JCPenney is selling this hot pile of a sweatshirt that says, “I’m too pretty to do my homework so my brother has to do it for me.” UPDATE: The shirt has now been removed from their website.
The Curvy Girl Guide blogs, “Let’s get past the part where this is a God-awful graphical mess on a sweatshirt that no fashion-sensible tween would ever wear and focus on the fact that JCPenney is selling a sweatshirt that says girls are pretty and dumb and boys are smart and gullible.”
Tipster Theodora says, “This is the most offensive girl’s T-shirt I’ve seen in a while… Are they saying that pretty = dumb, or pretty = lazy? Or that homework is something to be avoided? Or that you should be pretty to get people to do things for you? I can’t think of any interpretation that isn’t the exact opposite of what parents should be teaching their daughters.”
The only way this shirt would work is if an all-female mathlete team wore them as uniforms while taking the state championship. Because then it would be ironic and hilarious, instead of faux-coy and pathetic. At least sexism is on sale; it’s marked down to $9.99 from $16.99.
Girls 7-16 Too Pretty to do Homework [JC Penney]