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Ok, it wasn't diplomatic, business saavy or polite, but I'm glad this guy said it out loud, and sorry his whole family and all of his employees and suppliers are having to pay for it. Anyone in Banff, Alberta need wholesale gourmet food?

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/fallout-from-transphobic-remarks-continues-for-valbella-gourmet-foods-1.6004966

Ok, it wasn't diplomatic, business saavy or polite, but I'm glad this guy said it out loud, and sorry his whole family and all of his employees and suppliers are having to pay for it. Anyone in Banff, Alberta need wholesale gourmet food? https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/fallout-from-transphobic-remarks-continues-for-valbella-gourmet-foods-1.6004966

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Except the sister lied to the public and said the brother was a “team member” instead of the president and then they fired him. So, fuck Valbella for throwing your literal brother under the bus while pandering to the almighty girldique!

Throwing the brother under the bus?! Quite the opposite. She was forced into that position and, even so, might lose this company. How many lives depend on it? And it's not lying to refer to the president as a "team member." That's totally normal business speak.

[–] VestalVirgin 2 points Edited

So, now radfems have to boycott this company for firing him?

Is probably easier than buying something there, considering that radfems don't tend to have a lot of money.

His comments could have been worded more politely, but he's right, and it is sad to see that the company is ready to throw him under the bus.

(Gotta say, the family name von Rotz made me chuckle. I am sure the etymological roots are different, but it does look like it means "of snot". And while Chantal is a normal name elsewhere, it is infamous in Germany as typical name parents with little education give to their kids - though in those cases, it tends to be spelled "Schantal" or similarly ... as the parents among whom it is popular have only heard it spoken on TV and don't know how to spell it properly. So ... don't worry, she's kinda punished enough with her name, lol)

If that was my company, I'd feel sorely tempted to issue an apology that reads like this: "We are sorry he was so rude as to object to sponsoring something that included child-grooming. We acknowledge that child-grooming is the fashion of the time, and will be happy to sponsor all the child grooming you transactivists want us to sponsor ... just please, please don't murder us. And don't ruin your business, as you usually do with everyone who displeases you. Under His Eye! We love Big Brother!"

No one has to boycott anything Buy the products if you want to

So, now radfems have to boycott this company for firing him?

I’m not going to laud the company for crumbling to public pressure and sacrificing a family member to uphold child abuse. Nor will I tell other women what to do. Oh yeah, I’m also not a RF. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Would you please stop implying that anyone is "telling other women what to do"?

I would be boycotting them for spinelessness, just like I boycott a dozen companies for being TRAs.

I wonder just how fired he is. I imagine he'll be ok. I can understand wanting to save the company. It's nice to imagine one would stand up bravely for this principle, but it is a terrible price she is being expected to pay. Recriminations from relatives for losing the family business, from employees for costing them their jobs, from suppliers who will have to either lose their business or else everyone else's, as well as losing her own job. I haven't had to face a choice like that but seeing it written down makes me think I'd try to find some weasel way to cut myself loose from the whole affair. I'm ashamed of this, but I can't blame anyone else for capitulating. My assumption here is that they more or less agree with him, of course, and that's just my assumption; maybe they do suck. I really hate the unearned power these perverts have.

The problem is that this is solely kept going by the capitulation. If everyone just stopped that, it would fall to pieces.