The Uncommon Man

July 06, 2006

Shocking t-shirts

Here's a recent Shrub.com blog entry that calls attention to offensive and damaging t-shirts worn (mostly by men, of course) under the guise of irreverent humor.

The t-shirt: It’s about half-way between a bumper sticker and a tattoo. ...you’ve got something that says “this is what I think is cute/funny/cool.”

...lately there have been a growing number of people and companies cashing in on misogynist, homophobic, and racist “humor” meant to be funny or worse yet, rebellious and gutsy. ...for men, the passive-aggressive sexual aggression to women whether in t-shirt form with something like this or in street harassment with “cat-calls” and lewd sexual gestures, the patriarchy of men’s control and power over women is reinforced yet again.

The examples he gives are a bit shocking. Good.

Posted by Daniel at July 6, 2006 10:17 AM

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