BOYCOTT MALE-BASHING CAPITAL ONE CREDIT Company.!!
Spread the word! And give certain people a piece of your mind!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "George Rolph"
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Subject: Boycott Warning
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2007 13:17:41 +0100
Dear Mr Basini and Ms Donnison.
As you will see from our previous correspondence the men's movement made a clear and unequivocal call to your company (Capital One Credit) to remove your offensive and divisive advertisement from our TV's. We warned that if you did not do so, we would call for an International boycott of your product. It is with great sadness that we see you have not taken our warning seriously and have decided to continue to promote the hatred and ridicule of men in your Ad.
We are now giving you fair warning that a call will be issued to ask our members world wide to condemn your company and remove support from it by their friends, families and colleagues.
Please see a copy of our previous request you below.
I read your reply with great interest and note your comments. However, I would like to point out that in the 1960's when discrimination was so prevalent against women, you would have got identical comments from a focus group panel concerning advertisements that were demeaning to women and being made then. The fact that the panel then would have seen such Ad's as "harmless bits of fun" make us shudder today, as they rightly should. The real question that needs to be asked by yourselves at Capital One is, "Are we, as a company, progressive and forward thinking enough to outlaw this now, so that history will not judge us as being Misandrist fools, but instead, see us as leaders in the fight against ALL discrimination?" (Misandry. Hatred of men)
I wrote to you after receiving a large number of complaints about your Ad' from our members. I have since canvassed opinion from many others and the unanimous feeling is, that if Capital One refuses to pull this Ad and change their policy towards men, then action should be taken. This action will include video evidence being sent around the world to press outlets in every major country on earth. In case you have any doubts about this I would suggest you look at the video already produced on the subject of Violent Women and released world wide and which is featuring on many web sites and being distributed locally around the world by leaving it on buses, trains, in libraries etc. The days of men sitting back and quietly accepting these insults are over. You can find the video in question at the link below.
What the law allows you to get away with as a company is not the real issue. The issue at hand is that your company have portrayed men as fools, being dragged along the ground, desperately clinging to a women's leg, before being dumped into the trash with the derogatory comment from the woman, "I've lost interest." The effect of this is spread anti male hatred and disdain. Boys watching this Ad will be disturbed to think that they are seen as worthless, just by virtue of being male. Try reversing the genders in your Ad and see if you can get away with it!
We are not prepared to sit by and let this kind of thing be taught to our sons and daughters any more and action WILL be taken as a protest all over the world. We therefore urge you to rethink your policy and adopt a more enlightened attitude than your current one which is, that you found it "funny." I would also consider, if I were in your place, warning the company that made the Ad, that men around the world are getting a very, very tired of being constantly put down as fools worthy of this kind of ridicule.
I thank you for your time and look forward to your reply with interest.
This mail has been BCC'd to contacts around the world calling for a boycott of Capital One credit cards.
I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none.
Macbeth from Macbeth Act I Scene 7