It reads, "Attention Single Boys Party Girl Looking for Fun, Must be Wild-N_Crazy and Go All Night Long". Ugh. I had to take a picture. I cannot IMAGINE who is thinking this is a good purchase for their daughter, no matter what the age. For the record, it was a size 12/14 GIRLS. Is it supposed to be funny or cute? Is this something you'd want your teacher (or any adult) to see you wearing? I'm hoping that's why it's at the thrift store, marked at $.99. I hope it remains there and nobody ever thinks this would be a good shirt for their daughter to wear. It's not a joke, it's not cute. To me, it's just inappropriate and sending a bad message.
I also spotted this, made my American Eagle. I know it's supposed to be funny and intended for a college kid but again...just not cool! What kind of message are we sending out there?
I'm a big advocate for building girls' confidence, teaching them to love themselves, respect their values and their bodies. I think it's harder than ever these days to grow up in a world that's connected 24/7. It seems like everybody is in everybody else's business. You almost have to represent yourself like a brand in social media! These t-shirts don't do anything to promote class or confidence. Instead they seem to encourage girls to represent themselves in a derogatory way, as party girls or wild girls. Neither of which, in my opinion, is a particularly appealing type of girl. Instead of advertising ourselves or our girls let's just encourage them to be who THEY are and who THEY want to be. Personally, I hope my daughters reflect their intelligence, love of nature, animals and sports. Beauty and appeal shines from within. I just want them to be real and BE proud of who they are!
I feel like parents have real power where this is concerned. I know these shirts are for girls but there are other common themes for boys as well along similar lines. What do you think?