Saturday, March 1, 2008

David and Goliath, Inc. thinks rape is HILARIOUS.

On February 28, 2008, there was a post on Feministing about a shirt featured on the David and Goliath, Inc. website. The shirt contained the text "No Means No. Well Maybe If I'm Drunk" which tried to make rape into a joke. Jessica Valenti, Feministing's executive editor, listed a link at the end of the post, asking readers to lodge their complaints at the website. I did just that, and apparently, so did a lot of other people.

There was a follow up post today. Apparently, David and Goliath's web-designers decided to pull the "No Means No" shirt from their website. But that wasn't the end of it. On the page that once contained the information about the rape shirt, there is now a "Miss Bitch" shirt. And not only that. On the right hand side of the page, someone decided to pay tribute to those of us who helped get the rape shirt removed and put the words:

"Special 10% OFF code for all our friends @ www.feministing.com!

Just enter the discount code NOMEANSNO

GIRL POWER!"

This got under my skin because the website removed the rape-as-a-joke shirt, but replaced it with nastiness lodged at the website that started the campaign to get the shirt taken down. Sounds to me like they still find rape funny, and anyone who says otherwise is obviously a bitch.

Rape is never funny. Period. The end.
I will have nothing to do with that company ever again. Unless it's to complain some more.

Here's a link in case you want to do the same: Complain here.

EDIT: Apparently, David and Goliath designer, Todd Goldman, has been accused of a lot of plagiarism. And then he gets his lawyers to try to get people not to talk about it.

3 comments:

Colt said...

What happen to free speech? If every time some one thinks something is offensive and it gets taken down were would the world be? Not trying to put you down, just something to ponder.

Geoff said...

Hey, I have an idea... who cares. Just let it go in one ear and out the other.

Deb said...

Activism...providing a voice for people for people who may not otherwise be heard....so proud of you!!! Keep up the good work.