THIS IS WHY I NEED FEMINISM.
I work at a custom shirt shop. Now, we’ve done a fair amount of offensive shirts. We have discussed whether or not we should do certain types of prints, and we decided to draw the line at racism and excessive violence towards a living person (so zombies are ok but like any real person like Obama or Palin is not ok) but we never got to talk about sexism.
Then today, we get this.
This foul, insulting, incredibly hurtful “design” was presented for me to execute and print. Since the sheet is a little hard to navigate, let me spell out what exactly is going on with this particular print.
In the center of the image is a pregnant, barefoot woman holding a mop and iron, all while in a dress and apron. Around her are the words “Male Chauvinist Motorcycle Club.” This guy who is ordering this print is wanting to sell these, and he really sincerely believes this to be “the way things should be.” He’s super friendly in person and very kind, but I can’t feel comfortable talking to him anymore out of fear that he is talking down to me.
I’m so flustered by this. It makes me embarrassed to be working here. It’s harmful and crude and totally beyond me how this is deemed an acceptable thing to print.
I’m posting this to prove a point. I need your help. Please reblog or like or whatever. I need to show my coworkers and managers that this is not an ok thing to do. Thank you guys.