Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Jezebel posted a link to a sweatshirt being sold at JCPenney which has the phrase “I’m too pretty to do HOMEWORK, so my brother has to do it for me” scrawled across it scientifically idiotic handwriting. Quite the message to send to our little ones: Pretty little girls are too stupid to do their own homework.
We thought there was no way JCPenney could top this negative stereotype, until we started digging around on their website.
And you won’t believe what we saw. BWE’s very own Einstein (no sarcasm intended) Pete Schultz came across these examples. Pete even points out another unfair nuance of the sweatshirt at right: “All the extra homework it’s creating for brothers.”
Here Are Other JCPenney Shirts That Reinforce Gender Stereotypes. It is safe to say things are about to get much
BONUS SHIRT: Pretty much sums it all up (courtesy of Christine Nangle):