This is an email I sent to one of the companies with whom I’ve done business over the years, who advertise on Alan Jones’s programme. I was so outraged with Mr Jones’s comments that I felt compelled to do something, no matter how small and ultimately insignificant, other than just rail against the day. I’m just an ageing lady #destroyingthejoint through the power of her wallet. It would be advisable for companies to remember that women control the vast majority of decisions when it comes to consumer spending, even the family car.
RE: ADVERTISING ON 2GB’S ALAN JONES.
Last week Alan Jones directed a diatribe, which was misogynist. It has been publicized that you advertise with Mr Jones.
The great thing about living in a democracy is that you are permitted to advertise with whom you please. Another aspect of this freedom is that I can chose not to continue doing business with those companies who make that choice, and I have the freedom to publicly explain why.
I have supported your company for many years now, but will not do so in the foreseeable future while you continue to advertise with a shock-jock who maligns targeted groups within our community as he did last week. (see link below).
At some point a line in the sand must be drawn indicating that such comments are offensive, incendiary, divisive and unacceptable in a civilized society. That line was crossed last week.
For your information I have two bathrooms and fittings for a further three bathrooms to purchase in the next year. I will look and purchase elsewhere.
Please give my very best wishes to all those members of staff who, over many years, have given me such brilliant and patient service.
If at anytime you no longer advertise with Mr Jones please contact me, and I shall be only too happy to not only resume shopping with you, but also happily publicise that fact through my blog and on twitter.
4th September 2012.
bit.ly/NAf4By.webloc Alan Jones’s comments on women.