SECAUCUS, NJ – Sexist imagery is all around us; but why subject our children to it.
A shirt sold at a popular kids store has parents up in arms over the suggestion that “girls” are good at shopping, music and dancing, but with “math,” not so much.
Kids clothing chain, The Children’s Place, has pulled a t-shirt targeted to pre-teen girls that shows a checklist of best subjects with a bunch of leisure type activates checked-off; but the very real subject of math not.
The tee’s final statement: “well, nobody’s perfect” ends the shirt’s sentiment with a flirtatious wink, but many are left wondering about what’s it’s really saying to young girls.
A similar incident happened in 2011 when J.C. Penney pulled a shirt that implied, the knowledge received while doing homework is only for boys and not something for pretty girls. These are not the lessons we should be teaching our kids and these department stores are learning all about it the hard way.