As a woman I'm outraged and as an educator I'm saddened. We all know that the media does a number on a young woman's self-esteem but to slam her abilities through fashion - I can't get with it. I'm sure you heard about this last week but many groups have taken actioin against the two shirts offered by both JcPenney and Forever 21 , both brands very popular with young girls and teens especially during the current back to school season.
Both brands have pulled the shirts from their inventory and make statements of apology but that's just a response to the outcry - what would possess anyone to make and then market a shirt like this in the 1st place? Some may say it's just a shirt, but it sets us back more than anyone can imagine. My hope is that all of my students, regardless of gender maintain their intellectual curiosity and vigor even when a task seems difficult and not fall into the ill percieved notions that their gender insinuates to the ignorant mainstream.
Read more about it all here.
What are your thoughts on this?
~Luvin' My Curves