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Radical feminist collective pranks Victoria Secret

Catchfire
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Joined: Apr 16 2003

 

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Last week, the internet was shocked and pleased to learn that Victoria’s Secret had launched a new line of consent-themed underwear. Instead of a thong reading “SURE THING,” these panties said things like “NO MEANS NO” and “ASK FIRST.” Even more exciting, they were modeled by a beaming curvy woman of color. “I’m the first person to go on a tirade about how much I hate VS, but this is awesome,” wrote one blogger — a sentiment that echoed throughout the Tumblr/Facebook/Twitter-sphere. Pretty shortly, though, the campaign was revealed as a sophisticated hoax perpetrated by a group ofradical Baltimore feminists. BFB asked Baltimore residents Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle about their intentions, future plans — and the angry reaction from Victoria’s Secret


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Sven
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Joined: Jul 22 2005
I sure hope no one commits suicide over this prank...

lagatta
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Joined: Apr 17 2002

Oh, perhaps a Victoria's secret lingerie designer will, as they wouldn't be caught dead making panties in a size that would fit the booty of this lovely lass. 

There are some cultures where a bum like hers is considered the summum of female beauty. 


Michelle
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Joined: May 10 2001

No wonder Victoria's Secret was pissed off about it.  Someone actually put a black woman on their website!

Seriously, check their website out (I won't link to it - you can all use Google) and play "find the woman of colour".  There's only two that I could find on the website out of at least 50 pictures of women wearing clothing!  Most of the others were blond and light brunette white women.  One was on the "sport" clothing section, and another was in a tiny picture on one of the pages below the "fold", and she only came up because the picture changed between two pics.


kropotkin1951
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Joined: Jun 6 2002

As Mrs.Kropotkin just said, "Isn't Victoria's Secret a man's store?"


Boom Boom
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Joined: Dec 29 2004

I hate Victoria's.  Years ago, when a gf and I were shopping in Orlando, Florida, she insisted on dragging me with her into VS, where of course I got all flustered. Embarassed 

Had a good laugh, though, because someone shoplifted while we were there and the alarm bells went off - apparently all VS stuff is tagged somehow, and has to be de-activated at the cashier. No one chased after the culprit - not worth the bother is my guess.


Rebecca West
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Joined: Nov 28 2001

Sven wrote:
I sure hope no one commits suicide over this prank...

Not funny Sven. Not now. Not a year from now.


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