now that’s a bad t-shirt

“I’m too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me”

Really? REALLY? In 2011, this is what we’d like young girls to proclaim to the world? I’m appalled as a woman. I’m appalled as a mom to three bright, amazing girls of my own.

Shame on you JC Penney.

When I learned of this shirt on Twitter and began this post this morning, I was able to scroll through all of the T-shirts in this line at the JC Penney site. I just went to find the direct link so that you could go look for yourself and JC Penney has already taken them down!! It’s amazing what some speaking up can do.

I’m not much of an activist, and I wouldn’t be complaining about this on the blog if there weren’t some way to respond. I’m glad the shirt is already down. But still: you can Go here to sign the petition so that JC Penney can hear what you think about this. Maybe next time they sit around deciding what to put in their store for young girls they’ll think twice before giving them harmful messages that degrade them.



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