American Apparel’s Period Power T-Shirt Gets a NAWL
Sometimes, making a fashion statement can go beyond edgy into “too damb much” category. American Apparel is now selling a t-shirt printed with a drawing of a masturbating vagina that’s menstruating that they call “Period Power” because ART! For $32, you too can support the work of a collective of women who do art. While rocking bleeding nether regions on your chest. O___________O
*faints* Ew. EWWWW. UGH! Do not want. Return to sender.
I’m pretty sure my lunch from yesterday just tried to make its way back up my THOAT. This is gross. Sorry not sorry. I’m a woman hear me roar and all that jazz. I’m not here to slut-shame so STFU to those who are about to come at me with that. Yes, everything this drawing shows is natural and it’s what women are supposed to do. You know what else is natural? Digestion. And I don’t need to rock a t-shirt showing my stomach acid breaking down my rice and stew. Because NO.
This drawing was created by a feminist artist named Petra and when it came across the table of the execs of American Apparel, they were like “YES!!! LET’S PUT IT ON A T-SHIRT!” Was no one in the room like “Let’s not and say we didn’t?” No one was like:
Clearly. Because it’s out on the market and it’s ridiculous.
I get that this is feminist art or whatever and if I was ALLAWAY uncouth, I’d go FEMINIST DEEZ NUTS! But I’ve grown. Therefore I will say that if being a feminist requires wearing a bloody Love Pocket that may or may not need a trim on your shirt, then I might have to tap out. This is the kind of representation of feminism that makes people shy away from the word because it’s STRAW and a bit unrelatable.
Who wants to wear this on their shirt? Come on!
And yes, folks will be all “well this is art.” I get it. And I know this is supposed to be about girl power but NAWL. ALL THE NAWLS THAT EVER NAWLED IN NAWLAND!
Ladies (and gentlemen), please don’t feel the need to rock a menstruating vagina on your tshirt to be empowered. You can battle patriarchy in ways that won’t make me uninvite you from our lunch date. Ain’t nobody here for this. By nobody, I mean me. I’m so not here for this that I tattooed the word “THERE” on my forearm.
What do y’all think of this t-shirt? you buying or nah? And if you are, tell me so I can report you as spam. The meat.