Yes, it says "I NEED A HERO"
Sexist in it's own right, and sexist when compared to the Teen Boys shirt (which says "Be A Hero").
Really, this shirt is sexist in so many ways.
- There's the erasure of the female Avengers (Black Widow, the Wasp) and other female Super Heroes (like half of the X-Men, which is why they were my favorite superhero teams as a child).
- Then there's the absolute horrible messaging. Boys can be heroes, but girls can't. We just have to sit around waiting to be saved. Which just plays into all the standard patriarchy gender roles especially as they apply to stories/literature; girls are trophies for active males, they aren't active in their own right.
And women and girls are just supposed to pay money for these messages?
Now we're hardly the first to call out this t-shirt, and Disney has already pulled it (which how it got created in the first place still boggles my mind).
Of course they still have this other sexist shirt...
Too bad it's not a picture of Black Widow.
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