Tell J.C. Penny to stop selling sexist t-shirts to girls!
  • Petitioned Myron E. (Mike) Ullman, III

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Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, J.C. Penny
Myron E. (Mike) Ullman, III
SVP, General Merchandise Manager -- Children’s, J.C. Penny
Clark McNaught

Tell J.C. Penny to stop selling sexist t-shirts to girls!

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      Ms. Magazine

Trying to be "cute" J.C. Penney continues to promote merchandise that encourages girls to value looks over smarts and leave brains to the boys.

A shirt for sale for girls ages 7-16 reads: "My best subjects: shopping, boys, music, dancing." The caption next to it reads: "These are the subjects I TOTALLY ROCK at!"

In a world where women and girls are continually fed sexist messages about the importance of their looks and women continue to fight for equality and respect, J.C. Penny is happy to stick with the status quo. This shirt tells girls that academics are not as important as, say, shopping or boys.

Ask J.C. Penney to stop selling their sexist T-shirts to impressionable young girls.

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    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      Stop selling sexist T-shirts to impressionable young girls

      Trying to be "cute" J.C. Penney continues to promote merchandise that encourages girls to value looks over smarts and leave brains to the boys.

      A shirt for sale for girls ages 7-16 reads: "My best subjects: shopping, boys, music, dancing." The caption next to it reads: "These are the subjects I TOTALLY ROCK at!"

      In a world where women and girls are continually fed sexist messages about the importance of their looks and women continue to fight for equality and respect, J.C. Penny is happy to stick with the status quo. This shirt tells girls that academics are not as important as, say, shopping or boys.

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    • Celeste Turner SANTA FE, NM
      • over 2 years ago

      J C Penney talks the talk...but they don't walk the walk.

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    • Jennifer Belair READING, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      For my beautiful 3 month old daughter, and daughters everywhere.

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    • Amanda Erinc EAST LANSING, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      This just furthers stereotypes about women. All we care about is boys, shopping, and having fun? No. We're people with purposes and lives beyond this. No one is this one-dimensional. How are we to change stereotypes with clothing that perpetuates a condescending attitude toward ourselves?

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    • Eric Kaplan ALLENDALE, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Need I give a reason?!?

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