The reasons not to shop at Wal-Mart are coming fast and furious.

From USA Today:
The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay rights group, is giving Wal-Mart (WMT) a red "do not buy" rating in its new consumer guide, bestowing a lump of coal on the retail giant just in time for the holiday shopping season. Citing Wal-Mart's refusal to offer domestic partner benefits to its gay and lesbian workers, the HRC said Tuesday that the USA's biggest private employer has "more work to do in furthering equality." It advised gays and their supporters to shop elsewhere. Wal-Mart rated a red 40 on a scale of 100, down from a yellow 65 in 2006. It was among 54 companies that scored 45 or lower in HRC's 2008 Corporate Equality index, which assigns ratings to 519 large companies. Also in the red: Toys R Us, RadioShack (RSH) and AutoZone (AZO). Wal-Mart rival Target rated a "green" 80, meaning that "consumers should make every effort to support these businesses." Wal-Mart has bucked a corporate trend of expanding benefits for gay employees, says Daryl Herrschaft, director of HRC's workplace project. He says two Fortune 500 companies offered domestic partner benefits, comparable to spouse benefits, in 1990. Today, 269 do.
I've been working on a post for Daily Kos which I called "The Mother of Wal-Mart Posts." It was going to put it up on Thanksgiving and tell everyone all the reasons not to shop there. This settles it. I can't do it. The stupid thing would be 10,000 words long. I gotta have some vacation, you know.

3 Responses to “The reasons not to shop at Wal-Mart are coming fast and furious.”

  1. JR:
    Don’t post on Thanksgiving, between the parades, turkey and sports on TV no one will see it.

    An appropriate time will come soon enough…

  2. Jonathan says:


    I’m not even writing it, let alone posting it.

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