Shoes.com has become the first online retailer to announce that it is dropping Ivanka Trump's line of footwear as the GrabYourWallet boycott begins to become better known. The GrabYourWallet boycott began in October in response to what its organizers contend are sexist comments Donald Trump made about women in a surreptitiously recorded video that was made ten years ago but revealed during the election campaign.
 
Shoes.com is based in Canada. According to DailyMail, Bellacor -- an interior design store -- also reportedly dropped Ivanka Trump's line of merchandise. In the case of Shoes.com, the retailer issued a tweet to the boycotters stating, "We understand and your voices have been heard. We have removed the products from our website." The campaign to affect Ivanka Trump's bottom line has been gathering steam ever since her father won the presidential election.
 
Shannon Coulter started the boycott on October 11 after Trump's now famous 'grab them by the p***y' remark on an audio recording became public. Coulter and others are calling for retailers to pull Ivanka Trump's various products, which include jewelry, clothing, perfume, and accessories from their shelves because of her association with her father's presidential campaign. The boycotters are calling on stores such as Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and Nordstrom to stop selling Ivanka Trump products, while threatening to boycott them. Nordstrom, for example, has refused to pull Ivanka Trump's merchandise from its shelves, having said that carrying the products is not to be considered a political act. 
 
Similarly, when a spokesman for the New Balance shoe company after a spokesman for the New Balance shoe company said last week, "Frankly w/ Pres-Elect Trump we feel things are going to move in the right direction," there have been numerous reports of people throwing away or burning their New Balance shoes. 


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Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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