Top 5 reasons not to shop at Abercrombie and Fitch

Abercrombie and Fitch is an overpriced clothing store catering to teens and young adults. This is why you should NOT shop there:

  • Usually, when you walk into the store, there is a young man with muscles standing at the door, usually shirtless. If there isn’t, there are always photos of men with unrealistic muscles, and unrealistically skinny and unproportional women on the walls. Not to mention, they are primarily white. This reinforces gender roles, and NEGATIVE body image!
  • Its overpriced! Some basic T-shirts there cost $40 and over! Why spend so much money on a label!?! I have bought similar T-shirts at the consignment store for about $7. Just saying.
  • In 2005, the store was sued for discrimination based on race. Most people who get hired at the store happen to be tan, blonde, and skinny. Coincidence? I think not. According to Jennifer Lu, “”It’s dominated by Caucasian, football-looking, blonde-hair, blue-eyed males; skinny, tall”. “You don’t see any African-Americans, Asian-Americans, and that’s the image that they’re portraying and that they’re looking for.”
  • Abercrombie was also sued for religious discrimination!According to Sarah Letter, a young muslim was told in an interview that she couldn’t work at the store because her head scarf (a hijab) didn’t follow the “dress policy”.
  • A young woman named Riam Dean sued the store for their discrimination against her disability. Although she did get a job there, she was hid in a storage room because her prosthetic arm didn’t “fit” the look. According to Riam, “I had been bullied out of my job,” she said. “It was the lowest point I had ever been in my life.”

I could go on, but you get my point. This store is discriminatory and awful! What do you think? Comment below and let me know!

Because looking like that is just so realistic? Ugh. (Photo from Google Images)

 

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The Westboro Baptist Church

I have heard SO many things about this church, and I just read an article about it that shocked me. Rush Limbaugh, an American radio talk show host, political commentator, and an opinion leader for American conservatives (according to wikipedia), is a part of this church. During one of his programs, he said, ”

“If you wear a dress that is strapless with a brassiere that isn’t, you might be a slut,” 

“If you are an anchor bimbo for Fox News and your name is Kelly or Julie, you might be a slut.”

“If you think it’s OK to have sex with men outside the marriage bed, you might be a slut,” the commercial continues. “And if you fornicate your brains out and you think the government ought to pay to kill your baby, well, sounds like a slut to me — and God hates sluts.”

So, what ever happened to “God is love?”. I have a problem with the previous statements for various reasons. Here are some of them.

  • For one thing, I don’t believe sluts exists. I believe people can be sexually liberated. People can have  a lot of sex, or show a lot of skin, but thats their own choice, and they don’t deserve to be labeled a “slut” for it. People can do whatever they want.
  • People should be able to dress however they are comfortable without being put down for it. Dressing is a personal matter and it is no one elses buisness.
  • Sex is also a personal matter. Whats wrong with having sex outside of the marriage bed? Just do what makes you happy, jeez.
  • So, if you get an abortion your a slut? Umm, how does that even make sense? For one thing, every person should have the right to make the decision they want to, it is not “murder” and for another thing, how does getting pregnant and than not being able to keep the child make someone a slut? It can happen to anyone.

This isn’t the only thing about Westbouro Baptist Church, check out these videos!

What do you think? Comment below and let me know!

 

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High, on Mountain Tops

This is the second submitted piece i have received. It is about a teen struggling with being gay, and I think it speaks to many youth in the LGBTQQA community.

High, on Mountain Tops

By: R.M, CA

That giggle feeling it’s back

but in black
its bitter
anger
I might as well carry a sign saying danger
I just might snap the next time i go back down.
all you people lost in your world down below
if you could only see it all from this high
through my eyes
we wine
all day long
we are left with a hangover
hung over our selfs
I included
no matter what i end up concluded
it all doesn’t matter
but we sink
sink again
and again
and forget
lost in regret
consent fret
in the city world we lost into the lights
like flies
if god is really there
he must look at us like disgusting bugs
wanting to step on us all one by one
after all what would it matter any way
what would you say?
nothing.
look how you spent your day
so die
all because your gay.
and let the murder be.

Photo Taken By: R.M (: