A protest outside the Supreme Court calls attention to Abercrombie's discrimination case. Photo via CAIR.
If you’ve been keeping up with Abercrombie’s terrible PR moves—links here, here and here—you know that it has repeatedly come under fire for being intolerant of anyone who does not fit the ideal Abercrombie image; what they call “classic East Coast collegiate style,” and what I more accurately refer to as “vanilla beach Barbie-Ken-esque style.”
There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf on the Shelf, the common belief goes that if we’re being watched, we’ll be slightly more decent people.
Nicki Minaj recently told Rolling Stone that she is pro-choice. Photo by Christopher Macsurak.
There is danger in a single story, as award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie would say. When a multitude of voices are flattened into a monolithic entity, the risk of presenting only a narrow perspective grows.