322.8 brian camenker’s successful campaign: seven things to learn

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richard kearns aids-write.org cowboy hat-1

there are seven strengths that led to the success of the brian camenker’s / massresistance’s boston macy’s mannequins campaign. pay attention:

1. all politics are local politics (not in washington, but down the street)

2. for the entertainment and invigoration of massresistance troops also; claimed victory before they began

3. gives good instructions for taking action in a protest campaign (from massresistance website)

Every one of you, no matter where you live, needs to make AT LEAST one phone call and/or email EVERY DAY until Macy’s gets the message — take this down NOW!

4. follows up with complete phone lists, suggesting personal visits to the store

5. aggressively unflinchingly creating quick high visibility by shamelessly manipulating divisiveness, polarization, ignorance, slow reaction times of liberals & moderates. (almost could be viewed as self-satirizing)

6. specific, concrete, attainable goal in a focused message (from massresistance website)

Our message to Macy’s: Take It ALL Down NOW!
Obviously, your phone calls and emails are making much more of an impression than Macy’s wants to admit. But they still don’t seem to think we’re serious about this.

and again,

Every one of you, no matter where you live, needs to make AT LEAST one phone call and/or email EVERY DAY until Macy’s gets the message — take this down NOW!

7. building on success (from massresistance website)

YOUR PRESSURE IS WORKING: Macy’s backs down — removes the most offensive parts of window display but still keeps “Gay Pride Week” calendar of events. More calls needed (see below)!!

There were so many calls on Monday to Boston office that the store manager had her phone number changed (we have the new one!) [we have no idea whether this is true or not, but it doesn’t matter. bushspeak.—rk]

massresistance watch photo

macy’s celebrates gay pride in boston by mounting, then removing “most offensive part” of “boston pride” display window (two “gay” mannequins with pecs and nipples showing thru shirts, one wearing a rainbow flag-like beach towel) after an effective pressure campaign is quickly & successfully grandstanded by anti-gay group massResistance, formerly article 8. all sides are pissed at macy’s/federated.

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please click on this sentence to view the massresistance website.
322.1 suite sheet
322.2 overview: two news items from boston
322.3 wingnuts
322.4 brian camenker—wikipedia entry & link
322.5 brian camenker—towleroad entry & link
322.6 boston herald columnist/radio talkshow host margery eagan blasts camenker & link
322.7 brian camenker in response & link (massResistenceWatch)
322.8 brian camenker’s successful campaign: seven things to learn
322.9 cindy beal on brian camenker’s tactics in 2000 & rk’s text comments & link

please click on this sentence to go to the aids-write.org 6/13/2006 table of contents.

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