As well as selling porn themed tshirts, City Beach also sell products that promote and glorify drunken sexual violence. The tshirt 'Drink F@#! Fight' by designer brand 187 Inc is a frequent feature in City Beach, and is also featured on wallets and stubby holders. These products feature a tattooed woman in skimpy underwear with a torn crop top exposing most of her breasts, along with the phrase 'drink fck fight' and images of alcohol bottles.
Equally disturbing, is that the term '187' is in fact a slang term for the crime of murder.
"It refers to Section 187 of the California Penal Code, which defines the crime of murder. The number "187" has been used by gangs throughout the United States as a synonym for murder; this usage has been reported as far away as Florida, Wisconsin and even the United Kingdom."
We have very specific laws in our society against intoxication and abuse, yet 187 and City Beach constantly glorify the notion of drunken sexual violence. This is not an acceptable message to be sending to young men and women.
I am currently searching for a direct email contact for 187 Inc and will add that as soon as possible.
Please sign this petition and share widely with your friends to ask City Beach to stop promoting drunken sexual violence in their stores!
Dear City Beach,
I am writing to ask you to immediately Stop Selling products promoting Drunken Sexual Violence.
Your decision to promote and sell products by '187 Inc' such as the 'Drink F@#! Fight' tshirt, wallets and stubby holders, send a dangerous message to young men and women about alcohol consumption, violence and sex.
The term '187' is in itself, a slang word for the crime of murder, referring to section 187 of the California Penal Code.
We have very specific laws in our society against intoxication and abuse, yet you are selling products that directly oppose our countries laws, and are choosing to encourage abusive, criminal behaviour.
This is not an acceptable message to be sending to young men and women and I will not support you using highly sexualised images of women to glorify such disgusting attitudes.
Until you remove all products glorifying drunken sexual abuse I will be boycotting your store and encouraging all of my colleagues, friends and family to do the same.