Ahhh, this t-shirt by JC Penneys. Causing another round of Momma Drama in the blogosphere. And by golly, us bloggers seem to love this type of thing because there are posts popping up EVERYWHERE about that t-shirt.
I was going to remain silent but, you know me. I can’t. It’s in my nature to open my mouth when it comes to stuff like this.
I shop for clothes for my kids all the time. They are always “needing” something.
I frequent many stores, Kohls, Old Navy and various mall shops when shopping for my kids. Like the rest of you.
Every single store I go into, there are rows of t-shirts with stupid sayings on them. Most of them are about boys and their ridiculous video games with various excuses as to why they didn’t get their homework done. Anything from martians or dogs to they were too busy playing their damn games.
No one says a word about that on the internet.
Our boys are being depicted as zombified, video game playing losers on their t-shirts.
But, all of a sudden, there is a t-shirt with ridiculous wording on it for a girl and there is outrage. People are crying anti-feminism and various other anti-female woes that they feel this t-shirt represents.
I have to laugh. I do. I am laughing.
To me, it’s very simple.
Don’t buy it.
Don’t dress your girls or your boys in t-shirts that have moronic wordings on it stating why our children haven’t done their homework.
The boys t-shirts are just as horrible as that stupid excuse of a t-shirt by JC Penney.
Don’t buy them.
If we stop buying these t-shirts, the manufacturers might get the message and stop making them.
Seems perfectly logical to me.
My kids friends come over my house. I’ve seen more of the t-shirts than I care to admit. I make fun of all of them. They are all dumb shirts, every last one of them.
I buy my kids plain shirts, no writing on them. No excuses worn on the front of their bodies explaining to their teachers why their homework isn’t done. If they don’t do their homework or if they have their siblings do their homework for them, it’s all on them, not on the front of their clothing.
So there, I had my little bit of say. Yes, the t-shirt is ugly and dumb. All those shirts are.
Don’t buy them.
Our kids are too pretty and too smart for us to put them in those shirts.
End of story.
p.s…i find it more offensive when our daughters go out in skin tight t-shirts and shorts with their vaginas hanging out of them.
Galit Breen says
Love this girlfriend.
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I keep waiting for the “I’m just a stupid, over-active, slobbering boy, so my sister does my homework” t-shirt. I’m sure it’s out there somewhere.
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I would like to slap some marketing people upside the head, really hard. I mean, REALLY????? Don’t they have kids too? Ridiculous….
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I wrote a post on something similar about boys clothing, the use of violent graphics ~ I’m not dressing a daughter but I agree it was totally inappropriate & I’m glad it was pulled. Not buying them does little ~ they just get sold to discounters where people who could care less will buy them for their kids. Speaking out hopefully will get in the heads of the buyers and even designers to make better choices.
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Lady Estrogen says
DON’T BUY THEM… INDEED.
I feel the same way about all inappropriate clothing (mostly for girls, sorry) but it’s all good, because I don’t have girls, I guess.
All the overtly sexual, dumb, objectifying etc etc… they keep making them so apparently SOME parents keep buying them. STOP IT RIGHT NOW.
I bought a stupid t-shirt once for Max, it said “Awesomeness”,
But the one t-shirt you are referring to is plain outrages, and inappropriate!
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I’ve been a SAHM, so I KNOW how busy they are, but stuff like this makes me seriously want to say ‘get a life…or a sense of humor’. I WISH I had time to get all outraged and bloggy about a stupid shirt.
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A breath of fresh air, you are. This mama-drama bullshit is part of what turns me off blogging. Or rather the blogging community. Never let a crisis go to waste. Lets rise up in indignation (to boost our page views). Does everything really have to be about the struggle of women in an oppressed society? Now if it said, say, “Does this shirt make you want to rape me?” or something truly offensive, I’d be pumping my fist with the best of them, but come on, ladies.
It’s a stupid shirt and the very best message we can send them is not to buy it.
Tara R. says
I LOVE it when you go on a rant. You are the only person who I’ve read who pointed out the hypocrisy of slogans on boys’ shirts. You tell ’em! The whole thing has been so incredibly stupid.
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YES!!! All of it!
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Karen @ Georgia Angel says
Hear, hear! Standing ovation. You have it right.
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PJ Lincoln says
I’m shocked at some of these outfits. Even at church today, one girl, who had to be all of 14, wore shorts the hardly covered her bum and the other parts were similarly displayed.
As for the stupid sayings shirts, totally agree. Well,to tell the truth, I wear plenty of t-shirts with Detroit Tigers logo on them … then there’s there’s the Ford Motor tees and a couple with the Superman crest … Maybe it’s a guy thing?
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Anna ~ Random Handprints says
Love this. I wrote similar sentiments – so many bloggers are gonna take the time to be sooo outraged over one shirt, but not to be outraged over the real issues going on, which of course is how this shirt (and a gillion others like it) gets made in the first place.
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