Here we go again:
This t-shirt is for sale just in time for “back to school.” Isn’t that just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? A girl’s t-shirt that tells her (and us) that she can’t do math but it’s not a big deal.
It’s funny, you know? I looked on the website for The Children’s Place and didn’t see a corresponding boys’ t-shirt that says his best subjects are…football, TV, and accidentally breaking things. What would the unchecked box be….reading? writing? empathy?
A few weeks ago, I was in a children’s store–Gap, maybe, or Old Navy, something like that–and the boys noticed that the store was divided into the pink section and the non-pink section (Okay, they’re a little slow. Give ’em a break, they’re boys.) When I said that the store marketers figured that it would sell more merchandise or something, Liam (who is 12), had a very succinct response:
We’ve weathered the ridiculous JC Penney shirts, the disgusting Victoria’s Secret underpants…and corporate America keeps right on swinging back, hell-bent, it seems, on sending the message that girls are…less than boys. And, as Liam would say, “it’s stupid.”
You want a funny shirt? Try this:
Now that is a shirt any kid could wear, just in time for back to school. Funny–and grammatically correct.