We hope that yesterday you were aware of International Women’s Day! It’s a day where we all should celebrate women together, and specifically in the workplace.
The origin of this holiday, according to google, is in New York City on March 8, 1857, when female textile workers marched in protest of unfair working conditions and unequal rights for women.
These women were asking for shorter working hours in their oppressive factories and decent wages. Seems like something we can all reflect back on and celebrate. After all, aren’t things so.much.better now?
Enter Corporate America 166 years later.
In case you haven’t seen it, Hershey’s has caused a gooey mess on the internet with this video featuring Fae Johnstone, a 27 year-old a transgender woman and self-declared ‘2SLGBTQIA+ advocate’ as the main voice among its campaign ambassadors.
Note the gross ‘company pandering to your social values so you’ll buy the product’ moment where Fae is holding up a Hershey bar rebranded “HER SHE”...because nothing screams support for International Women’s Day like allowing a man to be the feature of your video for, you guessed it, a Holiday celebrating women’s achievements in the workplace.
Now, before you think this newsletter is all bad news, kudos to Daily Wire Co-Founder Jeremy Boring for responding on cue.
Now available at http://www.ihatehersheys.com (no, really!), you can buy Jeremy’s Chocolate. Perfect for people who “are tired of giving your money to woke corporations that hate you”.
Oh, and Happy International Women’s Day!