Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I'm with Stupid

There's been eleventy and a half feminist bloggers already mention these, so I really doubt I have much quality to add to the topic. Just one little thing....

(Background: as of Sunday, Internets was reporting that "some" of the shirts were being pulled from stores. Part of their response was due to a few young women - what I'm sure spokespeople at A&F viewed as "cheeky Alleghany County girls who started an adorable and precious lil' boycott/girlcott, just the kind of female Americans who represent Abercrombie Girlswear!" Sigh, whatever. I hate the talkie talkie businesspeople, they make my head hurt. Except, they haven't really been pulled. I just logged online (btw - is Abercrombie and Fitch SFW? I don't know. I do know there is a half-naked teen boy with a far-off glazed/come-hither/naked torso look on the front splash, so watch yr back, guvment employees!!!) and why hello. Still up for purchase! You can buy any of them you so desire, except for the "Who Needs Brains When You Have These?" and ""Anatomy Tutor" versions. Those, now, those shirts just really crossed a line. My personal favorite is the Fat one. I just love it. I want it in ROY G BIV, a different color for every day. If we've learned anything in these recent heady, glorious years, it's that anorexia nervosa is the hep.)

Anyways- besides being offensive and degrading, and big corporation using woman as weapons against themselves, so on/such forth/misc/etc/, I haven't read anywhere else comments on the shokingly obvious:

WHO WOULD PAY 25 DOLLARS FOR A TEE SHIRT?

Come out, come out, wherever you are.

4 comments:

A Unique Alias said...

I paid $25-or-so (well, with shipping) for the Litany of Beer T-Shirt . . . and that was all your fault.

Now I'm identifiable as a drunken nerd everywhere I go. :-(

The Governess said...

I was totally unaware that teeshirt cost $25. It not longer has my endorsement. You could have made it yourself with Hanes and a sharpie. My apologies.

tom said...

I usually budget $10 for each level of irony.

nm said...

plus, it comes in small, medium and large. why would you sell that shirt in anything other than a small?