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20 Shirts for girls that aren't ridiculously sexist

Maria Mora is a freelance writer and single mom fueled by coffee, questionable time management skills, toaster oven waffles and the color orange. She lives in Florida with her two young sons. If you see her on Twitter, tell her to stop p...

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

Tired of sexist shirts for girls? You're not alone, and you don't need to develop a better sense of humor. Instead, become a savvy shopper and use your buying power to make a statement.

Target has joined the ranks of retailers who don't seem to get it. There's nothing wrong with wanting to be in a relationship someday, but the message that girls are wives and girlfriends and boys are heroes is a symptom of sexism, and it needs to stop. It isn't "just a shirt" anymore when sexism is a serious issue in our culture. Next time you're trying to find cool clothes for your kids, try one of these shirts that don't set limitations on girls' potential.

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

I Love Me graphic tee (The Children's Place, $10)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

Future Batgirl tee (Old Navy, $9)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

I Am a Super Hero tee (Old Navy, $9)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

Wonder Woman tee (Old Navy, $12)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

Be You tee (Old Navy, $10)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

Be Yourself tee (The Children's Place, $10)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

Wild and Free tee (Gap, $20)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

Shoot For the Moon tee (Gap, $17)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

NASA Crew tee (Lands' End, $17)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

Girl Genius tee (Lands' End, $20)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

Honor Roll tee (Crazy 8, $15)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

Strong Like a Girl tee (Walmart, $5)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

Smart tee (Gymboree, $15)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

Marvel Comics tee (Target, $10)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

Elizabeth Blackwell Pioneer tee (Peek, $25)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

Positive Thinker tee (Peek, $25)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

I'm a Superhero tee (Amazon, $20)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

Minecraft tee (Think Geek, $10)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

Creeper tee (Think Geek, $10)

Here are 20 shirts for girls who don't want to be Superman's girlfriend

STEM Girl tee (Look Human, $28)

Of course, your daughter can always shop in the boys' section for cool shirts. But it's okay to love traditionally girl colors and being a badass. Being a "girlie girl" or loving princesses isn't synonymous with being vapid. Girls need to know they can wear sparkles while taking over the world — or they can avoid sparkles with a passion while taking over the world. It's all about not being limited by society's expectations of women. You got this, girls.

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