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Would you buy this t-shirt for your DGD?

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janeainsworth Wed 24-Feb-16 12:15:52

The 'feminism' forum seems to have disappeared shock
This link appeared on my FB newsfeed
I am all for teaching my granddaughters about the sacrifices women have made in the past in the cause of equality for women, the many injustices that persist today and how to assert themselves as women, but I feel there is something not quite right about expecting them to wear a t-shirt that is fairly presumptive in its message and which at a young age, they could not be expected to really comprehend.
Would you buy this t-shirt?

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 24-Feb-16 12:21:41

It's ridiculous! grin

gillybob Wed 24-Feb-16 12:25:38

Absolutely not janeainsworth. My grandaughter's are 8 and 9. They are both very strong minded girls. They are as equal to (in their minds better) than any boy or man. They have never seen sexism/misogyny in their life and I have no desire for them to explore the injustices of women in the past any more than they might need to during lessons in school. It would certainly not be a subject for a family chat as why put things into their heads that they have no need to even think about.

mollie Wed 24-Feb-16 12:26:10

No, I wouldn't. I wouldn't expect her to wear something with a message she didn't understand for a start. She's only 5!

cornergran Wed 24-Feb-16 12:27:17

In a word 'no'!

Elegran Wed 24-Feb-16 12:34:58

Without the text banner it is a nice picture! Why spoil it?

I don't care for the unwarranted assumption that anyone viewing it has been tried and condemned for misogyny before they even say a word. That works against the cause of equality and co-operation.

grannyactivist Wed 24-Feb-16 12:39:07


Stansgran Wed 24-Feb-16 12:54:36

I don't really understand it. I'm with Gillybob there. I do remember being appalled to see a young girl about 9 wearing a baseball cap with bitch on it in capitals. I must have looked horrified and both girl and her mother were pleased at my reaction. I still can't fathom out why people insist on messages on clothes. Compulsive readers like me can have embarrassing moments when staring intently at people's clothes.

Anniebach Wed 24-Feb-16 13:27:30


NanaandGrampy Wed 24-Feb-16 13:52:05

No. My granddaughter is 9 , first of all I would have to explain the word - which I'm almost positive she will never have heard of. Secondly, she has all the time in the world to decide what she believes in and why.

We encourage her to make good, informed choices and if she wants to do something that would have been denied her on a gender only basis we support her in finding a way to do it.

She's our granddaughter , not a walking billboard for a cause ( no matter what that cause is ) .

jinglbellsfrocks Wed 24-Feb-16 13:56:13

I would buy her a Frozen one with "let it go" on it.


amberdogxK9 Wed 24-Feb-16 14:02:24

No need for a T shirt like that for any age but ridiculous for a child.

The men who need the message could not probably even spell misogyny.

Not even sure I have got it right, though I know what it means.

Opposite of uxorious, which is a much nicer sentiment.