As you may have seen, tankini purveyor Lands’ End recently ran an interview with feminist icon Gloria Steinem in their catalog and on their website. (Hey, even feminist icons like comfy pants.) Then, after receiving a bunch of flak from… honestly, I’m not really sure… anti-feminists? time-travelers from the 1960s?… Lands’ End took the interview down and apologized for ever running it. AS IF CHATTING WITH A HUMAN LEGEND LIKE GLORIA STEINEM IS SOMETHING TO APOLOGIZE FOR. You can read all about it on Jezebel, which did a great recap of the situation.
What the actual hell, Lands’ End? Also, what the actual hell, people who picked up a phone to complain about seeing the face of an equal rights pioneer on the page opposite your favorite mock turtleneck? Who are these people?
This is what I wish Lands’ End had said instead when they started receiving irate telegrams and such from what I can only assume were grouchy old men who live in underground bunkers. I posted this last night on Facebook:
Anyway, I’m burning all my chinos.