The shirt was titled "Best Subjects" and items checked off included Shopping, Music and Dancing; however Math was also listed but not checked off. At the bottom of the shirt it read: "Well, Nobody's Perfect."
This implied that girls are not good at math. Psht. Not cool Children's Place!
Children's Place tweeted that “We take feedback from our customers seriously. We pulled the tshirt from our stores and express apologies to anyone we may have offended.” The company also noted that “There are countless women… who excel in math, including our very own CEO.”
It seems we have a lot of smart women did the math when it came to deciding that this shirt was definitely 100% sexist and 0% feminist. Groups like Miss Representation called upon Average girls and women to speak up against the message this company was sending to young girls.
Miss Representation uses the hashtag #NotBuyingIt to call out sexism in the media and do they ever! I am an avid follower of their twitter and facebook accounts and it seems like every time someone spots something sexist...a few days later after Miss Representation calls girls into action...the products are taken off the shelves, replaced or modified to provide a more equal message. Now that is power in numbers! Whoever said girls can't do math?
Check out the Miss Representation website to see the latest on how you can help take action against harmful media messages!