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.
I Love Me graphic tee (The Children's Place, $10)
Future Batgirl tee (Old Navy, $9)
I Am a Super Hero tee (Old Navy, $9)
Wonder Woman tee (Old Navy, $12)
Be You tee (Old Navy, $10)
Be Yourself tee (The Children's Place, $10)
Wild and Free tee (Gap, $20)
Shoot For the Moon tee (Gap, $17)
NASA Crew tee (Lands' End, $17)
Girl Genius tee (Lands' End, $20)
Honor Roll tee (Crazy 8, $15)
Strong Like a Girl tee (Walmart, $5)
Smart tee (Gymboree, $15)
Marvel Comics tee (Target, $10)
Elizabeth Blackwell Pioneer tee (Peek, $25)
Positive Thinker tee (Peek, $25)
I'm a Superhero tee (Amazon, $20)
Minecraft tee (Think Geek, $10)
Creeper tee (Think Geek, $10)
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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