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Barneys takes powerful stance on female equality, empowerment

February 8, 2017

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Department store chain Barneys New York is calling on the likes of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dame Helen Mirren and Gloria Steinem to celebrate female empowerment at a time when women’s issues are a point of social and political contention.

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  1. I am a Progressive Feminist and also a fashion professional and I must say that I find Barney’s political window to be distasteful. Fashion & beauty & the arts as well as religious people should remain above the ugly crass vulgarity of common politics. This is not appropriate for store windows and it clearly is no way to promote & sell over priced clothes. Fashion stores & magazines do not have political credibility nor do their customers/subscribers want that sort of content…..why not just focus on selling great fashion and give people a break from all the raw politics we have suffered for the past 2 years. Do your job…which is not political commentating. I find this all rather exploitative on the part of Barney’s, and I think it’s wrong to involve minor aged female students in this effort…….let the students get display experience but why politicize it? The election is long over and we need to do more then complain and say no…what are your alternatives? Where are the ideas and passion? No does not stand for anything, it is just against….No is meaningless at this point. Also to use women who are not American citizens (the wonderful actress Helen Mirrin) as well as minors seems meaningless. I don’t go to the UK to speak up about Brexit and I don’t appreciate foreign nationals horning in on American politics. They have no say. As far as using Gloria Steinham who during the election primaries insulted younger women for their choice i.e. Bernie Sanders…well she lost me (a long time supporter) when she said they were chasing boys…how very insulting and how wrong to make a comment like that. As for Hillary Clinton, she lost, she is no longer relevant and she should show some grace & dignity by stepping off the stage and enjoying her happy marriage in the suburbs..