A ministry colleague emailed me and told me that Sojourners had online petition encouraging Limited Brands to stop targeting young women in their marketing campaign; they cited one of the many article written about my letter in their petition information. I was honored that they asked me to write a piece about my experiences and thought process behind writing the letter to Victoria’s Secret.
Sojourners has been petitioning Victoria’s Secret to stop objectifying young girls; they have had about 10,000 people sign their online petition. When some one signs it an email is send to Limited Brands. According to a follow up piece on Sojo.net (see below), Victoria’s Secret has given them the same standard answers. Catherine Woodiwiss, the author and Associate Web Editor of Sojourners, writes
This statement about “Bright Young Things” — what Sojourners has always made clear was a campaign, not a line — does not address Sojourners’ central concerns over reinforcing confusion about the value of young women, to young women. Over the action alert’s charges that oversexed objectification contributes to a culture of abuse, rape, and distorted worth, Victoria’s Secret gave no comment.
Please read the articles below and consider signing the petition.
Thanks for reading and supporting me.
My article Link on sojo.net
Consider signing the petition to tell Victoria’s Secret to stop objectifying teen girls.