Check Out All Of The Sexist T-Shirts Made By Major Brands


First Abercrombie, then Urban, then Penney’s, then Forever 21 — and plenty more.

There’s been an explosion of sexist t-shirts recently.

Each case follows a similar pattern of blogger outrage, mainstream media coverage and apologetic statements.

The truth is t-shirts promoting misogyny, ditziness and anorexia can seem cool in the same way that misogyny, ditziness and anorexia can seem cool. It’s a no-lose scenario for retailers. On the shelves sexist t-shirts are a hot item; after a media firestorm the company seems even more edgy.

Which is to say, sadly, we expect to see more of these…

Source: The Frisky

This other Urban Outfitters shirt is also no longer available, after provoking anger and a petition due to its patriarchal treatment of female sexuality.

Source: The Frisky

In February 2011, British retail giant Tesco drew criticism from women's rights groups for selling a t-shirt that encourages voyeurism

Source: AOL News

The UK Ad Standards Authority shut down this t-shirt and others for promoting anorexia

Source: Gothamist

JCPenney removed this t-shirt after widespread anger, including posts at Jezebel and the Village Voice and a petition.

Source: Jezebel

While JCPenney discontinued the previous shirt, critics note that they're still offering similar shirts idealizing ditzy school girls

Source: Ms. Magazine

Source: Gawker

Bloggers see connection to rape and abuse of women in this Topman shirt. The company apologized almost immediately and removed the shirt from their online store.

(Source: Business Insider)

T-shirts aren't the only commercialized forms of sexism

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