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Bikini coffee shop sparks boycott in Colo.

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posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 01:05 PM
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AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver city councilwoman is urging people to boycott businesses near a coffee shop that sends bikini-clad women onto nearby city streets to advertise.

Councilwoman Molly Markert sent a letter of complaint, signed by about 30 Aurora residents, to the manager of the property where Perky Cups operates.


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Just when business is beginning to pick up in America after a long slump, these socialist, commies come out of the woodwork trying to stiffel the entreprenurial spirit of these fine Americans just trying to put food on the table for their babies.

I say strike a blow for freedom! Patronize any and all businesses that promote their sales with bikini-clad women. It's the American way! "Hooters" yeeehaaawww

Mark my words, if these commies, socialist get their way, soon we will have to put underwear on our dogs.

[edit on 6-6-2010 by whaaa]




posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 12:01 AM
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This is one of those issues that I can see the pros and cons on.

I am not a prude nor am I a fem-Nazi but often I find myself annoyed at these forms of exploitation. But I wouldn't vote to have it banned either.

Maybe they can make it equal by getting some hot guys to advertise as well. If one gender is going to be used as a sex object then why not both!



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 08:48 AM
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Thanks for the feedback SO.....I thought this thread had fallen into the Breaking General News black hole of death.

I don't know that using sex to sell products is exploitation. It's just the most obvious marketing strategy known to man, a trite gimmick and not in the least creative.

Still, very effective.

My point was the attempt at censorship of the way an entrepreneur was trying to foster business. His business is nobody elses business unless he breaks the law.

But to your point SO. I most likely wouldn't patronize a place that used muscle boys to promote, but my GF said she would. Toss up as to effectiveness.

My favorite marketing strategy is to have a middle aged, portly, balding man scream at me and call me a fool for not buying his stuff.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 09:04 AM
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This story kinda reminds me of this picture:



If the women are happy to do it, I really don't see the problem.



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 11:45 AM
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Not only ugly people complain about sexism..sheesh!

I don't know if I necessarily would call it sexism either. But I do feel that with things like this we are teaching our daughters that this is what you absolutely have to look like to be "pretty".

And whaaa, of course you wouldn't patronize a shop that used hot guys to sell stuff, but many ladies would! I would love some hot beefcake pouring my coffee!



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa

Mark my words, if these commies, socialist get their way, soon we will have to put underwear on our dogs.


HEY! I'm a socialist, and I can hereby inform you that despite all our sinister plans to change the world, we have little or no interest in whether your dogs parade around stark naked or wear underwear!

(Note to self: They are on to us, so strike that thing about the dogs and knickers on the evil to do list.)



posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 04:45 PM
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I can understand why they would only use "good looking" women for their ad campaigns.

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After all, how effective would this be today?



posted on Jun, 8 2010 @ 12:13 AM
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What part of free enterprise and capitalism requires folks to shop somewhere?

Granted, our economy is struggling right now, but that doesn't mean a free enterprise society must patronize every business establishment. Say a restaurant opens that requires you to wear a T-Shirt saying, "George Bush should be president again". Would you be shocked if Democrats refused to go to it? What about one where every employee wore a pin saying, "I aborted my baby, and you should, too!" Would you find fault in those who are pro-life not going to eat there? What about a Nazi bar, where every drink was in a glass with a swastika, every meal made of pork, and pictures of Auschwitz adorn the walls with captions saying, "Soon"?

There is nothing wrong with this boycott, in my opinion. It's being boycotted by folks who think what they're doing is wrong. At least as of today, our government isn't requiring us to shop at certain places and have certain moral stances. Let us hope they never do!




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