Sunday, 12 December 2010

Pro-Choice Boycott! -- CORRECTED

December 10, 2010. I fucked up. As Anonymous in the comments points out, I misread the LieShite article. Some of the companies listed are mentioned as being ADDED to or STILL on the fetus fetishists' boycott list and thus are our kind of people -- at least as far as reproductive choice goes.

To be clear, here are the companies that should be on a PRO-CHOICE boycott list:

Enterprise car rentals
Forbes magazine
Ing financial services
Toys R Us
Cisco Systems
Red Lion Hotels
Franchise Services
Rolex watch
Kenneth Cole
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare

I feel like a horse's ass and apologize to the companies I maligned. And I thank Anonymous for showing me my mistake.

By the way, the fetus fetishists who complile this list make people pay to receive it. Why?
LDI once offered The Boycott List without requesting a donation, but the policy changed when:
1) pro-Planned Parenthood people were urged to send for The Boycott List in an effort to bankrupt us--which they nearly did; and
2) we began to realize the enormous expense involved in obtaining the information needed to prepare The Boycott List.

Jeeze, people using economic tactics to express their displeasure? My, my.

Anyway, I'm letting the original post stand as a mea culpa and a reminder to self to READ.


You deal with any of these companies?

Enterprise car rentals

Forbes magazine


Toys “R” Us

Cisco Systems

Red Lion Hotels

Franchise Services

Rolex watch company

Kenneth Cole

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare.


Darden Restaurants, including Bahama Breeze, The Capital Grille, LongHorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Season 52.

Ignite Restaurants, including Brickhouse Tavern+Tap and Joe’s Crab Shack.

Hilton Worldwide, including Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inns/Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Hotels, and Homewood Suites.

Kohl’s department stores

Mrs. Fields cookies

Staples office supply stores

The Gap clothing stores

Freddie Mac (????)


Wells Fargo (including Wachovia)


Time Warner

Bank of America

Walt Disney

Johnson & Johnson

Lost Arrow (Patagonia, etc.)


Nationwide Insurance

A fetus fetishist outfit named Life Decisions International has taken them off their boycott list because they've promised not to donate to Planned Parenthood.

This is USian, of course, so some of those companies don't do business in Canada, but many do. Some, of course, have been on progressive people's boycott lists for years: Nike and Walt Disney come to mind.

Some, like Rolex and Kenneth Cole, I'll have no trouble avoiding.

And Red Lobster almost killed me once. Never been back.

I probably have bought J&J stuff, but now I won't.

But Staples???? I love Staples. I go into a trance in Staples.

Fuck. It's back to Grand and Toy, then.

One wonders of course how many of those companies have or would donate to Planned Parenthood. Or if it's just canny business not to piss off the fetus fetishists.

Oh. Wait. The campaign has had a MASSIVE effect on PP.
LDI estimates that the boycott has cost Planned Parenthood more than $40 million since the Corporate Funding Project (CFP) began nearly 18 years ago.

First, how the hell do they 'estimate' that?

Next, $40 mill over 18 years? That's $2.2 million a year. Spread over umpty-many PP clinics and projects? Not quite so MASSIVE that it can't be countered by a bunch of sane people.

As Tweeter LadyD224 says:
Antis conveniently posted list of companies that stopped donating to Planned Parenthood. Read it & boycott them!

When I get a few minutes, I'm going to write to Staples and J&J Canada to tell them why I won't be spending my dough with them.

ADDED: Here is Staples Canada email contact.

ADDED2: Here is Johnson & Johnson Canada's email contact. Didja know that J&J makes K-Y Jelly? Do the fetus fetishists know they are supporting the homosexual agenda?


Rob F said...

Now that the fetus fetishists are spending so much money at these companies now, they have nothing left to give to other anti-choice causes. Perhaps this is the reason why Lieshite is running out of money.

fern hill said...

Yeah, I saw at Blob Blogging Wingnut's place that Lieshite is begging again.

Must be all those Rolex watches fetus fetishists are spending their dough on. ;-)

sassy said...

Thanks for the list, won't be a difficult for me not to spend my $$ at any of the above.

I do however have a very old (60yrs+) Rolex (it was my late Father's) which I will continue to wear.

Beijing York said...

Johnson & Johnson's is probably the most difficult one to avoid. All the others are already on my stink list, not of interest or stuff I can't afford.

Anonymous said...

FYI, the LifeSite article you linked to closes with this paragraph: "Some of the companies that made a return appearance on the boycott list included The Gap clothing stores and Freddie Mac, the troubled government-sponsored mortgage firm. AlphaGraphics, Wells Fargo (including Wachovia), Nike, Time Warner, Bank of America, Walt Disney, Johnson & Johnson, Lost Arrow (Patagonia, etc.), Chevron, and Nationwide Insurance are among the other companies included in the boycott list again."

That means these companies should NOT be on the pro-choice boycott list. Should be one or the other. :)

Also, I was about to write to Staples, but I couldn't find any mention of them in the article. Any way to confirm before I fire off my angry email?

fern hill said...

Anonymous: Thank you so much for pointing out my stupidity. I've corrected the post. Staples should not be on the pro-choice boycott list. Now, I'm going to have to apologize for the shitty emails I sent to Staples and J&J.

deBeauxOs said...

Thanks for the correction, virtual roomie. I was surprised to see Disney on the original list that you posted, since for years it's been on the homophobes' boycott list. Those fundie Xtians who promote hate as a family value demand their followers boycott Disney because it's been providing same-sex spousal rights and benefits for its employees since the 1990s.

fern hill said...

Yes, I knew that about Disney. But I have trouble forgiving Uncle Walt for this.

Beijing York said...

I'm glad I'm a procrastinator because I was going to send a nasty e-mail to J&J.

fern hill said...

Thanks for the reminder, Beijing York. I just sent apologetic emails to Staples and J&J. I HATE having to apologize. But when ya gotta, ya gotta.

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