Topshop pull out of a pro-feminist book promotion and people are livid 2 years ago

Topshop pull out of a pro-feminist book promotion and people are livid

The high street retailer has apologised for dismantling a pro-feminist display 20 minutes after it was set up.

Friday was the intended launch of the promotion for the new pro-feminist book, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies) however the decision was taken to remove the display before the store even opened to the public.

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Topshop apologised for their actions, but did not justify them saying on Twitter:

The book's publisher also took to Twitter to express their dismay and suggested that in a seemingly liberal society, feminism still seems unpalatable to some:

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The new book, written by Scarlett Curtis, was published in conjunction with Girl Up, a UN-founded charity that aims to promote gender equality by providing leadership development training courses which help empower young women to pursue positions of power.

The authour was equally disappointed with Topshop's decision to pull the display and criticised "powerful men" inhibiting the growth of equality:

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This is yet another example of businesses afraid to set up their stall and take a political stance for fear of affecting sales. It is frightening to think that feminism is still believed to be controversial in the modern era.