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Boycott against Target over raperooms having a marked effect May 2, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Domestic Church, family, General Catholic, Glory, Revolution, sanctity, scandals, sickness, Society.

I see and hear a lot of commentary that tends to pooh-pooh boycotts.  We’re told they never work, that you can’t get enough people to stick to them to have an impact on a company or organization for their bad behavior, that they’re just a waste of time, etc.

Well, in at least one case – Target’s opening up of its formerly women’s restrooms to mentally ill men (because, as studies show, 3/4 of those claiming to be transgender are men, and the percentage is climbing) – is having a marked backlash.  Their sales are down, the stock is down

Target’s stock price and its favorability among shoppers are crashing as the public rebukes the retail giant for ignoring their vigorous protest against mixed-sex changing rooms and bathrooms.

The company’s stock was two cents shy of $84 on April 19, when it revealed it would not allow shoppers to use single-sex bathrooms or changing rooms. Instead, all rooms were opened up to anyone claiming to be of either sex. As of 4.00 p.m. Friday, the stock had dropped almost $4.50, down to $79.50[Not sure if other factors may have contributed to this drop]

That’s a huge loss of 5 percent in stock value, costing shareholders roughly $2.5 billion in company value.

In between those two dates, more than one million people had signed a boycott petition sponsored by the American Family Association. Public opinion also shifted strongly in favor of single-sex bathrooms.

The damage to Target’s favorability is also being tracked by YouGov’s BrandIndex service.

By April 27, “The percentage of consumers who would consider buying items at Target the next time they want to go shopping at a department store dropped from 42% to 38% over the past two weeks,” YouGov reported April 29. That’s a 10 percent drop, likely fueled by social-media conversations via Facebook and various news sites. [Now this is almost certainly tied directly to Target’s radical stance]

About a million Americans have signed a petition asking Target to revoke their amoral, extremist policy. Will these very strong signs of condemnation convince Target to abandon their strident stand in favor of the tiniest fraction of the population?  Quite possibly not, Target has long been strong supporters of radical leftist agendas.

I’ve never been a particular fan of Target, myself, but where we live now its one of the few places available to shop at.  Not that I would go there regularly, but maybe 2-3 times a year.  No more.  I’m as out on them as I am on Home Depot.

If you’re boycotting Target, keep up the good work.  We never know how these things might play out.  A boycott may not convince Target to change its policy: but it might convince a dozen or more other companies contemplating following suit.  So, no, these efforts are never wasted.  Nothing that fights for God and His Law ever is.

Are you going to join Mormon Glenn Beck in his fast for ‘Murica?  That fast starts tonight.

Me, I’ll stick with the fasts God, and not man, has revealed through His Church.  If we had more people obeying those fasts and generally offering up proper penance, this nation would be healed and transformed in short order.



1. virtuouscitizenship - May 2, 2016

Target RIP. Let us see if money talks and baloney walks.Imagine all the Target shareholders who simply don’t care about this issue one way or the other -but they see their holdings diminishing in value daily – they are going to sel l and the stok will continue on a downward death spiral. Finally, Christians realize their power. Now if they would all just vote ,like this. the Democrat Party of Death would be history.

2. Magdalene P - May 2, 2016

I understand that Starbucks (no surprise, I never stop there) and other retailers are also looking to jump on the transgender bandwagon which puts women and girls in danger. Why aren’t the feminists up in arms about all this?

Tantumblogo - May 2, 2016

Because like muslims oppressing women, they perceive transgenders to be part of their coalition. Plus, many radical feminists are not just lesbian but also tend towards such extreme butchness they are practically living as trannies themselves.

It’s hypocritical as hell, but feminists always have been, so……..

Baseballmom - May 2, 2016

I go to Starbucks when I have gift cards… And anyone saying that Starbucks is considering the same thing is not being truthful. I have been in Starbucks all over the country, and every single restroom is “single use.” Some of them say Male/Female on the door and some say “Women” and “Men”. But all of them pose no risk to anyone. I am no Starbucks fan, and do not spend any money of my own there… But folks who are claiming this are not being truthful.

Tantumblogo - May 2, 2016

I don’t drink coffee save on rare occasions. I think I’ve been in a Starbucks twice, ever, and the last time was at least 10 years ago. So I have no idea.

Baseballmom - May 3, 2016

Wow. Really? You don’t drink coffee? Sipping my afternoon brew as I post… Just curious, does your dear spouse drink coffee? I have heard those “mixed marriages” are pretty challenging 😉

Tantumblogo - May 3, 2016

She does. She puts up with a great deal.

3. Daze Inde - May 2, 2016

Don’t forget to boycott PayPal and NFL and NBA leading the charge against NC’s HB2. I am dismayed it appears Remnant and One Peter Five are still using PayPal. Talk about putting your money where your mouth is! I am told PayPro is a good alternative to PayPal.

skeinster - May 3, 2016

See below re: OnePeterFive.
The change can’t happen instantaneously, it seems.

4. tg - May 3, 2016

I signed the petition. I’m glad it’s hurting Target financially. I rarely shop at there except at Christmas for toys since they have a good selection. I know they support deviancy so it makes it easier not to shop there. I quit going to Starbucks even though I do like that mocha ice coffee but it’s ridiculous to pay $5 for coffee. I also terminated my Pay Pal account. I only used it with one on-line merchant.

5. c matt - May 3, 2016

It is interesting to see what effect this will have. Whether or not Target changes its policy, if it takes a semi-permanent, significant financial hit, that will send a message to others.

Looking at the stock price data over the past year (comparing same date year-to-year) it is hard to tell if there has been an effect. Its stock had similar dips this same time last year. Comparing sales data over the next quarter (ending in June) will be interesting.

We used to spend a lot of money at Target over the years. Not any more.

Baseballmom - May 3, 2016

Good points. I began boycotting Target about two years ago when they pushed the sodomite coupling issue in their ads. I believe they had a “two dads” ad for Father’s Day or some such ugliness… So that, combined with their enormous security breach, could be part of the slide. Hope they keep sliding…

6. David - May 3, 2016


Several men I know including myself have been making an extra trip to Lowe’s instead of Home Depot. It’s worth driving a few extra miles.

Very rarely do I buy Starbucks coffee. The last few times at airports I have purchased either the coffee from the vending machine, the overpriced convenience store, or McDonalds. Well, I did get Dunkin Doughnuts coffee at O’ Hare.

7. skeinster - May 3, 2016

OnePeterFive is grappling with the PayPal supporting transgendered restroom issue. He made several good points about wny, at this time, he might not change. An interesting discussion.

I divide boycotts into, for lack of better terms, need vs. pleasure.

Pleasure would include things I like, but do not need, or can find another supplier/product for. In this list would be Starbucks, Coke, Barnes and Noble, Dr. Bronner, Home Depot, IKEA (sob!), Hallmark, Penney’s and of course, Target. Plus others, but you get the idea.

Need is different and may include something you cannot change, or can only change with great difficulty- like your insurance agencies, your pharmacy- again, insurance- or your bank. Or family dynamics may be an issue.

Asked a sound priest about this, and he said you do the very best you can do, but don’t make yourself, and others, crazy b/c that destroys your peace of heart.

Stupidest thing it’s hardest to give up? Campbell’s Soup.
I’ve used it constantly for cooking over the past forty years, and
cannot yet find a decent substitute. Oh, poor me…. : )

Tantumblogo - May 3, 2016

Cream and bacon grease. My wife couldn’t live without them.

Baseballmom - May 4, 2016

Smart woman your wife! And all that awesome fat makes for smart kids too… When my older boys (now 38, 35 and 33) were little the big push was “low fat or no fat” diets for toddlers… Didn’t make sense to me… I went bacon and cream all the way… Later on of course these same “experts” said “oops…. Fat is needed for brain development..”. Yeah…

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