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GAP Boycott?

(48 Posts)
diotima Mon 03-Oct-11 06:41:20

GAP are running a promotional campaign called "Mondays are for Mums". I think this stinks and reinforces a very negative message about gender roles that no parent should wish to be associated with. What are dads supposed to make of "Mondays are for Mums"? I'm not sure how GAP could put it in clearer terms and I think it stinks. How about a consumer campaign in solidarity with dads and in solidarity with mums who want to be supported in the notion that it's okay for dad to do the shopping.

126juju Fri 23-Mar-12 12:26:10

Hi - my first posting - not sure exactly how or where to do it! Anyway, I had almost completely forgotten about he lovely Peter Doherty until I saw his pasty face plastered on a bus recently advertising his new collection for The Kooples. Are they joking?! While their previous ad campaigns are painfully 'too cool for school' choosing a drug addicted, convicted fellon, lowlife as its poster boy is taking it a bit too far! Regardless of his supposed 'talent' I cannot fathom why the French revere him. I have teenage children. How can I explain this to them? Just seeing a picture of Pete, excuse me, Peter, makes me want to crawl out of my skin, never mind don a 'veste' inspired by him. Can we boycott The Kooples? Or at least tell their customers to ask for a divorce!

GypsyMoth Mon 03-Oct-11 13:24:00

I haven't been to gap in a while, this thread has only served to make me wonder whats in their new winter collection!!! I'm thinking of shopping in there now op!!

CointreauVersial Mon 03-Oct-11 13:21:55

Agree, it is a bit trite, but hardly worthy of a "campaign".

<sneaks in behind Rhino in the queue outside local Gap store>

RhinoKey Mon 03-Oct-11 13:14:16

I dont see the problem.
I also dont see why you are getting so worked up about it when there are so many other more important thing you could be getting in a tizz about.

<makes a note in the diary to visit GAP next Monday>

Summerbird73 Mon 03-Oct-11 13:01:14

AmazingBouncingFerret grin your post made me choke on my lunch.

<wipes tears of laughter from eyes>

Honeydragon Mon 03-Oct-11 12:55:43

have you actually contacted them to say you find it offensive?

EmilyMurphyLegallyAPerson Mon 03-Oct-11 12:43:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GypsyMoth Mon 03-Oct-11 12:35:35

So how many people have joined your 'campaign'?

And what have you actually done about it so far?

Sevenfold Mon 03-Oct-11 12:31:29

well said Riven

diotima Mon 03-Oct-11 11:43:40

It's not that they're giving special privileges to mums - I'm sure dads are not excluded from attending on Mondays and claiming the discount - it's just that if they attend they will know they do so as proxy-mums. Is that what they are if they shop for their kids? Can't dads do this as dads?

I'm not looking for a reason to be offended. I think gender stereotyping is offensive and constraining. The entire of Mumsnet is jam-packed with complaints and campaigns about it and every opponent says 'what's the big deal', 'anyone with the ability to think critically, etc', 'you're over-estimating the importance', etc, etc. Isn't that so?

Tota1Xaos Mon 03-Oct-11 11:41:43

applauds Riven. surely the MN collective has more pressing social issues it could look at hmm

5inthebed Mon 03-Oct-11 10:42:59

I cant see the issue tbh. I love Mondays, it is my day off. I rarely do any housework on a Monday and my sister and I usually do go for a bit of shopping and maybe do lunch.

Were you also offended at the Pizza Hut advert a few years ago where the mums all celebrated the kids returning to school by going there. There were no dads in that edvert either.

GypsyMoth Mon 03-Oct-11 10:39:45

Riven, yes, the op feels this is worth campaigning about!! I wonder what kind of bubble she lives in!

Riveninabingle Mon 03-Oct-11 10:12:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ThePosieParker Mon 03-Oct-11 10:09:55

And I have to add that Monday is a Mum's day for many Mums or should we ignore the fact that women are more likely to do most of the housework and childcare over a weekend?

Sevenfold Mon 03-Oct-11 09:48:42

omg
is this all people have to worry about

Quintessentialist Mon 03-Oct-11 09:46:54

eh?

Mondays IS for mums. I love mondays! I love the weekend, and I love mondays! Because on monday, I am really tired after a busy weekend, and to think that it was mums day every monday to chill, relax and have ME time, thats perfect. It might even mean a browse in Gap, but that is by the by.

It is up to me thouhg. And I doubt my husband would even notice the campaign, and if he did, he would not automatically assume that it is MY duty to go shop in Gap....

CauldronsTrulyReign Mon 03-Oct-11 09:44:34

wink

Bramshott Mon 03-Oct-11 09:43:31

Oh, I thought this was a child labour thread . . .

Mondays are for mums eh? So? If you dont like it, dont participate.

As an aside how do you prove you are a mum? Do you have to show your stretchmarks or squirt them with breastmilk?

Tee2072 Mon 03-Oct-11 09:41:03

SIOB. tee? Did you, Cauldron, just call me tee?!?

::faints::

startail Mon 03-Oct-11 09:40:04

Yes sorry folks, tis Monday DC are at school I'm drinking coffee and MN. Dishwasher is running will start on other jobs later.
Have certainly been known to sneak to the shops on Monday to unwind. I'm sure Mums who work part time do to.
Gap encouraging trade on a quiet day, why not get ye of your high horse before ye falls off!

NinjaSlipper Mon 03-Oct-11 09:28:34

Fucking hell, of all the truely awful things going on in the world you would really waste your time on this??

'Mondays are for mums?'

Yea, thats awful that is.

What bastards Gap are.

DARING to give us mums 10% off on a monday.

Sickos.

hmm

GypsyMoth Mon 03-Oct-11 09:25:04

Were you expecting us all to jump on your bandwagon op?

For this to make national news or something? ( MN is good at that)

It seems like you are clutching at straws and trying to make it a BIG deal, it's a non issue really.

CauldronsTrulyReign Mon 03-Oct-11 09:24:14

::agrees with tee::

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