Apparently some people in Australia thought this adorable T-shirt listing Batgirlâs âTo Do Listâ was sexist and forced Target to pull it off the shelves:
â Mashable (@mashable) August 31, 2016
One woman from Melbourne posted a rant on Targetâs Facebook page, asking the retailer to explain âwhat message are you intending on sending to young girls?â:
âTarget, can you explain why you are selling something as offensive as this in your stores currently? What message are you intending on sending to young girls? Iâm insulted that you present a future where our daughters need to complete their âhome dutiesâ before they can go out and save the world. We know that working mothers still do more housework than their spouses, we donât need you to perpetuate this inequity.â
First of all, Batman has a freaking butler so itâs nice to see the next generation of superheroes learn the value of hard work like washing the car yourself. And secondly, isnât the shirtâs meaning clear? The message is that young girls can kick butt and literally âsave the world.â
Now are you ready for the best part? The boyâs version of the shirt only says âYes my dadâs Batman,â which means the girlâs version is actually more empowering:
Hopefully Target starts selling this girlâs shirt in America where itâs sure to be a bestseller.