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Do you really want a Gender Neutral world?

Target has changed its signage to reflect this brand new world. Toys will no longer be separated by gender. No boy toys or girl toys now it will just be toys. What’s next clothes? No more blue or pink just yellow. What is wrong with gender specific? Share your thoughts.

Target’s latest stunt: Lily Pulitzer for Target (limited collection…severely limited)

I fell for the okie doke this morning. I arrived at my local Target at 8AM only to see a line of people on the side of the building waiting to get inside and get their hands on the Lily Pulitzer goodies. They touted fashion and home items. By the time I entered the racks were virtually empty and by the time I left they were. The website crashed and this afternoon Target announced there will be no more Pulitzer for sale this season. So who won? Target did. Sold everything before 9AM. Who lost anyone looking for merchandise this PM. Who won’t be fooled again? Me. Next time they offer designer fashion I will sleep in because I will not fall the the Target okie doke again.

Should Target apologize for the Annie collection?

I wrote about the faux outrage regarding the Target Annie collection. A petition has been launched on Change.org demanding that Target apologize to the young black actress, Quvenzhane Wallis. Why? This is looking for a reason to be outraged. Target is selling clothing. People we have got to learn that everything is not an act of racism. Let’s leave the manufactured outrage in 2014. Our country is not perfect and there are plenty of real issues that are worthy of our anger and our outrage, but this is not one of them. I read an article today in which it said a Target rep is going to reach out to Wallis. This is a mistake. By reaching out to her they are tacitly claiming guilt and there is not guilt here.

My Target Gift Bag Experience

Today 11/28/11 I received a surprise in the mail. A cosmetic bag filled with goodies, and also a booklet with coupons for other products. So I look at the coupons and they expired 11/15/11. Two weeks ago. So I went on the website and there was no area for this issue. So I attempted to call the 1 800 number and I was trapped in a telphone maze with one prompt after another and not a human voice to be heard. So I thank them for the gift, but I still wish I had the coupons.

What is Michelle Obama doing in a Target?

Today the first lady shopped at the Target in Alexandria, Virginia. CBS News said that she spent 30 minutes in the store and no one recognized her but the cashier, but how did the Associated Press get this photo? An AP photographer just happened to be there? “It is not uncommon for the first lady to slip out to run an errand, eat at a local restaurant or otherwise enjoy the city outside the White House gates,” said Kristina Schake, communications director for the first lady. It’s unclear how the photo came about; her office said the photographer, Charles Dharapak, “caught her” at the store.* Really.
*LA Times

MSNBC Refuses to run a Target Attack Ad

MSNBC has refused to run an attack ad created by Moveon.org. Target has come under fire for a contribution made to a Rebulcian Minnesota politician who does not support same sex marriage.  Target is a client of MSNBC so it is no small wonder why they will not run the ad. “According to MSNBC and GE it is alright for corporations, like Target, to attack candidates and buy elections, but it is not OK for citizen organizations, like MoveOn, to fight back,” said Justin Ruben, executive director of MoveOn.org, in a statement.” He added, “Target Corporation decided to use the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision to try to buy the Minnesota Governor’s election and now GE and MSNBC are protecting them from deserved consumer backlash.” The MSNBC decision is not philosophical it is strictly business.