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Thursday, December 02, 2004
HEY! HO! THESE BOOBS HAVE GOT TO GO!
According to KBOO News, this afternoon a handful of demonstrators stormed into the downtown Victoria's Secret. So were they there to try on a few things or to draw attention to the rampant publishing of the company's biweekly catalog? Hmmm...which could it be?
The protest ten minutes before security pushed them out. From there, they headed over to Lloyd Center but didn't make it past the front doors. Since some were dressed in sci-fi costumes and lingerie they probably weren't hard to miss. I went looking for pictures on Portland Indy Media but nothing has been posted.
The demonstrator's demands? That Victoria's Secret reduce its annual press run and begin using 50% recycled paper. Every year, the company publishes 24 editions and 390 million copies. For obvious reasons, their catalogs are among the most popular and widespread in the world. A quote from one of the protesters:
"They print millions of these things and they just get thrown away."
Well, probably less so than the Pottery Barn catalog or the Gap catalog or the Home Depot catalog or, well, a lot of company's catalogs. You see, the average Victoria's Secret one contains dozens of pictures of half-naked, oh, nevermind.