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An Afternoon with Dov Charney: recap and updates!

Date: May 3, 2010 | Posted By:

Hey, About-Facers! Remember that action we were planning against American Apparel’s sexist advertising campaigns? Well we did it, and it was awesome.

We assembled and performed our street theater on loop outside of the Haight St. American Apparel location for about an hour on Saturday. The police eventually came to ask us to leave (it’s not a real protest ’til someone calls the cops, you know?), but not before we handed out piles of fliers and got the American Apparel employees all riled up. Overall, it was a success!

Here’s a teaser; check out more photos after the jump! (All photos here are thanks to the awesome Anita over at Feminist Frequency!)

Our reporter asks "Dov" hard-hitting questions as his "model" looks on

Dov engages his audience and gets really excited about press

We ask the hard hitting questions; Dov gets distracted by cameras.

One of our awesome volunteers with the fliers we distributed

One of our awesome volunteers with the fliers we distributed

It's not exploitation if there's a waiver, right Dov?!

This action was a ton of fun! HUGE THANKS to everyone who helped out, in person and online! We couldn’t have done this without you!

If you couldn’t make it out but still want to show your support, you can. Join our Facebook group, sign our petition, and make your voice heard!




What Do You Think?

15 Responses to An Afternoon with Dov Charney: recap and updates!

  1. Jennifer on 05-03-2010

    Oh goodness, it was so fun! Huge thanks to our Dov and reporter for a very amusing and very different afternoon...
  2. Lorraine Manifold on 05-04-2010

    Wonderful job! Thanks to ABOUT-FACE for all the great work you are doing out there!
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  5. Cathryn on 05-04-2010

    dear about-face, you are so rad. thanks for making my dreams a reality!
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  7. kate on 05-04-2010

    This is hilarious! Great work, all! Cheers to fighting the patriarchy with style & wit
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    fantestic
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  11. John on 05-05-2010

    That's awesome - way to go, About-Face!
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