Don’t worry I still have my “Barbie wants to be me” t-shirt. And I still wear it. Often. Even at work.
What’s behind the new t-shirt:
Page 3 is featured on The Sun, a popular national British newspaper and it basically consists of a picture of a young topless woman with no more than her name and her age.
A group of people have started a campaign to kindly ask the newspaper to stop publishing it, (check and sign here in case you were interested) and I decided to support them, hence the t-shirt. I think that this page can explain very well all the reasons behind the campaign, reasons that I mostly agree with.
I think my interest in having more active role to fight sexism has been triggered by the following conversation I had with my previous employer a while ago.
I said conversation? I meant monologue, he wasn’t really having conversations with people. He just liked the sound of his voice.
Men are genetically made to aim at independence. Money gives you independence. Women, on the other hand, just want to find a man that provides for them and makes them feel secure. Don’t you agree?
No. I don’t. You are a sexist pig.
So, here’s the story.
Just a quick update on my extra curricular activities, since I haven’t seen you in ages and when we’re together we never have the chance to talk about this.
Some of my other favourite websites related to the topic: