PILLOW FIGHT.

 
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For several weeks in July, Target stores were selling a $16.99 "'Humanist' Lumbar Throw Pillow" (shown below). Stated highlights in the product description included, "adds a stylish touch to your space," and "features the word 'Humanist' for an eye-catching look." Discovery of the item was a surprise to humanists, who were variously giddy, perplexed, and outright skeptical over whether or not Target and manufacturer Room Essentials[TM] knew what humanism was all about.

And then suddenly the pillows were yanked from shelves and the product page on the Target website disappeared. People posted updates to social media about cancelled orders and getting the runaround as to why the...

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