20 Shirts for girls that aren't ridiculously sexist

Oct 1, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. ET

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.

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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.

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

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

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

Future Batgirl tee (Old Navy, $9)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

I Am a Super Hero tee (Old Navy, $9)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

Wonder Woman tee (Old Navy, $12)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

Be You tee (Old Navy, $10)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

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

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

Wild and Free tee (Gap, $20)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

Shoot For the Moon tee (Gap, $17)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

NASA Crew tee (Lands' End, $17)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

Girl Genius tee (Lands' End, $20)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

Honor Roll tee (Crazy 8, $15)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

Strong Like a Girl tee (Walmart, $5)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

Smart tee (Gymboree, $15)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

Marvel Comics tee (Target, $10)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

Elizabeth Blackwell Pioneer tee (Peek, $25)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

Positive Thinker tee (Peek, $25)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

I'm a Superhero tee (Amazon, $20)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

Minecraft tee (Think Geek, $10)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

Creeper tee (Think Geek, $10)

Girls t-shirt | Sheknows.com

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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