However, some left comments (but Yelp has since removed all of them) that said “this site is not for a political stance”….really? I don’t know about you, but I like to be an informed consumer. If I can avoid patronizing establishments that employ bigotry and discrimination, I will. And I reserve the right not to spend my hard earned dollars with vendors that would try to force me back into the closet!
Information is your friend! And consumers have the right to know what kind of business practices a company has— and that’s more than just whether or not a store is clean, or if the inventory is well stocked. The integrity of the proprietors’ is just as important to me and just as relevant to a Yelp review.
We should absolutely keep spreading the word about who welcomes our patronage and values our dollars. So I say continue to post to Yelp and phone the shop to let them know that it’s 2011 not 1964 and if they don’t get with the times, the only sign that will be hanging in their window will be on that reads “Going Out of Business Sale”!
Danielle Moodie-Mills is a Polinista Living, Loving and Laboring Out Loud! She is the co-founder and blogger for threeLOL.com
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