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Starbucks does good

Discussion in 'Personal' started by moonpenny, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. moonpenny

    moonpenny Occasional commenter

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  2. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    If they paid their taxes we could probably afford a bit more help for trans people?
    Edit: and if you've got any leverage with Mermaid, you might tell them to tone it down. They antagonised a fair swathe of our staff with their "any question makes you transphobic" approach.
     
  3. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

     
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  4. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Ooh look at us, aren't we philanthropic! (Peanuts compared with their annual turnover for rubbish overpriced coffee in a boring plastic environment, with even more grossly overpriced sticky buns. Why do people use them?)
     
  5. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Mermaids have come in for a lot of criticism. I'd rather not go to Starbucks, and donate money to the charity of my choice, which I do. I have nothing against transgender people but I do have issues with what Mermaids do. And Starbucks is an appalling company which isn't changed by their donating a tiny amount to an issue they perceive will make them look good.
     
  6. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Why not skip the biscuit and give all the money you would have spent on it to charity? Then awful Starbucks get nothing, the charity gets more money, you don't eat the sugar and chemicals, and you get to choose the charity.
     
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  7. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I avoid Starbucks anyway. And if they are going to start donating my money to charity on my behalf then I shall avoid them even more.
     
  8. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    It's a biscuit... buy it if you want it... don't buy it if you don't...

    Drink at Starbucks... don't drink at Starbucks... your choice.

    ...

    Unlike the BBC! :p
     
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  9. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter


    If you don't watch the BBC, IPlayer or other broadcast stations live, you don't need a licence.
     
  10. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    I doubt many women will be buying them.
     
  11. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Why not?
     
  12. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Most women want to protect their identity, their spaces, their sport. See also the LGB community.
     
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  13. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    I don't like Starbucks but I love this ad!
    I was in Starbucks earlier this week, only the second time I've ever been in a Starbucks but I was killing time waiting for a train. I bought a mermaid biscuit and I'm a woman. I can't see why women wouldn't buy them. I don't get that. I do want to protect women's spaces and identity but that doesn't mean I can't feel empathy for transgenders. There's room for us all - we just all need to find our way.
     
  14. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Good luck with squaring that circle.
     
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  15. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I feel a bit like @Bedlam3 does, but I Have Questions about certain things, which, if I made them public (on Twitter for example) I'd be called a Terf.
     
  16. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Meh... I'm glad if Starbucks, or any company, helps any party having a less than understanding time (I don't mean the LibDems) but I just aren't a massive fan of Mouthy Mermaids. They go on about intolerance and judgmentalism but sheesh.
     
  17. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    For the record,I was not being naive when I asked the question. I wanted to see what @LondonCanary's objections were in black and white.

    I feel the same as @Bedlam3. I understand there are various issues but as a woman,I do not object to people who are transgender.

    In any case,I do like the advert.
     
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  18. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    No reason to ever go into Starbucks unless you want to watch Guardian readers abusing the staff because their overpriced bean juice is too foamy or (not foamy enough} and they wanted that triple chocolate muffin, not that one, didn't you hear me? are you deaf? Let me talk to your manager!
     
  19. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    How do you mean?
    You don't object to trans women in women's sport.?
    You don't object to trans women on all women shortlists?
    You don't object to trans women demanding accèss to women's services?
     
  20. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    'Does good'?
     

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