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Re: Victoria's Dirty Secret! - Saturday, Nov. 5th

< Victoria's Secret has done more to liberate women's sexuality than any of you!>

Do you really know enough about all the people who are protesting Victoria's Secret to know this? Many eco-activists, including myself, are also feminist activists. And although the original post is about boreal forests, not women's sexuality, I fail to see how self-objectification which plays into male fantasies of idealized Barbie doll women is liberating to women.

Sorry, but 10% is a tiny drop in the bucket considering the huge loss to boreal forests. When the trees are gone it will affect the life-support systems of the planet and every living thing on it. At that point, whether or not you want to work at Victoria's Secret or wear Victoria's SEcret undies will be moot.

How is protesting at the Capitola Mall "attacking" the consumer? I see it as informing the consumer. Perhaps there are consumers who don't know about the boreal forest issue who would rather support companies who aren't ravaging the planet?

By the way, there is a large scholarly body of research focusing on the links between the oppression of women and the destruction of the Earth. You might want to investigate it by doing a google search on "ecofeminism". Seriously, try being a little less reactive and a bit more curious about why anyone might say there are problems with Victoria's SEcret catalogues.

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