at Chicago Union Station
So raise a glass to turnings of the season… (at Grant Park - Butler Field)
by a vote of 37-30, minnesota is now the 12th state to legalize gay marriage :)!! very proud of my state.
I measure distance in lines…
Came in under a 10-minute mile! :) #5K #raceforthecure (at Mall of America)
Yes, I did post the article despite its many flaws. It was certainly worth sharing and discussing. As I did not add my two cents then, here they are now:
1. This is nothing new. The quotes used were from 2006, yes, we know. But they went undiscussed because it was part of a larger controversy at the time, and it is never too late to call someone out for spewing bullshit. Especially when the company has not changed since then. That’s nothing new either. All you have to do is stand in front of a store to see exactly how vapid a crowd they are catering to. But, see above. Better late than never.
2. “Why do people care about Abercrombie excluding fat people when plus size stores exclude thin people?” Bitch, don’t even. I spent almost ten years at size 16/18. Now as a size 6/8, I am continually shocked and saddened at the glaring discrepancy between the shopping experience of plus vs. average. Do not tell me that sticking a token Lane Bryant at the end of a row of Hollisters is size equality. Do not tell me that plus size clothing is made to glorify the body rather than hide our “shameful” fatness. Do not tell me that it’s easy to find cute stuff like bustiers and bralets and body con skirts or anything else quality and fashionable in a size XXL, much less for a price that isn’t ingratiatingly, condescendingly high. And do not DARE look me in the eye and say that fat people are treated as anything but second-class citizens in the world of fashion and marketing. THAT is why people care.
3. Please stop discussing Mike Jeffries’ face. We all know it’s hideous. He looks like a half-sentient cave mushroom, I get it. But you can’t talk shit on a man for his appearance right after he talked shit on a whole demographic for THEIR appearance and expect to command any validity. He’s ugly, and he sucks, but his ugliness is not what makes him suck. His morals are enough to prove that. So give it a rest.
4. Does anyone past age 15 even wear Abercrombie? Is Jeffries living under a rock?
Here is Travis Stever, lead guitarist of Coheed and Cambria, doing CrossFit. Dude’s a beast. I’m so fucking motivated right now.