Another day, another pro-rape T-shirt on my Facebook feed

Today, on my Facebook feed I saw a photo author Rebecca Hains posted of a T-shirt that reads:

Two Beers Three Margaritas Four Jello Shots Taking Home The Girl Who Drank All the Above PRICELESS

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I’m exhausted by responding to endless images and narratives that normalize rape and the oppression of women. But I guess that’s the point, right? You just run out of energy. We can’t let that happen so I did some research. Turns out the shirt is made by a company called Iron Horse Helmets. Though it can be difficult in these instances to figure out who created the thing you’re trying to protest, a quote on the Iron Horse site makes it pretty clear:

Not afraid to express yourself? Good, our Tees got attitude and something to say. Make a statement or make ’em laugh with T-shirts from Iron Horse Helmets. Got a great idea for the next Iron Horse Helmet T-shirt, send it to us – we won’t give ya nothing for it, but we might use it and will be sure to take all the credit for it.

Please contact Iron Horse Helmets and tell them you’re #NotBuyingIt. Let them know promoting rape isn’t funny, it’s dangerous. I can’t believe that statement is the radical one.

Tweet them:

@IronHorseHelmet

Call them:

1.800.978.9468

2 thoughts on “Another day, another pro-rape T-shirt on my Facebook feed

  1. Call me cynical, but perhaps there’s some use in t-shirts of that kind. I mean, they serve as a warning.
    However, that’s the individualistic approach. When I see a man with such a t-shirt, I know to stay away from him. To others, however, it normalizes rape, and they might victim-blame as a result of that.
    So, all in all, yeah, it would be better if that sort of shirt wasn’t sold. And produced.
    I wonder what the women in Bangladesh who sew those shirts would say to the message … (I don’t know of course, but I am pretty sure those shirts are cheap and produced by underpaid women.)

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