Friday, September 02, 2016

Must not suggest that women do most of the cleaning

A 'Batgirl' T-shirt, sold by Target Australia, is going viral after a mother posted on the store's Facebook page suggesting that the top was sexist and 'offensive'.

'Target, can you explain why you are selling something as offensive as this in your stores currently?,' furious mum, Ninac Ollins, from Melbourne, wrote.

'What message are you intending on sending to young girls?'.

The short-sleeved shirt in question is a pink top aimed at young girls that has lettering in the form of a to-do list emblazoned onto it.

The top reads: 'Batgirl to do list: Dry clean cape, wash Batmobile, fight crime, save the world'.

 We know that working mothers still do more housework than their spouses, we don't need you to perpetuate this inequity

What was annoying Ms Ollins was the fact that, according to her, it perpetuated the sexist status quo.

Just 19 hours after Ninac Ollins had uploaded her feelings onto the social media site, she received close to 600 likes and a couple of hundred comments.

Despite her anger, other mothers were divided as to whether they thought the top was offensive or if they reckoned the mother in question was just over-reacting.



Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

More proof that liberalisms a mental disorder cuase by too many trips to stupidland and eating a strict vegan meal

Anonymous said...

You don't like it, DON'T BUY IT! It's that simple.

Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

Anon 3:58 Thats what i do when i see some dumb commercial for some product i dont buy it its just some people cant keep their noses to themselves

Olaf Koenders said...

I wonder what the ratio is between complaints and items sold? The complaint over sexism is the word "dryclean". Big f-n whoop. Somebody should complain about Ms Ollins' complaining. That she's a "Ms" might also explain her sexism-baiting.

Anonymous said...

Isn't the complaint a bias against freedom of speech?