Chase Refuses To Process Female Condom Company Payments

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“Chase What Matter” is something Chase Paymentech (a JP Morgan Chase service) pats itself on the back about, according to its tagline. But what doesn’t matter to Chase is making payments to Lovability Inc., a female targeted condom-friendly company that is geared towards making it less embarrassing and stigmatizing for women to buy condoms.

Marketed in places like beauty supply stores, the Lovability condoms come in an aesthetically pleasing tin, that is much less noticeably prophylactic and therefore more accessible.

“For years, condoms have been marketed as a masculine product. Because of this, they’re often associated with macho-sexuality, promiscuity, and conquest. Although these connotations have helped many men feel more confident buying and carrying condoms, this messaging has had the opposite effect on women,” she told Forbes.

So Chase’s refusal to process sales for her brand is of no surprise to her, though she won’t go down without a fight — and has launched a petition to protest Chase’s apparently misogynistic stance:

“Chase is putting its values on us and controlling our ability to buy and sell products based on its own perception of what’s appropriate,” Gaines told PolicyMic. “And its perception of what’s appropriate is very misogynistic, one-sided and selfish. For Chase to protect its reputation, its belittling the importance of us protecting ourselves.”

Chase has declined to comment on this issue.

Sign the petition to protest this HERE

[h/t Forbes PolicyMic]

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