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"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

Letter 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,