Our generation, our era is known for it’s internet activism or “slactivism.” We prefer to call it easy activism. We sign Change.org petitions, arrange groups on Facebook, and write emails to editors and politicians. For those of you who are interested, I have Change.org petitions linked at the bottom of my Make a Change page.
One popular way to show a complaint with a company is boycotting their products. Hit the companies in their profits, not the blogosphere. It’s easy for us to write, but companies respond more to sales than to reviews. Remember the fiasco with Bic For Her pens? Despite the creative reviews by anonymous bloggers and Ellen Degeneris, Bic actually turned a profit, and they didn’t change their marketing strategy.
It wasn’t enough for us to write sarcastic reviews about how this plastic ink thing didn’t work as a tampon. We need not to buy the products in the first place. So here are other products to avoid.
Anything else to avoid? Let us know in the comments!