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Stop selling sexist t-shirts!
  • Petitioned Zazzle.com

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Zazzle.com

Stop selling sexist t-shirts!

    1. Angela Ambroz
    2. Petition by

      Angela Ambroz

      Cambridge, MA

"Cool story, babe. Now go make me a sandwich."

http://www.zazzle.com/cool+story+babe+tshirts

Sounds like a pretty thoughtless, sexist joke. And maybe it's harmless? But I don't think so. I don't think sexism like that should have any traffic in a world where women still earn 80 cents for every dollar a man earns. Where women's bodies are objectified and politicized, and they're made to feel ashamed for being who they are: women.

I don't think this joke is just stupid (though it is certainly that), I think it's dangerous. What sort of message are we sending girls? "Look, this is funny!" It's not. Just replace the sexist edge of this joke with a racist, or homophobic, or anti-Semitic one. Doesn't seem so harmless anymore, does it?

 

STEP 1

I say we boycott any shops that sell sexist crap like this (list of URLs at the bottom).

 

STEP 2

Sign this petition, and let's put some pressure on these sites to REMOVE t-shirts like this! We can start with Zazzle.com!

 

URLs of shops selling this shirt:

Zazzle.com: http://www.zazzle.com/cool+story+babe+tshirts
Spreadshirt.com: http://www.spreadshirt.com/cool-story-babe-long-sleeve-shirts-C3376A10906109
TeeShirtPalace.com: http://www.teeshirtpalace.com/cool-story-babe-now-blow-me-t-shirt-adult-humor-funny.html?utm_source=googlepepla&utm_medium=adwords&id=22209859648&utm_content=pla&gclid=CJquu9DF6rICFehDMgodzlkA1w
FunnyShirts.org: http://www.funnyshirts.org/design/50e7e922a41d1713243393586cfe3a8f_2551&utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=googlebase?gclid=CMOK4dDF6rICFelFMgod1xAAwg
CustomizedGirl.com: http://www.customizedgirl.com/design/8047cd145174477b53949b4d8b0708da_1924711?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=googlebase&cvsfa=2542&cvsfe=2&cvsfhu=31393234373131&gclid=CN6UtdHF6rICFcxAMgodLEYAmw
RedBubble.com: http://www.redbubble.com/people/mrtdoank/works/9405690-cool-story-babe?country_code=US&p=t-shirt&utm_campaign=shopping&utm_medium=google_products&utm_source=google&gclid=CPGp2tHF6rICFYZaMgodEk8Acw

To:
Zazzle.com
Dear Zazzle.com,

http://www.zazzle.com/cool+story+babe+gifts

Cool t-shirt, Zazzle.com. Just joshin' - I'm being facetious. Whoa! Did I - a WOMAN - just use a big word? I don't think I found it in my boobs. I think I found it somewhere in my brain. Maybe you should use some brains and stop filling the Internet with sexist crap that I'm not interested in buying.

Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Missive has been sent to Zazzle.com's "Contact Us" robot

      Angela Ambroz
      Petition Organizer

      For the record, I just used Zazzle.com's Contact Us widget to let them know that I think this t-shirt design is lame and offensive and should be taken down. I also linked them to this petition, so they're aware. Let's see what happens!

      Angela

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Julian tyrone GARLAND, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      These shirts are so annoying. I hate them so much. The fact that I see them at every t-shirt stand at the mall just pisses me off.

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    • Katherine Nilsen UPLAND, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      One day when women are the leading class of world, they'll be the ones making the sandwiches. Lazy bigots.

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    • Erica Jiles EASTMAN, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because sexism isn't funny. And that sandwich joke is so old now, anyway.

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    • Katy DeKoter SPIRIT LAKE, IA
      • about 2 years ago

      And we wonder why respect for women has declined in our country. Yes, we ALL have contributed to this state of mind. I'm not shopping Zazzle for my granddaughters anymore.

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    • symphony kasmarik BELLE VERNON PA, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      that shirt is rude hurtful and definetely NOT funny

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