nothing pisses off a big-breasted woman more than being exploited just because she needs a little extra support:
The (UK’s) favourite department store chain, Marks & Spencer (M&S), has been forced into an embarrassing backdown over the price of bras amid outrage at the extra £2 ($4) it was charging for sizes DD and above.
Big-busted women all over the country accused the chain store, famous for its comfortable undergarments, of discrimination and effectively enforcing a “tax” on them simply because they needed a little extra coverage and support.
They argued that other clothing prices don’t change just because of a person’s size, so why should bras be any different.
But M&S, which sells about 20 million bras a year, insisted the extra cost was justified because it cost more to make larger size bras.
Their explanations didn’t wash with women, with more than 8000 signing up to support a Facebook campaign run by Busts 4 Justice, which branded the extra charge for bigger bras an “unfair tit-tax”.
National newspapers joined their cause, attacking M&S over its pricing policy and recruiting all sorts of voluptuous celebrities to comment on how unfair they thought it was.
The mass market Daily Mail began offering discount M&S vouchers so its readers wouldn’t have to fork out any extra for larger size bras.
The Sun tabloid, famous for its Page 3 topless models, also urged M&S: “Hands off our boobs”.
Finally after days of controversy – and bucketloads of negative publicity for M&S – the retailer’s dapper chief executive Sir Stuart Rose backed down and announced an end to the bigger bra cost with the simple admission: “We boobed.”
LOL. excellent. read the whole story at news.com.au
ah the power of the breast. you can’t beat that.