Thanks to Tbogg, who has been so much more than a snark blogger on this issue–really, go over there and read his posts over the last week as this mess developed and see the marketing perspective on how this disaster unfolded and what it means for SGK in the long run–we get word that it appears that Horrible Human Being Karen Handel is about to spend a LOT more time with her family. Nothing definitive yet, but SGK is looking for a new “Director of Public Policy” and Handel’s title (in addition to Horrible Human Being) is “Vice President of Public Policy.”
Just how bad is this whole thing? Well, SGK turned down a demand by Curves, the ladies-only gym chain to sever ties with Planned Parenthood in 2004. Nancy Brinker wrote about it in her book, Promise Me, in 2010:
“The grants in question supplied breast health counseling, screening, and treatment to rural women, poor women, Native American women, many women of color who were underserved–if served at all–in areas where Planned Parenthood facilities were often the only infrastructure available. Though it meant losing corporate money from Curves, we were not about to turn our backs on these women.”
Back then, she said that she was sorry to lose Curves‘ corporate support (Curves’ founder is a bigtime fundy) but that “we remain focused on our mission.” So I think the question begs asking of Nancy Brinker, “WTF, lady?”
Oh, and open thread for those who need such. Note–seeing Blake Shelton singing Prince on The Voice–fucking awesome!