To think getting this kind of shit dealt with is what AIBU does best?
Unrulysun · 01/04/2011 13:36
Has anyone posted this monstrosity yet? too pretty to do Maths
There's a post about it on the feminism thread but I can't see one here.
It's 2011. They do know that over at Littlewoods right?
StewieGriffinsMom · 01/04/2011 13:39
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Desperateforthinnerthighs · 01/04/2011 13:42
It's mind numbingly stupid but if anyone wants to buy it so what.....it's just like the I'm too Sexy for My Shirt sort of thing.
I cant be bothered to get upset over crap like that - it's just teenage shite basically - nothing more, nothing less!
Desperateforthinnerthighs · 01/04/2011 13:49
Ninky I seriously dont see what is wrong with it other than it is just crap!! I genuinely dont understand why people read so much into stuff and cant accept it just at face value......
Why is it offensive?? It's just a gimmick?? Remeber from the 80's - Girls Just Wanna have fun?? Maybe this is the "noughties" version.....a bit of harmless fun that's all!
Unrulysun · 01/04/2011 13:49
Ha ha yes! Sorry. It's not completely unacceptable that girls should aspire to be pretty and that Maths should be seen as something hard for ugly people and boys, it's funny on both those counts. Fuck me that's hilarious! Thanks for making me see the error of my ways.
manicinsomniac · 01/04/2011 13:51
I think you're over reacting. It's nothing new.
I used to have a 'natural blonde, please speak slowly' tee shirt when I was around 13ish.
Those kinds of blonde joke slogan clothing items are tasteless and tacky but I don't think anyone takes them seriously.
Unrulysun · 01/04/2011 13:56
No it is nothing new. It's depressingly old.
When should I start letting dd know that it's OK for her to be valued only for the way she looks and that she lives in a world where that's what happens to little girls? She's only 10 months old now. Should I start letting her get accustomed to the idea from one year old or should I wait until she starts school by which time other children and adults will be helping me with this kind of shit?
NinkyNonker · 01/04/2011 13:57
But the people buying from the Littlewoods catalogue will be adults, not teens or pre-teens. So what adult in their right mind would buy that piece of tat with that message for a young person? What kind of message would you be giving? And besides, the stereotype of maths being too hard or too dull for girls, or that if you're pretty you must also be thick is obviously still alive and well otherwise this never would have been made.
manicinsomniac · 01/04/2011 13:58
I have far more of a problem with the other two in the range:
Not a huge problem but I find it a bit icky that people want to parade something that says they're better than other people, tongue in cheek or not.
Ultimately - all 3 are silly but not worth bothering with in my opinion
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