You're right, the Fellowship of Christian Athlete's sexual purity pledge doesn't affect me.
Uh no. The LGBT discrimination that Cathy and the GOP are funding/pushing does not affect you. Nor do the Jim Crow laws that conservatives are trying to resurrect affect you either, unless you vote by mail in which case you may be collateral damage.
Maybe, but nothing CFA does affects it's customers, yet what Delta does can affect the outcome of our elections if Delta's well publicized position of not wanting voter id requirements prevails.
You yourself said the chain has no mechanism to ensure that, and frankly it "stopped"--if one is to believe them--in 2020. Not much of an achievement there. Conservatives were notably silent through all of that.
The article I linked said it, not me, but no mechanism will ensure SJWs will be happy going forward with CFA or Delta. Some are now questioning if they should be going after Dolly Parton too.
“"Both-sides-ism rarely feels as benevolent as it does when coming from Parton,” mused the New York Times in 2019.
But as Parton’s 21st-century career revival continues, viewers are willing to see more sinister undertones in her “both-sides-ism.” After all, what do we do when “both sides” includes neo-Nazis and armed insurrectionists waving Confederate flags at the Capitol?
In a close reading of Parton’s career on Longreads in 2018, Jessica Wilkerson grapples with her own lifelong Dolly fandom, and specifically with the way the idea of whiteness underlies Dolly’s image. “She’s embraced by feminists and queer folks at the same time she is declared a queen by Confederate apologists,” Wilkerson writes. “Dolly-as-mountain-girl anchors her to an ancestral white home in the imaginations of white people, while her class-conscious and gender-transgressive performance of whiteness becomes a signifier for white progressives who embrace gender fluidity and working-class iconolatry."
In Wilkerson’s reading, Dolly is able to flirt with both sides of the political aisle — but at a cost. “Dolly Parton has built her empire on and with the debris of old, racist amusements and wrapped it in working-class signifiers and feminist politics,” Wilkerson concludes, nodding to Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. “I ignored that fact for a long time because it didn’t fit the script of the feminist, working-class heroine I had conjured. But I also ignored how others’ attachment to Dolly is exactly because of her embrace of Dixie and her complex celebration of whiteness. And I have ignored how whiteness clings.”
Elsewhere in the article, Wilkerson investigates labor conditions at Dollywood, which Parton established in her hometown to bring jobs back to the area. Labor conditions there, Wilkerson finds, are not Edenic: It’s hard work, low pay (although above minimum wage), and patchy benefits.
“Dolly Parton promised jobs to her community; she did not promise well-paying jobs,” Wilkerson writes. “And while Dollywood does not pay the worst wages in Sevier County or in the theme park industry, the wages are significantly lower than those they replaced as the economy shifted from manufacturing to tourism.”
The idea that Parton’s theme park is not a labor paradise is probably not enough to get Dolly Parton canceled. Neither is the idea that she refuses to talk politics in public, or that she allows racists to like her, or that she rewrote her labor rights anthem to help sell Squarespace. But it is the sort of thing that makes the reflexively trendy worship of Dolly — like a recent petition to replace all Confederate monuments in Tennessee with statues of Dolly, “the ‘Jesus of Appalachia’” — start to feel a little lazy, even cartoonish."https://www.vox.com/culture/22287463/do ... -explained