Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Put your money where your values are

I'm on many email mailing lists - mainly to get the great coupons and free samples that companies send out by the gigabite-load. This morning, in my email box, I was excited when I saw "Ben and Jerry's Chunkmail" which was (I thought) promising a new flavor. Only on my first cup of coffee, I didn't put the signifigance of "Hubby Hubby" together with "Vermont" and get what it really was until I read the following (copied direct from my email):

In partnership with Freedom to Marry we are gathered here to celebrate
Vermont and all the other great states where loving couples of all kinds
are free to marry legally. We have ceremoniously dubbed
our iconic flavor, Chubby Hubby to Hubby Hubby in support,
and to raise awareness of the importance of marriage equality.
In reply, I "ceremoniously" informed the company that I will no longer support their mission(s) by no longer being a consumer of their product. I also advised them that I will let all of my friends know that I am chosing to stand by the values that I hold dear, namely, a stand against immorality.
When I drop 20 lbs over the course of the next month, you'll know that its because I've laid off the Mission to Marizpan and Cherry Garcia.....
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1 comment:

  1. Hey! I need to stop by more often! We have the same colorscheme, hehe. Great minds and all. I usually just read your posts in my email, but this is much prettier. I forwarded this info out to just about everyone I know. Thanks!


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