The Exhibitionism of Facebook

The Exhibitionism of Facebook

Has Facebook changed the way we present ourselves? We have become so concerned with creating an identity that is carefully controlled and manipulated, but is it really who we are?

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The Problem with #FitchTheHomeless Movement

The Problem with #FitchTheHomeless Movement

There has been a whole lot of uproar in response to the interview with Mike Jeffries, CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch, in which he admitted to not selling XL or XXL because he believed that certain people belong in his brand of clothing and certain people don’t. Essentially, Jeffries wants to create a brand that is epitomized through skinny women. This type of exclusionary discrimination in retail surely should not be tolerated; however, some of the responses to Jeffries’s statements also should not be tolerated.

One of the largest movements was the #FitchTheHomeless campaign, which encouraged people to donate their old Abercrombie and Fitch brand clothes to homeless people as a way to “rebrand” the retailer.

However, it is important to recognize the kind of message that this sends to homeless people. This article provides interesting insight into the other side of the campaign – the homeless people. Perhaps we should be more careful about dehumanizing a group of people like the homeless to seek social justice (while, in a way, we perpetuate it).