ThinkGeek Apologizes And Pulls Ladies’ Apparel Ad That SJWs Labeled As ‘Cissexist’
ThinkGeek SJws

Making ads aimed at the ladies is now… ehh… sexist? Exclusionary? Transphobic? How about all of the above? Online retailer for all thinks nerd, ThinkGeek.com, recently had a ill-fated run-in with Social Justice Warriors after posting up a ladies’ apparel ad for a 50% off discount on their site. Little did they know that they were opening a can of worms by trying to appeal to biological women.

The ad originally went up on January 7th, 2019, but was taken down just hours later after Social Justice Warriors began complaining about the ad to ThinkGeek.

Originally the ad stated…

“We’ve added a bunch of new clothes to our clearance section, especially for our XX chromosome geeks.”

The Social Justice crowd took great offense to this, calling it “transphobic” and “cissexist”.

Now to clarify, “cissexism” relates to biologically born males or females committing acts of sexism against those who are non-binary or trans.

It didn’t take many tweets for ThinkGeek to respond.

In fact, out of almost every criticism they received from people claiming to be offended that the ad mentioned that ladies have XX chromosomes, ThinkGeek would pop into the thread to apologize, stating that they would do better.

ThinkGeek didn’t waste any time taking down the original ad and then posting a message on Twitter later that day on January 7th, 2019, indicating that they were sorry for offending their followers and potential customers.

The graphic indeed did change on the ThinkGeek website.

The original promotional ad was swapped for another one that only features three chicks on the left, the promo code, and the bold text that reds “Ladies’ Apparel Clearance”.

You can see the comparison between the two images below, with the original ad at the top and the modified, censored ad at the bottom.


So now even ads for discounted apparel is no longer safe, as it may not just be labeled as “sexist”, but “cissexist”. I don’t know if there’s a more dangerous kind of sexism out there… “cissexism”.

(Thanks for the news tip AgentBJ09)

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