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Sunday, November 06, 2005 

Girls Who Get It


I am glad to see that there are still some girls out there in the up and coming generation who get it. I know of many who don't. And these girls don't just get it for themselves, they are calling others to get it as well. And in doing so they are taking on one of the biggest purveyors of scandelous clothing for the "way-too-young" -- Abercrombie & Fitch. A&F has thrived on its controversial image and, in the article about the girls mentioned above who are proposing a "girlcott" on all things A&F, a couple of marketing gurus claim that in the end A&F will benefit from all the free advertising, just as they did when they put naked men and women in a 2003 catalog.

While boycotts rarely work and I don't often support them, especially an open-ended one like this appears to be, I appreciate these girls for trying to get a message out regarding an organization that preys on girls who think very little about the implications of wearing shirts with slogans like "Who Needs Brains When You Have These?" Society will continue to crumble into a mess of sexual inebriation unless men AND women stand up against organizations that build a culture of sexual delusion. Here are a few resources that you might want to read regarding A&F, girls, and the sexual culture:

The Allegheny County Girls as Grantmakers Girlcott Site
Kevin McCullough on A&F
Concerned Women For America on A&F
Boundless Webzine on A&F
Dr. R. Albert Mohler on A&F
No Kid Thongs! Petition Against A&F
American Decency Association Boycott Campaign

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