A massive public relations firm, Zeno, is privately advising its high-profile corporate clients to avoid commenting on the draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, according to an internal communication obtained by Popular Information. Zeno is a multinational company with almost
Another profile in fake courage from an industry that deserves more scrutiny for their role in gaslighting Americans
Not surprising that Katie Cwayna, the author of this anti-choice @ZenoGroup letter, used to work for Fox News. It is curious that her Twitter account, @KCwayna, was suspended for violating Twitter rules. So much for being a PR expert.
Typical corporate greed-mongers. Only profit matters.
No surprises that these corporations are speaking out of both sides of their mouths!
Judge them by what they do, not what they say. Talk is cheap.
More corporate cowardice.
The thing is not even the employees and customers of most of these companies are aware of the duplicity of their employer and/or vendor. I repost highlights of Judd's articles hoping that some of my friends see what's going on and SUBSCRIBE to Popular Information. I was very pleased to see Levi's has not flipped and continues to be a leader in sustainability including human rights issues.
In a recent episode of the show ATLANTA, one of the protagonists learns the cruel lesson of how capitalism will co-opt and spin a social justice message in order to make just a few dollars more...
It’s clear they are siding against women's choice. Saying it’s a 50/50 issue is the telling bias. This outrageous action by right wing activist judges should have companies taking extreme action against them. If they don’t, they side with conservatives. This proves lack of understanding of public desire (by a large majority) and putting out misleading information by greedy inconsiderate corporations.
Two things stand out for me: the Supreme Court says that corporations are "people" (not that I agree with that decision.) If so, then the "person" who fails to take a stand, as a citizen, in times of controversy is rightfully disparaged. How can we applaud the people of Ukraine who are fighting for their country, and then turn around an act meekly in our own country because we might offend someone with our opinions? That's cowardice.
The second thing is that the mission of Zeno is to "champion the courageous..." Clearly their mission statement is just smoke and mirrors if they are not willing to act on it. Better they advise their clients to come out from behind their walls and say what they believe in. Maybe it won't be a popular belief, but that's part of living in a republic. Unpopular beliefs are protected.
But I also want to say that for most women, if not all, the decision to have an abortion is absolutely excruciating. It's not a "procedure" like having a mole removed or an unpleasant necessity, like a root canal. To say abortion is a "choice" diminishes the immensity of its impact on a woman. In fact, "my body, my choice" is a slogan that fits on a piece of cardboard; it's not the real story. As a society we must find the means to provide safe, effective, aesthetic, and free birth control to everyone who wants it. We need a future where no woman anywhere will ever have to decide to have an abortion.
The only way this will change is if women who give a shit about their rights refuse to take this bullshit. It would only take 20% of women who say no we will NOT tolerate being treated as nonhuman second class citizens to turn this around. The Democratic Party and the so-called liberal corporations WILL NOT save us!
I am so tired of the gutlessness of companies, and of people.
I found this especially disgusting! UGH. The 50-50 lie.
Thank you. Shared this on my FB page.
Thank you for writing. I’m going to make a potentially unpopular comment.
1. I wouldn’t consider $170 mm per year in revenue a massive firm.
2. My initial reaction was to have no position or comment with anyone outside of that with my wife. I don’t like potential for regulation in our medical care to be dictated by anyone.
3. Comments that spin it around to point at men for consideration of mandatory general vasectomy procedures are unproductive and ugly.
4. So let’s say we had a fully supported society with living wage, healthcare and food assistance along with safe orphanage care. What then? The answer will always fall back to my body my choice.
5. Finally with business you have people both men and women of religious faiths. To denigrate them for their beliefs is equally ugly as the blanket stereotypes of those of eastern faiths during the terrorism scare phase.
To me this seems interestingly timed and I’m wondering what the other shoe will be.
Thank you so much for researching and posting this. Corporations placing profit above women’s lives. Shameful!
“I landed a segment and online coverage on a popular morning show by going rogue on my media strategy,” says Zeno’s Katie Cwayna. by Katie Cwayna, Zeno Group / July 29, 2021 (Photo credit: Getty Images). After many years as a media expert on the front lines with reporters every day and as someone who still seeks the thrill of the placement, I realized my best work almost always takes place outside the polished media strategy.