is something that isn’t right. They’re excluding people from being able to buy their clothes and they make it seem like it isn’t okay for people to be slightly chubbier or bigger than the average “cool kid” to own their clothes. This is something that shouldn’t be allowed to happen.
I’ve seen tumblr do some amazing things, and this place would be even more amazing to me if we were somehow able to show the douchebag who runs this company that his elitist, skinny-people only attitude ISN’T okay, and that we won’t stand for it.
Another quote from the article by Jeffries:
“In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”
And according to the source, Abercrombie & Fitch has no problem selling XL and XXL clothing to MEN. So this isn’t just body-shaming and dismissal of overweight people in general, but OVERWEIGHT WOMEN SPECIFICALLY, who are by Jeffries’ SUPREME judgment objectively incapable of being cool or attractive.
Here’s how you can contact them! (X)
Yeah, I know it’s not as easy as just reblogging this but there’s a far bigger chance they’ll listen if they actually think this exclusive attitude is going to fuck up their sales. Because really, money is all they care about.
We shouldn’t tolerate companies which treat people like they don’t belong any more than we should tolerate people who act the same way. And unfortunately, seems to be their only goal, I encourage you to tell them you’re going to boycott them (Even if you’re like me and already avoid them entirely)…
But whatever angle you want to take, I hope you’ll go tell them why you don’t think what they’re doing is right! There are so many awesome people on this site that I believe we really could make a change!
Girls and women, if no one has ever told you this before, or if you just have trouble believing it: you are good, you are whole, you are yours. You do not exist to please men, and your value as a human being is not contingent upon your sexual capital. “Purity” is a lie.
Please Reblog if you DID NOT HAVE the sex talk from your parents.
Reblog THIS ONE if you DID get the talk.
No lie: my mom tried and I was like “Mom, we have cable. I already know.”
The Real Abandoned Overlook Hotel
Unlike the fictional Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, this hotel is really named the Overlook. The abandoned hotel is located in the small, wine growing town of Bernkastel-Kues in Germany. Other than it has been unoccupied for about 13 years, there is no information as to why the hotel was closed. All of the furniture remains and it looks as if everyone there simply left. There are rumors that the hotel is haunted. According to urban explorers who frequent the spooky site, cameras malfunction, sounds can be heard throughout the premises and items seem to move around the hotel by themselves.
moses u little shit
You should preach Mr. Grohl because your words are gospel to my ears.
This is kinda exactly how I felt after my AGT audition.
Precisely. Not to mention brutally, publicly shutting down lots of kids who could be great with the right education, the right practice, the right fucking encouragement.
♥ BB GUN : MAGIC EYE GIRLFRIEND ♥
…i didn’t cry drawing it…
This is probably the most powerful cartoon I’ve ever read…
he kind of just looks like he’s coated in honey but
it’s a pair with manna’s jam watson <3
This is impossibly cute!
Great new interview with Benedict where he mentions he started to cry at the Premiere when Zachary was saying such complimentary things about him. He REALLY doesnt like the Cumberbitch term though. Bless him he’s tired and the lisp is out in force.
Another good reason to be called The Cumber Collective. It covers all genders and sexual orientations and Benedict himself said it on Graham Norton.
We are The Cumber Collective - resistance is futile.
Ok, the following is entirely a rant on my own feelings about calling myself a cumberbitch. It is in no way meant to imply what anyone else should call themselves. Labels are intensely personal, and no one should decide what anyone else gets to call themselves. These are entirely my own personal connotations for the two words and an explanation of why I prefer bitch to babe:
For myself, I will always choose cumberbitch over cumberbabe for a very specific FEMINIST reason: I am reclaiming the word. Bitch is what we (female bodied folk and people assumed to be female, generally) get called when we are strong willed, when we /get shit done/ (thank you Tina Fey and Amy Poehler), when we are not being the acceptable version of femininity that’s been set out for us. Bitches are revolutionary. Bitches are unpalatable. Bitches are not kind or accommodating or easily available for male consumption. Bitches make men uncomfortable. They make /Ben/ very obviously uncomfortable. When I call myself a cumberbitch, I’m not using the term the way it’s applied to men (being someone’s bitch in prison), I’m using it the way it’s applied to women. When women step out of line, they get called two things: bitches and sluts. I am tired of defending myself against these insults by saying that they don’t apply to me, that bitches and sluts are bad women, they set us back, they /degrade/ us. Because, in reality, they /are/ us. They are us trying to be ourselves on our own terms for once.
I am a bitch and a slut when I want to be, and I’m also damned intelligent and strong willed.
Do I get mad when a man uses the term bitch as an insult? Yes. The same way I get mad if straight person calls someone a dumb queer. It’s an entirely different matter when I call myself queer, and it’s an entirely different matter when I call myself a bitch. And we chose the name cumberbitches, he didn’t apply it to us saying that we were like his prison bitches, available for using, (which, I think, is the image he’s thinking of when he says it sets back feminism); he doesn’t even really like it. But we (at least some of us) like it, and we apply it to ourselves. Which means, the word means what we want it to mean. And, for me, calling myself a cumberbitch means that I will not apologize for embracing my sexuality, for embracing a still widely socially-unacceptable way of consuming media, for being loud and excited and unfeminine about it. And, of course, it means that I adore Benedict Cumberbatch and his work, but, and this is important, on my own terms, not his, and not anyone else’s. Because yes, it’s about him, obviously it’s about him, but it’s also not about him. It’s about all of us, making things and talking to each other, and getting each other off in manifold, varied ways. We have fics and art and fucking hot cosplayers, and really, being totally honest here, I’d rather have sex with you guys than with him.
He says the term babe is softer, but I don’t want to be softer. A babe is woman marketed to a man. A babe is the photoshopped image of a woman on a car ad—-not, mind you, the model who posed herself, she’s probably more likely to be called a bitch or a slut by someone attacking her for her job or the ambition it took to get it; also she doesn’t look like her picture. To me, being called a cumberbabe makes me feel like part of more of a mindless harem than being called a bitch does. Because when women are called bitches, it’s usually for speaking their minds.
Anyway, those are my own personal feels about the two words. May everyone happily choose the term that makes them happiest and that they feel represents them the best.
Wish someone would show him this, because yes! Exactly.
trashyfiction is my favorite
i think this is how i feel most of the time
i got u balloons
omg you are so cute
i got u a cat
i made you a cake
i got you ryan gosling
this is why i love tumblr
An assignment for Advanced Digital! We were supposed to make a gif portrait of a historical figure. I chose Julie d’Aubigny, 17th century swordsmaster and opera singer, responsible for the deaths of at least ten men in duels, and openly bisexual. After her lover was placed into a convent by the girl’s parents, d’Aubigny took the vows to enter the convent as a novice, then rescued her lover and set the convent on fire to cover their escape. Dang.
nothin much just broodin real hard on this nasty steering wheel
“boys will be bo-“
*punches you in the face*
bOYS WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS LIKE EVERYONE ELSE