am carrying on a campaign against
Macy's Dept. Store and have
been since November of 1996.
I find their lingerie ads in
my local paper, the San Jose
Mercury News very, very offensive.
I am sure other women feel the
same way. The scantily clad
women in seductive, submissive
poses constitute sexual harassment.
For the 24 pictures displayed
since January 1, 1997, 2 have
been men advertising underwear.
All the rest were women.
I would like to take the campaign
two notches higher by either
creating a boycott, filing a
lawsuit against them, or waging
a huge letter writing, editorial
campaign to make them aware
of the damage they are doing
and change their lingerie ad
policy. Please give me your
ideas and suggestions. - Donna
you for your note and for organizing
on behalf of all women. Have
you seen Ms.
Magazine? The last page
is a section called "No Comment"
and is full of offensive and
degrading ads--these ads probably
make Macy's look innocent.
As for boycotts--I would contact
National Boycott News
based in Seattle, Washington
(6506 28th Avenue, NE, Seattle,
WA 98115). They have information
on how to organize boycotts
and what boycotts are going
on. Good luck---and thanks for
ensuring that we have realistic