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Feb. 28th, 2008 | 08:21 pm
posted by: coldneedles in kissmyassvogue

The f-word uk blog picked up on this t-shirt from David and Goliath (the same company behind the dubious "Boys are stupid, throw rocks at them" brand).







I very quickly emailed them at david@davidandgoliath.com, although other people emailed them at questions@davidandgoliath.com. Perhaps mean spiritedly I hope the company gets floods of complaints about this.

"Your "No means no, well maybe if I'm drunk!" is a horribly tasteless and irresponsible. I cannot believe that a retailer would actually produce a t-shirt making light of rape, especially aimed at a young audience. This perpetuates the view that plying someone with alcohol until they 'consent' is acceptable. Shame on you!"

I know this isn't strictly to do with beauty standards, but, as I have seen many t-shirts with similar sentiments, it certainly says a lot about what some clothing companies think of women and rape. Frighteningly a lot of the public probably shares the same attitudes.

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stephanie

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from: 1800savetheday
date: Feb. 28th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
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Wow that is just. Really really upsetting. And really just. It makes me want to cry.

I'm going to write a letter too. Gosh.

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fermé

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from: missinfinity
date: Feb. 28th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
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NOT COOL.

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Emiwee

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from: juicy_peach
date: Feb. 28th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
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Ew...and I have a t-shirt from that company. It's not tasteless and I bought it five years or so ago. Still, I'm ashamed that I own it.

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Reckless Kelly

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from: shiningstar55
date: Feb. 28th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
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That is just horrendous.

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kostika

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from: kostika
date: Feb. 28th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
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naw I'd say it fits the community. It is fashion related and statement tshirts are a big thing right now.

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Jen

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from: jekesta
date: Feb. 28th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)
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Fucking hell.

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from: vulgarcriminal
date: Feb. 29th, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
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You could contact local media and mention he's also a dirty plagiarist!

http://www.miketyndall.com/todd_goldman/

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ariel

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from: unprotectedrex
date: Feb. 29th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
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I sent in a link to the shirt to the blog Feministing:
http://feministing.com/archives/008698.html
And today, the shirt has already been pulled from the site after all the complaint mail they've gotten!:
http://feministing.com/archives/008704.html

Thanks so much for posting this!

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Emiwee

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from: juicy_peach
date: Feb. 29th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
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Yay! :D

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from: moonkisu
date: Mar. 1st, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
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just a stupid company trying to be cheeky and 'cute' .. unfortunately, they fail.

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