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Are women allowed to teach or study? The T-shirt edition

September 12, 2011

(Women’s T-shirts released this month from Forever 21 and J. C. Penney)

allergic to algebra

ALLERGIC =TO= ALGEBRA

forever 21

i  ♥ school not …

SKOOL SUCKS

A+=amazing, B=brilliant, C=cool, D=delightful, F=fabulous

jcpenny-homework-tshirt

I’m too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it FOR ME

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 12, 2011 6:00 pm

    LOL, Theophrastus. I thought you were going to give us this tshirt or this one. Wow, sexism in the marketplace (not even the marketplace of ideas so much anymore). Sigh

    (PS – Rachel Held Evans, a woman, said something instructive today. Listen up, men!)

  2. September 12, 2011 6:25 pm

    I have to hope that the T-shirts Kurk pointed to were meant to be ironic (e.g., of the “I’m with stupid” variety.) At least they weren’t meant for children.

    But these T-shirts are meant for children or adolescents.

    You can read more in this Washington Post piece.

  3. Suzanne McCarthy permalink*
    September 12, 2011 11:15 pm

    This is valuable evidence that complementarianism is not counter cultural but actually quite in tune with culture. Sexism is still a part of our culture. I think these T shirts sound just like Wayne Grudem who wrote about complementarianism,

    “boys and girls both educated, but different preferences, abilities, and sense of calling respected.” Women’s preferences are complementary – if it is something that men think they are good at, then women need to back off, according to Grudem.

  4. September 13, 2011 8:23 am

    Ah, I see, this CBMW position is actually a step backwards from American schools segregated by race, which at least aspired to be “separate but equal.”

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