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#1 Old 01-30-2009, 09:31 AM
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Okay I wasn't sure where to put this but I really need to rant. My boyfriend has a shirt that has a couple pandas on it and it says "enjoi".. which leads me to believe that is the companys name? And while he and I were sorting laundry this morning I checked the tag to see how to wash it, the tag read:



"Laundry keeps women busy."



I was so offended I could not believe in 2009 this **** is still happening. Has anyone ever seen this before? Am I over reacting by being so angry? haha



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#2 Old 01-30-2009, 09:39 AM
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Enjoi has made skateboarding stuff for awhile. I thought it was funny, and I don't think I'm sexist. I think they count on people getting offended/talking about it to sell them. I'd wait to see what was on the tag of their women's line before making a judgement.



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Okay I wasn't sure where to put this but I really need to rant. My boyfriend has a shirt that has a couple pandas on it and it says "enjoi".. which leads me to believe that is the companys name? And while he and I were sorting laundry this morning I checked the tag to see how to wash it, the tag read:



"Laundry keeps women busy."



I was so offended I could not believe in 2009 this **** is still happening. Has anyone ever seen this before? Am I over reacting by being so angry? haha



Thanks for listening to the rant haha

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#3 Old 01-30-2009, 12:51 PM
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It's supposed to be a joke I think. I have problems with jokes like that a lot of the time, since usually the person saying the joke doesn't mean it. It just hurts to know that there are people in the world who do believe these things.
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I think thats pretty funny!
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Does anyone else find it a little tiny bit maybe funny that a woman was doing her boyfriend's laundry when she read this?



I wouldnt take it to heart. Yes, it sucks that people honestly think this, but the company doesn't. (and you're doing exactly what they want you to do - talking about it while spreading their brand name, getting them more publicity and maybe more sales)
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I think it's a little bit funny that they actually have the guts to put that on their tags, but a lot rude. If anything, it would make me NOT want to buy their products though. Just a little too rude for my taste.



I would be interested to know what is on the women's clothing tags though, just to see if they attempt to "even it out" I guess.
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#7 Old 01-30-2009, 04:54 PM
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It's a joke. It's kind of like the bazillion shows that portray men as fat morons.
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may be the only one but to me its not funny and it irks me off alot...
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#9 Old 01-31-2009, 11:49 AM
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haha Well I'm glad at least one person didn't find it amusing.



For the record my boyfriend was doing the laundry with me when I found the tag.



I don't know. I lived in Brazil for a long time and it's very sexist there. Women were not equal to men on so many levels. Now that I am back to the US it just woke up how women really are not "equals" like they say we are. I could go on for awhile but I won't. haha



Anyway thanks for the feedback guys.
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Funny thing is I am a male that lives a lone, guess what Laundry Keeps Me Busy too....



just remember that the company that printed the shirt has a demographic, just as I am sure the people who print the "Boys Suck" shirts do too....



Not defending the tag itself but the fact is it is a two way street.



That said if you dont like it tell the bf and if he refuses to stop supporting that company than that may be a problem you can deal with.
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Does anyone else find it a little tiny bit maybe funny that a woman was doing her boyfriend's laundry when she read this?





I lol'ed at the irony for sure!

If I had found that tag I would have peed my pants laughing at it.

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I lol'ed at the irony for sure!

If I had found that tag I would have peed my pants laughing at it.



Glad it wasn't just me!
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Personally that would have ticked me off too.
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I lol'ed at the irony for sure!

If I had found that tag I would have peed my pants laughing at it.



me too
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I'd wait to see what was on the tag of their women's line before making a judgement.



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I would be interested to know what is on the women's clothing tags though, just to see if they attempt to "even it out" I guess.

I've always wondered why people think sexism can be "evened out" by slamming men.



I mean, if I hit someone, and then offer to let them hit me back, is that "evening things out", or is it just plain wrong?



Why do some men value sexism so much that they are willing to allow women to try to insult them back, just to maintain the privilege of continuing to promote sexist views? Being expected to tolerate sexist stereotypes against women, and claiming that it is acceptable because women are free to maintain sexist stereotypes against men if they want to, is pretty damn stupid, in my opinion.



None of this is directed at anyone in particular, I just collected those quotes because they are examples of the idea I am trying to challenge.

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Views are a lot like hitting people.
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Have to admit I chuckled at it myself.



If you register on their website they ask for your sister's bra size and cell number.



Just goofy skateboarder antics.
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me too

+ another 1

(honestly, I really wouldn't know how to stand life, if I couldn't simply laugh off something like this, and/or laugh at myself occasionally)
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I got a chuckle out of it myself.



Kinda similar to this tag:



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I got a chuckle out of it myself.



Kinda similar to this tag:






This doesnt amuse me either the implication that doing my laundry is my moms job makes me wanna puke.......thats sooo offensive...where is a tag about a Dad doing something? hmmmmmm intresting....very intresting...
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Sorry, I thought both were funny as hell. I think people need to lighten up a bit.
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Sorry, I thought both were funny as hell. I think people need to lighten up a bit.




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It's kind of like the bazillion shows that portray men as fat morons.

Fat morons with young, sexy, attractive wives.

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i'm kind of torn between being amused and offended. if that item of clothing was a guy's and at my house, i would probably get a permanent marker and blacken out the "wo" part. it'd make no difference, but i'd feel better.

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I've always wondered why people think sexism can be "evened out" by slamming men.



I mean, if I hit someone, and then offer to let them hit me back, is that "evening things out", or is it just plain wrong?



Why do some men value sexism so much that they are willing to allow women to try to insult them back, just to maintain the privilege of continuing to promote sexist views? Being expected to tolerate sexist stereotypes against women, and claiming that it is acceptable because women are free to maintain sexist stereotypes against men if they want to, is pretty damn stupid, in my opinion.



None of this is directed at anyone in particular, I just collected those quotes because they are examples of the idea I am trying to challenge.



The tag was on a piece of clothing made by a skateboarding company. Most urban type industries (i.e. urban outfitters) tend to add humor in their lines on both sides of the gender spectrum. Personally, I like women that are *****y and have a good sense of humor.



The definition of sexism is based off of socially practiced gender roles. If we (society) didn't exhibit the behaviors, NO ONE would be offended by this or amused by it as well. To look at it and laugh would mean that we recognize the "wrongness" of it to a point. To be offended by it only confirms it.
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Honestly, I don't have that much time in the day. I am going to use what time I do have by not being offended by everything.



edit: By the way, in college I took many sex and gender classes. I even had to read the Ya-Ya books as an assignment.
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I remember doing a study in one of my college sex/gender classes. Typically in sitcoms the "fat and dumb" husband as one of you put it works a blue collar job. Where if the husband appears smart and fit, he's in a very high executive position.
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