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Live Out Your War Crime Dreams–Shop Target And Buy Women’s “Trophy” Shirt

July 22, 2015

If you weren’t convinced of Target’s ability to sell women’s bodies, starting when they are little girls with sexualized shorts set to encourage pedophilia into the norms, you might find more proof in the form of the t-shirt that calls women a “trophy” as if they are spoils of war, handed about like property or otherwise sold into Target-style slavery.

While “supporters” of sexual slavery call it “fun,”

In response to the individual Facebook posts, Target expressed appreciation to users for sharing their opinions. “Thanks for reaching out to us! It’s never our intention to offend guests with our merchandise. This has been shared with the appropriate teams,” it wrote in response to one of the photos.

Some of those customers have posted online defending the shirt.Wrote one fan of the shirt on Twitter: “There’s nothing wrong with selling a ‘trophy’ shirt. That’s just letting people know, if you get me you’ve won.” Another added, “I would honestly buy the trophy shirt from @target. I think I’m great, and I want people to know how great I am.”

not all are in that same camp:

One woman has even started a petition on Change.org demanding that Target stop selling the shirt. “The truth is that millions of women and young girls are taken as ‘trophies’ every year in war, sex trafficking, slavery, and rape,” writes Amanda R., the author of the petition. “The perpetrators see women as ‘things’ that are bought, sold, traded, and ‘won’ through force where they are then beaten, abused, tortured, raped, and murdered for the sole purpose of ‘victory.’ The word trophy should not refer to any person, man, or woman because we are not THINGS — we are human beings. Labeling any person as a ‘Trophy’ is demeaning their humanity and objectifying them as a tangible object that can be bought, used, and disposed of.” The petition, which was posted online in June, has received more than 700 signatures so far.

What’s wrong with treating women like “trophies” or war crime prizes? Nothing if you think you would like to espouse, say, Serbia’s ideology. Perhaps Boko Haram isn’t a problem for women, Target? Who is really that out of touch?

 

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