Forever 21’s Sexist “Messij T-Shurtz” Suck
What exactly is Forever 21 thinking, peddling these sexist (and grammatically atrocious) t-shirts?!
-Shana Aborn, Momsperiments
My first-grade daughter can count simple groupings in her head. Last year, she zipped through her kindergarten math workbook problems with a confident cry of “This is so easy!” On road trips, she begs me to give her addition and subtraction questions to solve.
But in a few years, she’ll be hitting the mall with her friends and finding shirts like this “Allergic to Algebra” one at Forever21.
Last year, she got glowing remarks on her report card. Her science teacher smiled as she told me, “Sarah is the kind of student who will do well in any subject.”
Maybe not for long, once she starts seeing shirts like these around the halls:
Swell. It’s cool to hate both school and spelling.
Forever21 isn’t the only store selling this crap. JC Penney had to eat a lot of product and bad publicity when the blogoverse started campaigning against this beauty of a message shirt:
Seriously? I mean, seriously? Didn’t anyone in their R&D, design or marketing departments feel a qualm for even a nanosecond that this sentence might just possibly be offensively sexist? Heck, the guys on staff would know what a nanosecond is or how to spell “qualm,” right?