Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Here we go again.....

This post could go either way for me it will make sense or I will get karate chopped in the neck via my blog. But this is my opinion and what I believe in  I also need to get this off my chest before I explode and we don't want that...... it  just wouldn't be pretty....lol   Enjoy

 At some point when do we say enough is enough?  I am a firm believer that if you do not want to hear it, you don't have to listen. If do not want to see it, you do not need to watch it. And if you do not want your child to wear it, you do not buy it. I know that I do not have a "tween' on my hands...yet but I will soon enough.  Last time I checked we were the parents and we control the purse strings until they are 18.  Are these slogans/shirt socially irresponsible and sexist  YES!  -  Are they in super bad taste hell to the yeah! {and not very cute I may add}. But let's remember were we live in the good ol' USofA  - Land of free speech and home of the ol mighty dollar. If you do not like what these shirts stand for fight back by not buying..Hit them were it hurts the ol' bottom line. You have a right to voice your opinion but you cannot expect that every time someone out there does not like a certain item of clothing/book/CD/TV Program you expect that company to remove it from their shelves. What is the difference between that and good ol fashioned book burning? I say not much.

There are rules in my house for clothing - no booty shorts, no short skirts and no tasteless ass logo shirts that includes one with designer names.  I as a mother would not buy this item of clothing for my daughter.......period I do not give a shit how much she would whine for it.  And I would hope that I would have raised a daughter that would NOT degrade herself  and  want to wear a shirt that read Skool Sucks /I am too pretty for work/school. Not in this house!


Below is the article that set me off:

Forever 21's latest tween T-shirt infuriates consumers, parents

Allergic to silly shirts? Not everyone is a fan of Forever 21's latest collection.
Controversial tween T-shirts sure are everywhere these days.

The other week, JC Penney was heavily criticized for selling apparel that read “I'm too pretty to do homework, so my brother does it for me.” Now another failed attempt at cutesiness has the Internet up in commenting-arms: Forever 21 is featuring a shirt emblazoned with “Allergic to algebra” (at $12.80, it’s still no bargain). It doesn’t stop there, either. Other tops showcase such slogans as “I love school – not” and “Skool Sucks.”

As predicted, shoppers and parents are none too pleased. One consumer even resorted to posting a response — via a Post-it-Note — on the collection. The note reads “SMART girls are cool. Don’t buy this top.” And change.org just started a petition asking Forever21 to discontinue selling clothing with sexist messages. “Forever 21's ‘Allergic to Algebra’ shirt is yet another sexist message aimed at young women telling them that math is uncool — while bragging about being bad at math is cool,” the petition reads. “Would these retailers ever consider selling ‘I Can't Do Long Division!’ shirts for boys or men?”

Two weeks ago, JC Penney ultimately removed their shirt after mounting pressure. While Forever21 has yet to respond, they might follow the trend.


Cyn said...

100% agreed! girls have an entire lifetime for silly logos and booty shorts and hopefully as strong women we raise strong daughters who know better than to play dumb to garner attention!

my little girl is only two but it terrifies me when i see what my teenage son's female friends are wearing!

Mama Michelle said...

I am now following you from the Blog Hop. I would love if you could follow me back!

Michael Ann said...

Yep, I agree totally. Well-said.

Kathy said...

I love your site!! And I love the quote from Coco Channel!! Very cool! I agree with your post, we as parents do have to vote with our pocketbook and we have to say no to those shirts. I do belive parents need to exercise their "No" more. But, there is a deeper problem in that many people think it is cute and see no problem with their daughter wearing it. I have no problem with someone exercising their free speech by letting a company know it offends them. I belive doing so shows our children that they have a voice in how things get done. I love your site and will now be following you!! Great to find you on VoiceBoks!

Mom Daughter Style said...

I agree some of the shirts now have all these inappropriate texts as designs. Allergic to Algebra is not cute and does not promote any good.

Anyway, thanks for dropping by my blog. Im your latest follower and I would appreciate some support by following me back.

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

I had no idea that these shirts were out there. I'm so naive. I cannot believe someone would want to wear these. Idiots. I love your post! You go girl!

Stephanie of Gumdrop Pass said...

Ha... I must not be up on my tween-ness, because I hadn't even heard of these shirts yet. Lol, my personal opinion? They're ridiculous. So I will choose not to wear them. For other people? Whatever... ;) I remember WAY back in 2003, the big thing was the state t-shirts - the ones where like "everything's dirtier in ___" or whatever... People threw fits about those, too. Silliness.

ANYWAY. I just wanted to pop over and say thank you for your comment and for following me. I'm returning the favor as your newest follower! :)

Terra H. said...

I have to agree. I'm not a fan of the shirts and have no desire for my girls to wear them. On the other hand, I'm not a fan of a lot of things. That doesn't mean they should be banned. People get their panties in a bunch over everything anymore. If enough people don't like the shirts, the company will suffer. Why get in an outright uproar over it? As for the comment about it being sexist, I don't see that. I've seen other stores promote the same type of clothing for boys.

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