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Washington Redskins & Offensive Trademarks Connected to Big Titty Blend

I am the owner of Big City Coffee and the founder of Joe Cans Coffee For A Cause. I started selling Big Titty Coffee back when my girlfriend was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008.

Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that Big Titty Blend Coffee that I created to raise funds for mammograms and other lifesaving services would be somehow linked to the Washington Redskins and it’s current legal battle.

I am surprised to find Big Titty Blend mentioned in the same paragraph as some pretty graphic names and some pornographic websites. We donate $1 from every can to an organization called Barbells for Boobs that fund mammograms and preventive care.
What some of those names mean to one person doesn’t dictate what it can mean to myself or others. I know I chose the name ‘Big Titty Blend’ to be provocative and to hopefully make people stop and look twice — “Does that really say Big Titty Blend?” — and in turn pick up the can and read our story, which is important to note — it’s “Our Story “, not everyone’s story. Maybe our story isn’t comfortable for everyone, but it’s real and it happened and we stand by the good things we can do under the banner of Big Titty Blend. We have raised enough funds this year to fund 175 mammograms and if that’s offensive then don’t buy our coffee.
I can’t speak for the Washington Redskins but their argument has merit. The PTO wants to retroactively pull their trademark one they have had since 1967 with no objections.  Where will this stop if we allow this to happen? Who will decide what is offensive and what isn’t? Again, I can’t speak for the Washington Redskins but in my opinion they started this team and created something to be proud of and have worked hard to portray that since their inception and they should be able to continue to do so… and that is coming from a Packers fan. 🙂
-Sarah Fendley
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http://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2015/11/03/washington-redskins-trademark-offensive-name-responses
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/us-sports/washington-redskins-list-offensive-products-as-part-of-trademark-appeal-20151104-gkqae8.html
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