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To ask you to tell this shop that having 'I love sluts' in their window is not ok?

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Kaloobear Wed 10-Oct-12 11:09:52

Link here to my original thread: link

They are on Facebook here:

Amanda's of York Facebook page

There is a t-shirt in their window that has been there all week that says 'I love sluts' on it. I have been in twice to complain that it's offensive and been told I'm being obnoxious, it's just a t-shirt, people find it funny, it's a best seller, etc etc.

Maybe some people do find it funny; I don't. I think it's awful. It promotes woman-hating language and suggests it's ok to judge women on their sexual habits, call them names and treat them as worthless. I don't know any women or men who would find this funny, but apparently it's ok to offend everyone who walks past the shop in order to appeal to the few neanderthals out there who would laugh at it.

I know not everyone's a feminist, I know some people will think I'm having a sense of humour failure, and I know that in the grand scheme of things it's one small statement. But I feel like it stands for a lot more, and I am more incensed by it every day that I walk past it.

If it makes you angry too, please tell them. They also have a website, Amanda's of York, that has contact details if you would like to get in touch but don't have/want to Facebook.

Boomerwang Wed 10-Oct-12 11:12:47

I've done my bit. I'm not bothered about the ins and outs of such an item, I just find it offensive and it sure as hell shouldn't be in the window where kids can see it.

Boomerwang Wed 10-Oct-12 11:13:08

Btw let us know if it gets removed.

quoteunquote Wed 10-Oct-12 11:17:43


BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Wed 10-Oct-12 11:21:43

I know not everyone's a feminist

I'm not a feminist but I still find slogans like this awful! I think they are the obnoxious ones to be honest!

catwomanlikesmeatballs Wed 10-Oct-12 11:23:29

yabu, why would they care for the opinions of people who are not and never will be their customer base? It's silly.

Kaloobear Wed 10-Oct-12 11:24:02

Thank you thank you thank you! I really want to unleash the power of Mumsnet on these people! I'll let you know if/when it gets taken down...fingers crossed sooner rather than later.

SoleSource Wed 10-Oct-12 11:24:10


Kaloobear Wed 10-Oct-12 11:24:52

catwoman I AM their customer base. They sell clothes by loads of different designers. I've bought things from them before. But I won't again!

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Wed 10-Oct-12 11:25:41

I have told them to take it down........let us know if they do!! People are complaning about it thick and fast smile

Kaloobear Wed 10-Oct-12 11:31:23

God I love Mumsnet grin

Hippolyta20 Wed 10-Oct-12 11:32:41

Done - How awful.

Let us know what happens.

minouminou Wed 10-Oct-12 11:35:49

See, this kind of shit is why I cried at DD's anomaly scan.

I really don't want my daughter growing up in a world that thinks this is a harmless joke.

ClippedPhoenix Wed 10-Oct-12 11:40:15


steppemum Wed 10-Oct-12 11:41:02

While I agree that the slogan is offensive, I think you might find it is a reference to the slut walks?? Which are feminist reclaiming their bodies and language etc.

I am not sure I get it. Never been on a slut march, may have it wrong. But I am not sure it is a simple as you think

WorraLiberty Wed 10-Oct-12 11:41:54

If they do take it down, I imagine it'll be because it's been there for a week so they would have changed the display anyway.

Or considering how much advertising this is bringing them, they might decide to leave it up for another few.

Lovelygoldboots Wed 10-Oct-12 11:42:04

Jesus Christ, that is beyond offensive. sad angry

BigWitchLegsInWailyTights Wed 10-Oct-12 11:43:31

Yes but that is in different context Steppemum and anyway not all Feminists believe that the Slutwalks are effective.

OP yanbu. It's bollocks and I will be complaining. Stupid people.

RatherBeACyborg Wed 10-Oct-12 11:46:32

But very few people will connect it with the slut march. (Which I don't like either). I have commented as well.

Kaloobear Wed 10-Oct-12 11:46:48

Worra that's my one concern. I'm hoping the negative publicity will outweigh the good...

Pretty certain it's nothing to do with the slutwalks by the way. It's definitely for men and I think the shop assistant would have told me when I went in to complain.

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 10-Oct-12 11:47:01

done! Lovely mumsnet.

PeggyCarter Wed 10-Oct-12 11:47:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

minouminou Wed 10-Oct-12 11:48:05

I can see the perma-tanned fuckwits who will wear this t-shirt now.....dragging their knuckles down Stonegate.

Kaloobear Wed 10-Oct-12 11:48:41

I object to the slogan AND to the fact that the shop has decided to stock it and put it in it's window. And yes, good idea to complain to the manufacturer too-thank you.

Kaloobear Wed 10-Oct-12 11:49:19

ITS. Not it's. Sorry!

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