“Who has time to do homework when there is a new Justin Bieber album out?” That was JCPenney’s product description of a shirt for girls aged 7-16. The shirt read: “I’m too pretty to do homework, so my brother has to do it for me.”
Then Forever 21 created a shirt for young girls that read “Allergic to Algebra.”
Both shirts have been withdrawn from the market, following public outcry. In the Feministing community blog today, I write about gender stereotypes, fashion and education. I would love to know what you think! The tag line is broken on Feministing, so I currently appear as Ms. First Name Last Name, but rest assured that these words are coming from me about an issue I care a lot about. Also, if you do not have an account at Feministing and wish to comment, you may either sign up for one or share your thoughts on the subject here.
Updated: The winner of the Ordinary Sparkling Moments give-away is Mary Leach. Mary, congratulations – please send me your mailing address! And thank you all for sharing your moments of joy, for they made me joyous. Have a beautiful weekend!