DC Comics apologizes for sexist clothing
DC Comics is saying sorry for some terribly sexist clothing. If you're confused, I don't blame you. What do comics have to do with sexist clothing? The answer should be nothing, but alas, we have this.
This t-shirt is on sale at Walmart and actually sold out on Amazon. The shirt reads "Training to be Batmans Wife."
So, for less than 10-bucks you can tell the world the best you're hoping for as a woman is to be some superhero's wife.
Jezebel takes the critique a step further asking: "What does "training" mean here, anyway? Training to be thin enough, pretty enough for the likes of Bruce Wayne? Or perhaps training on how to cook and clean for the caped crusader?"
To make matters worse, Batman's wife in training t-shirt was found in the Juniors section -- but it doesn't stop there.
This photo was posted just a few days ago showing baby pajamas that read for her: 'I Only Date Heroes' and for him: 'Future Man of Steel.'
So, apparently only little boys can be superheros, and little girls, congratulations, because you might get to date one.
Thankfully, toddlers can't read --- but parents can -- and many of them are furious.
A writer at The Mary Sue suggests "Let's have a bunch of t-shirts for little girls that depict Supergirl or Batgirl being a badass, or maybe a Justice League shirt for boys that doesn't ignore the fact that Wonder Woman is a member."
Surprisingly, the head honchos at DC seem to agree. A spokesperson told The Huffington Post:
"DC Comics is home to many of the greatest male and female Super Heroes in the world. All our fans are incredibly important to us, and we understand that the messages on certain T-shirts are offensive.
We agree. Our company is committed to empowering boys and girls, men and women, through our characters and stories. Accordingly, we are taking a look at our licensing and product design process to ensure that all our consumer products reflect our core values and philosophy."
Obviously someone over at DC had to green-light the offensive clothing in the first place, but we're glad they're on board to make it right.
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