Just when you think one is over the next one comes, Twitter is back at it again in a debate on a J. Crew kids t-shirt. The shirt in question is a t-shirt that reads "I am a feminist too."
The t-shirt is part of a campaign J.Crew is doing with another company called prinkshop. The company's purpose is to create fashion that has a meaning behind it. They believe in silkscreening because it has the power to create a narrative on issues that face society.
The reason that people are commenting online is due to the message on the t-shirt and the debate of whether or not children can understand ideologies like feminism.
While some believe that children can not understand many have made a case for feminism, explaining that it is not political it's just equality and human rights.
Y'all... don't make your children pawns in your political game. It ain't cute. I work in politics and my almost 5 yr old doesn't even know what I do or who the president is. All she knows is that I talk to her "uncle @benshapiro." https://t.co/1OGOdyutjW— Elisha (@ElishaKrauss) May 30, 2018
People are angry about J. Crew selling this boys shirt? Shouldn’t we all be feminists? pic.twitter.com/zHJ870L8UC— Kevin Rozell (@Zellyanks) May 31, 2018
This hurts my brain. Isn’t it exhausting to get so offended by everything. Like are you trying to raise your son to not believe in equality or? Feminism isn’t political. It’s about recognizing women are human. Lordt.— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) June 1, 2018
Another user took the opportunity to look at J.Crew as a company. They pointed out that the main people working in garment factories for fast fashion companies are women.
imagine being mad at J. Crew for a kids feminist shirt instead of its exploitative sweatshop labor contracting pic.twitter.com/Q59ifenBPz— FacePaulm Revere🌹 (@yaboyfacepaulm) May 31, 2018
J.Crew has remained committed to the selling the shirt and even said it demonstrated their dedication to equality. In a statement, they said, "J.Crew stands for equality, and is for everybody."
Source: Marie Claire