Enraged bearers of DD+ chesticles have launched a Facebook campaign aimed at shaming Marks & Spencer into dropping the ample Bulgarian airbag tax it imposes on well-endowed brassiere customers. In case you're not up to speed on the M&S bra scandal, the site explains: For too long now, M&S have got away with this criminally …
These are not just puppies, these could be M&S puppies
Why not stop 'girl/girl envy' and make all bras the same size - us guys probably won't mind. However, you'll need to pop down to Mark's foodhall to stock up on some chicken fillets (quantity according to the amount of space to be filled).
Note to lads: (think Tube) Mind the gap!
it's discrimitation when
i have to pay more for my extra-huge XXL size 'gentlemens' rubber items.....
(mines the one with the boiled-lollie packet in the pocket)
Think before you speak...
This is really one of these emotional things again isn't it ? Like the anti 4x4 stuff, or prejudice against people because of their skin colour ?
Does anyone actually think about this ?
The material cost in this issue is marginal at best. What DOES affect the price however is that extra moulds, templates and calipers are required to make a bigger size. The cost of this investment has to be offset against the number of items made. If fewer are made it's going to be more expensive per item It's called honest accounting.
Paris. because she hasn't a clue either.
Yeah.. When is the Boobies show in front of the stores? Lets see the British Beauties in all their glory (if any .....) . No downtime (no pun intended) please!
Would be an uplifting experience since the weather isnt too bad.
why do so few people understand capitalism?
the shop charges what they want to charge, based on what will get the most possible money out of you. this is not directly related to the weight of the materials or the length of the labour involved.
if you want specialist enormous bras that are M&S quality, you pay what they ask you for. Or you go elsewhere. Having a facebook "protest" claiming that you have some right to a certain price of a product might be a good idea in a meeting of the Marxist Society of the University of Lower Bognor Regis, but in the real world, you're talking bollocks. I mean... you're being a tit.
Less namby pamby political correctness... more sense?
Come on, how can you seriously say it is fair for a small size garment to cost the same as a large size? There is more material, it weighs more and thus costs more to transport, takes up more shelf space in the store and requires a larger plastic bag to carry home... a £2 difference is perfectly fair IMHO, it shouldn't be twice as much for a large size as the actual manufacturing cost will be broadly similar, but a small increase for materials and transport seems logical. You don't pay the same flat rate for any size of house, a large saloon car does not cost the same as a super-mini... so why should large size clothes cost the same as small sizes, I have always thought it was odd.
I personally have eaten a few more pies than I had to, and require a slightly larger trouser than otherwise I might, I think then given that I brought this upon myself I can't feel victimised for paying more, same would be true if I'd beefcaked up in the gym and required larger sizes... some people will say "but being tall ain't my fault" (btw I'm 6'2" so would doubly be in the paying extra group) - well look upon it like this, the short people are getting a discount to make up for the handicap of being a munchkin and getting lost in crowds, missing half the film cos they can't see over your head etc...
Mine's the one with the hood to hide my face so the short & fat people don't lynch me and steal my pasties.
I've never had a problem with DDs overhead!
I'll get me coat...................
In chesty women..?
Right, were did I put that card and those permanent markers?
People today have far too much interest in their own rights.
"I know my rights!"...
F*ck off! If you don't like M&S pricing, buy your bras elsewhere. If you think M&S bras are better, then pay M&S prices. It's not hard.
But then maybe I'm just pissed off with my colleagues today striking for an extra percent on what I think is already a reasonable payrise. Petty-minded moneygrabbers.
I'm not going to get my coat because I didn't bother taking it off.
Oh come on boys, stop moaning; it because of women like me that you find yourself with that on-the-way-to-work morning perkie. Surely there is no finer sight than a sizable pair of bangers straining against the cotton of a work shirt, as you exit the tube?! Should we be penalised for an impressive 'rack'? In case I havent convinced you, you can find me walking through the Broadgate complex around 8.05am Monday to Friday...
Re: Titillate me
Good lord. Well, yes, surely some kind of subsidy from male taxpayers is in order. But um, don't encourage them.
May I say how pleased I am to welcome the 5th female Reg reader ever.
Does that make me #4 or #6 female reader?
I think i'm #2 at /.
I also have a low number/ high letter ratio to my over the shoulder boulder holder, but I wouldn't be ticked bout the tit tax. Like several people have said before if you don't like it, don't spend your money there. If their bra's really are the best then pay it and stop whining.
If the bra is made correctly a DD+ bra is engineered differently. The straps, clasps, underwire, and cup are much more supportive. Those that aren't cause back pain and let you sag. Personally I'd never buy a bra that came in a range from 32a to 32DD because those brands rarely do more than just throw in some extra material on the larger size (in my experience).
Watch out! You'll get pegged on the terrorist list:
WMD's (Weapons of Mass Distraction)
interfering with the free flow of commerce in our Capital!
May I suggest a hi-def movie cam?
(mine's the long brown one...)
What is going on with the world
I agree mostly with what Matt says. Especially with the plane. Not the people sitting next to me as that was just harsh and untrue but someone who weighs so much should have to pay more because it is using more fuel especially as you have to pay a lot extra for just 1kg of weight in your luggage. Of course nothing will ever happen as a company to implement such a policy would have the lefties breathing down their necks. But i don't understand why people shouldn't have to pay more for something that costs more to make. It's what happens in business and if we weren't so politically correct and sensitive we could all see that.
I know lots of people who are larger than average and have to wear XL clothes but what really annoys me is when people blame it on depression. If it is well do something about it. I cycle well over 100 miles a week and go to the gym at least 3 times so i'm in pretty good shape and i really enjoy it. Just find something you enjoy and do it, get the endorphines pumping or just see someone.
And for the guy with the large legs who has to buy 42" jeans maybe you should stop walking so much and try something a little different. I do loads of exercise i.e. cycling and running half marathons but my legs are normal size and wear 32" jeans. So not really sure why you should have such large legs to make you need such large jeans.
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