Monday, February 26, 2007

Aint just a t-shirt

Shameless, one of my favorite zines and consequently favorite blogs highlights a recent offensive t-shirt and the (and this is a pleasant surprise) swift and appropriate reaction by the t-shirt seller after it was called out.

I've blogged about this a few times before and yet again we see the almost never ending well of sexist projection encountered in the everyday. This isn't the stereotypical street harassment we're talking about here but it's related in the same sense in that street harassment (like the offensive t-shirt) stem from stereotypical gender roles which, in combination with a misogynist alcohol culture, perpetuates a rape culture which we see trying to exert itself in increasingly blatant and unabashed ways. - L

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