“Voting”: Two Small Rants Re: Bloglines and Hardee’s

April 20, 2009 at 1:50 pm 3 comments

I officially moved to GoogleReader today, for matters of personal “taste”.  The ads on Bloglines, I could not handle. I gave them a week, in all fairness.  Any advertising that uses the female body, or bodies in general for advertising (other than simple modeling of clothing), generally gets a boycott from me these days.

I’m sure I’m full of inconsistencies, but ya gotta start somewhere. For failing to start, we have let huge corporations decide the moral fabric of our country, one business at a time.  We need to live our faith, and we need to voice the truth, and we need to vote with our dollars.

As a note, Hardee’s is on my most recent boycott list.   I’ve not seen this addressed anywhere yet, so I’ll voice it here, though I usually refrain here.  Their ads during sporting events showing women eating their food in a very distasteful way at some attempt to be provocative while doing so…a “no vote” from our household.

I’ve written them also about these ads in the past, for a while, they got better, now they are back to the same tactics focusing only on the male market.  I’m not sure what they are thinking.

In response, I recieve a very ungracious and prideful letter from the owner-manager, something or other.

Folks, you have one life to live, vote.  Some things just aren’t right.  You can’t boycott everything, but you can some things.  Pick your battles, and try as long as you can.  To be rude is wrong, to be known as against everything and to be a complainer is wrong, but to vote is not wrong.  To express your concern is not wrong, in the proper tone.  And, when words fail, keep voting with your cash.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cindy  |  April 20, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    I boycotted Hardees long before this particular ad came out. I absolutely REFUSE to eat from there!

  • 2. Kim  |  April 20, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Just so you know, the ads aren’t just during sporting events.

    Hardee’s…GIVE US A BREAK!!!! No one eats a hamburger like that!!!!! Also…no one eats a hamburger that messy, dressed like that!!!!!

  • 3. Stacey  |  April 20, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    I haven’t seen those particular commercials, but I’ve not returned (except for a strawberry ice cream cone for a little one who just had her shots and wanted strawberry and fell asleep before she ate it!) since I received a burger that was pink and mushy in the middle. SOOOOO gross!!

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