barilla and bigotry: not in my home

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Why would a heterosexual woman who plays the “central role” in her family and someone who deeply respects agricultural labor and good products and disgusted by waste throw away an entire unopened box of Barilla pasta?

Because it makes her sick to her stomach to support bigots who judge what kinds of relationships are appropriate and inappropriate.  So, from now on “where there’s not Barilla, there’s home.”  Join me and thousands of consumers around the world in cutting Barilla‘s revenue stream dead.

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10 thoughts on “barilla and bigotry: not in my home

  1. Theresa Capri 26 September 2013 / 10:40 am

    Could it not be donated to the food pantry for the hungry people in the community?

    It has already been bought, but from this point on you can decide who you will or will not buy from and maybe someone could have a meal or foodsource they might not otherwise have.

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  2. Eugenia 26 September 2013 / 11:09 am

    Nope. I was hoping someone would ask. Sometimes you have to make a point. No one should have to eat bigotry. I donate regularly and spread the word about hungry people in our community more than most people, and unjust hunger is one of the things that bothers me the most about the world. Believe me, it was hard to do. But, as ee cummings once said, “there is some shit i will not eat,” or feed others. I can’t bear the thought of anyone else eating it, either.

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  3. Critical Thinker 26 September 2013 / 2:03 pm

    You already paid for the product. You are giving them free advertising. And you’re wasting food. You’re doing it wrong. Don’t waste and don’t buy anymore. Throwing it away is just stupid and worse than the statement you’re trying to make.

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  4. Ken Albala 26 September 2013 / 2:17 pm

    OK WTF did Barilla do now?

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  5. Russ 26 September 2013 / 3:29 pm

    boy, when the re-training camps open up I hope they do not use (YOUR) list of what we should believe–free plates of sh** at the Killing Fields Restaurant @ Rue Du Rice Patty and Cambridge Ave

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  6. Eugenia 26 September 2013 / 3:53 pm

    Yes, I’m clearly the tyrannical force operating here. For those of you who are disturbed by wasting a box of pasta, I’d suggest you donate an extra bag of food to your local shelter tomorrow and explain why you are doing it. Or better yet, sign up to volunteer. Let your anger at my protest spur you into action.

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  7. Theresa Capri 26 September 2013 / 9:44 pm

    Clearly, you can do what you want with the pasta you have already bought, and I am not angry. Anyone can do anything with things they have earned money to buy. (of course within reason)
    I was just making a practical suggestion responding to your first paragraph because it seemed like an oxymoron and didn’t make logical sense ie you said you have a certain philosophy about food, then did the exact opposite.
    Sorry to ruffle your feathers.

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  8. Eugenia 27 September 2013 / 10:13 am

    Not ruffling my feathers at all, Theresa! I’m glad you asked and I had an opportunity to explain something a bit more, something that seems counterintuitive.

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  9. Lora 1 October 2013 / 9:11 am

    Thanks for putting the link in there … I used it to contact them and express my displeasure over their stance, and tell them they’ve lost me as a customer.

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