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"Boys Are Stupid" - Round 5 success
« on: Feb 13, 2004, 08:54:03 AM »
Tom Patterson, Dillard’s Vice President Director of Stores, sent out letters on February 9 stating:

"Thank you for advising us about the T-shirts. We have instructed our stores to remove them from the sales floor. The shirts will no longer be offered for sale."

Dillard's carried T-shirts which say "Boys are Stupid--Throw Rocks at Them." They have 338 stores in 29 states and have annual revenues exceeding $8.3 billion. Since our campaign began on December 14, "Boys are Stupid" products have been knocked out of 3,345 retail outlets. Thanks to all of you who have made calls and written letters. Below are some of the articles which have been written about our campaign, including several new ones:

[A HREF=http://www.glennsacks.com/why_i_launched.htm]Why I Launched the Campaign Against 'Boys are Stupid' Products[/A] (Los Angeles Daily News, 2/4/04).

[A HREF=http://msnbc.msn.com/id/4099643/]Retailers pull 'Boys Are Stupid' products[/A], (Associated Press, appeared in over 300 newspapers and news outlets).

[A HREF=http://www.bozemanchronicle.com/articles/2004/02/07/features/lifestyles/karinbzlife.prt]Hateful words still hurt, even if they're just on a T-shirt[/A] (Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 2/9/04)

[A HREF=http://www.nj.com/living/ledger/index.ssf?/base/living-2/1076222158254161.xml]In defense of boys [/A](Newark Star-Ledger, 2/8/04)

[A HREF=http://www.canada.com/edmonton/edmontonjournal/story.asp?id=029B0329-F44F-4591-838C-E63395F68641]Suddenly, boy-bashing is all the rage for teenage girls[/A] (Edmonton Journal, 2/6/04)

[A HREF=http://www.reddeeradvocate.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=107&cat=48&id=185312&more=]Sauce for the goose [/A](Red Deer Advocate, 2/6/04)

[A HREF=http://www.canada.com/calgary/calgaryherald/story.asp?id=6998098B-7ADC-4CC3-9D78-68A6283B91E1]Boy bashing 101[/A] (Calgary Herald, 2/6/04)

[A HREF=http://starbulletin.com/2004/01/30/business/engle.html]Goldman-Sacks controversy rocks David &Goliath Inc.[/A] (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1/30/04)

[A HREF=http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/text/2001849413_shirts030.html]Never underestimate customer's 'bad' taste[/A] (Seattle Times, 2/3/04)

[A HREF=http://www.cumberlink.com/articles/2004/02/01/editorial/editorial/daily02.txt]Don't encourage hurtful T-shirts[/A] (The Sentinel, 2/1/04)

[A HREF=http://www.post-gazette.com/columnists/20040131roddysatcolp1.asp]Boys can't take a joke, throw rocks at them[/A], (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/31/04)

[A HREF=http://www.amarillonet.com/stories/020204/opi_monbrief.shtml]Stupid is as stupid does [/A](Amarillo Globe News, 2/2/04)

[A HREF=http://www.stater.kent.edu/stories_old/04spring/2204/maleseditorial.ASP]Young males are victimized by fashion [/A](Daily Kent Stater, 2/2/04)

[A HREF=http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=17734]Battle of the Sexes[/A] (AlterNet, 2/3/04)

[A HREF=http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200%7E20954%7E1923850,00.html]Valley man gets stores to pull 'Boys are stupid' logo items[/A] (Los Angeles Daily News, 1/30/04)


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« Reply #2 on: Feb 14, 2004, 10:53:14 AM »
I read the story from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin(1/30/04), and have to wonder if business for David and Goliath is as great as Goldman claims it is.

Mr. Goldman has a nasty attitude.  It would be nice for him to learn a little humility.


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Spencers is carrying them too .... more
« Reply #3 on: Feb 15, 2004, 07:56:57 PM »
my son called me a couple days ago to tell me that he saw the shirts and books at spencers gifts in green bay, wi


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RE: Spencers is carrying them too .... more
« Reply #4 on: Feb 16, 2004, 03:56:07 PM »
Really.  I guess I should force myself to go to the mall and check it out.  I haven't been to the mall in 2 years.  

If you've ever seen Spencer's merchandise, you'd probably know that asking them to remove the shirts etc, would probably be fruitless.  For all I know they're still selling those "Fat Bridget" calendars.  Brrrrrrr!


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