“it’s not rape it’s a snuggle with a struggle” t-shirt

Source article: http://tinyurl.com/m4lz9tj

It's not rape t-shirtYes, you read that correctly. I’ve looked at this article several times now and I still get sick to my stomach to think that this actually fucking ended up on a shirt that was sold in the Philippines until store managers pulled them, and can still be bought online from a U.S. based shop.

I’m just going to give you a couple of minutes to let this sink in. According to the article, the shirt wasn’t pulled until social media blew up with rage. So that means that someone designed this T-shirt, someone approved it, multiple someones printed the shirts, packaged them, shipped them, opened the boxes in the back of the stores and hung them up on the racks. And no one read it and thought, “Gee, that’s rather offensive. This shouldn’t be on a t-shirt, let alone for sale.” It took a tourist snapping a pic to get them to take note.

We’ve come to expect a certain level of ignorant blindness when dealing with rape culture, but sometimes the evidence of that lack of understanding is hard to comprehend.


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