Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
sinetimore

Now That's One Big Pile Of Shirt

JC Penney is under fire.

Penney had this T-shirt available for sale. Check it out....



It was only up for about an hour when the Twitterverse erupted in criticism. On online petition griped, "Under the guise of being 'cute,' J. C. Penney is promoting merchandise that encourages girls to value looks over brains; to leave academics to the boys, and to aspire to nothing more than fawning after Justin Bieber." Penney's has since taken the shirt down.

Problem solved, right?

Wrong.

In my time, I have seen a number of T-shirts for girls that:

* celebrate abusing boys (a It's Happy Bunny! shirt that said, "Boys are stupid. Throw rocks at them.")

* celebrate bitchiness (various saying celebrating how much other girls should be jealous of the wearer)

* celebrate selfishness (shirts proudly declaring "Princess" and the like)

* and shirts that celebrate how the sex drive makes it easy for women to dominate men

And yet, JUST THIS ONE PARTICULAR SHIRT garners outrage and gets pulled from the market.

What's different about that shirt and any of the others that are far more blatant in their misandry or promotion of egotism? It's not just the lack of humanity it reveals, it's the hypocrisy.
Tags: did not do the research, don't try this at home, duh, haven't we suffered enough, hypocrisy, infernal gall, stupidity, technology is a beautiful thing, wtf
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