Busts 4 Justice battles Bulgarian airbag tax
M&S DD+ bra surcharge outrage
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 unfair tit-tax, which puts a £2 surcharge on bras bigger than a DD cup. When challenged, M&S argued that bigger bras have bigger overheads and so must retail at a bigger price. Note here that other high-street lingerie retailers don't feel this need to distinguish between these 'costs' and operate a one price for all tariff.
It adds: "Busty ladies, and anyone else with a vested interest in busty ladies, in fact anyone with a vested interest in simple justice, join forces to end this blatant discrimination. We need your, er, support."
Fans of the Twat-O-Tron should check out the comments on the Facebook campaign. One "Matt" writes:
People who are overweight make clothing extremely expensive. When I buy a cashmere jumper is it fair that I (someone who stays in good shape) have to pay for all the fat lazy people with many X before the L to have so called price equality
'Larger' people get off very lightly, they don’t have pay excess baggage on flights, and humans have to pay for them when we fly, let’s be honest being stuck next to one is horrible, having to smell them, watch them grazing, and loosing access to your armrest... and half your seat.
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.
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...)
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).