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JCPenny currently stocks a vomit inducing prettied upshirt  that reads “I’m too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me.”

An image of the shirt and the petition to stop promoting sexist messages to girls can be found here: http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-jcpenney-to-stop-promoting-sexist-messaging-to-girls

Rarely am I this appalled.  Pretty girls do not have to strive academically?  Pretty girls must rely on the male gender to do work for them?  Pretty girls are more entitled? What’s next, a shirt that says pretty girls do not have valid opinions and should not be allowed to vote?  What about the girls who struggle in school and have body issues, are we trying to tell them they have no value in society?

As if the shirt is not bad enough by itself, the caption on the store website reads: “Who has time for homework when there’s a new Justin Bieber album out? She’ll love this tee that’s just as cute and sassy as she is.”

JCPenny, this is not cute.

Sign the petition if you think girls have value beyond their looks.  If you don’t, Darwinism will take care of you soon enough.

-Eliabeth Hawthorne

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