Walmart Goes Quote Gay Unquote.

In the latest round of cosmetic tweaks to make itself appear less evil, Walmart has affixed itself with a strap-on dildo and railed a few poppers… in the form of hiring a gay-marketing firm, joining the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and initiated talks with activist groups about giving domestic-partnership bennies to employees.

Before we get all crazy about this latest bald-faced PR maneuver from the big box retailer, let us not forget a very important tidbit. Most of the people who hate Walmart never shop there. No, they go to Target, where the pharmacist hapilly fills their scrips for Isaac Mizrahi designed Plan B’s.

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  1. bambino says:

    oooo man this is sure to go down great in backwater america, isn’t it?

  2. Triteon says:

    Where exactly is “backwater america”? Because, and unfortunately, WalMart is damn near everywhere.

  3. bambino says:

    Yes, but fortunately some regions are more forward-thinking when it comes to homosexual rights than others.

  4. segfault, registered cat offender says:

    My impression is that Wal-Mart doesn’t want to give benefits to anyone, whether they’re gay, straight, or the spouse, child, or domestic partner of an employee. They try to keep the vast majority of workers below the weekly hour threshold that would require them to offer full-time benefits…

    And yes, I have not shopped at Wal-Mart in over a year. Besides the objectionable way they treat their employees and suppliers, their stores are dirty and crowded. I have no problem paying a little extra for shopping at a more convenient venue.

  5. Mojosan says:

    Wal-Mart makes a hell of a lot of money for no one shopping there.

  6. kerry says:

    Target has a policy of allowing their pharmacists to refuse to fill Plan B prescriptions. For that reason Target is on NARAL’s sh*tlist for pharmacies. Those who care about this stuff avoid big box stores altogether.

    Now that it’s OTC for ladies 18+ I’m not sure if they’ll let them refuse it, but I imagine they’re still allowed to say no to handing any drug behind the counter to a customer if they don’t want to.