Mar 282012

I have always been a huge fan of the excellent work that Oxfam does, but what the heck is up with the recent sexist fundraising?  A few weeks ago we called out Oxfam for telling us to honor International Women’s Day by buying gravy boats, dresses and sewing supplies.

They responded with this:

No not intended.  These things never are.  But they are still offensive, regardless of the fabulous cause that is supported by the fundraising.

Today Oxfam tweeted this:

Seriously?  Aside from objectifying Ms. Moss, no offense but I’m quite happy looking just like myself, thank you very much.  The whole notion that people should buy things for a cause is revolting–why not just give money so that your donation goes for the work, not more stuff you don’t need, but this goes beyond that and is unacceptable.

It is time for Oxfam to review its fundraising and merchandising policy.

 March 28, 2012  Posted by on March 28, 2012

  One Response to “Oxfam Wants You To Buy Their Stuff So You Can Look Like Kate Moss”

  1. When organizations backed by good intent start to raise money by selling stuff to you and adopting the commercial attitude, I wish them well and look for another organization doing the same thing but not yet swallowed by commercialism. Oxfam has joined World Wildlife Federation and others who have chosen this road.

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