I Can’t Believe These Sexist Messages on Baby Clothes

You guys, parenting is about making mistakes, and the sooner you accept that you’re going to make a lot of them, the happier you’ll be.

In my little miracle baby’s short 18 months, I’ve made approximately 1,293 mistakes.  And I keep making them!  The latest one?  Sexist messages on his clothes.  I swear, I didn’t realize they were sexist.  I thought they were literary references!

Thank God the New York Times‘ parenting blog pointed me in the right direction.  According to a recent post, girls’ clothes tend to emphasize prettiness and cuteness, while boys clothes tend to emphasize intelligence.  One JC Penney t-shirt apparently read “I’m Too Pretty To Do Homework So My Brother Has To Do It for Me”.

The last thing I want to do is give my baby a complex or have him inadvertently give someone else one, so I burrowed through his mountain of clothes to get rid of anything offensive.  Well, I was shocked – shocked! – by how many t-shirts he had with questionable messages.  Here’s just a few of them:

“I’m with stupid”
“You’re stupid”
“I’m quite stupid”
“Stop Looking At My Jugs”
“No Fat Chicks”
“Only Fat Chicks”
“Fat Chicks?  I’ll Take Two!”
“Heaven is for Hotties”
“I’d Rather Be Rich Than Ugly”
“I Might Be Fat, But You’re Poor”
“You’ve Got A Sweet Set Of Jugs”
“Kiss me, I’m Irish.  Not on the lips.  On the butt.”
“Pretty People Make The Best Friends”
“If You’re Not Pretty, Stop Talking To Me”
“My Mommy’s Pretty And Therefore Worthwhile”
“Mr. Drunk”
“I Go From Zero To Horny In 3.5 Beers”
“If You Can Read This You’re Not Drunk Enough”
“Jesus Is Watching You, So Stop Staring At My Cans”I can assure you, all of those shirts went straight into the bin.   Except for a pair of sweatpants that say “Sweetpants” on them.  I don’t get it, but I love it!


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