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This shirt... crazy offensive, or understandable?

Posted by on Oct. 8, 2015 at 10:12 AM
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This is a quote from a 1913 speech given by Emmeline Pankhurst, one of the historic British suffragettes whose fight for equality is portrayed in the movie. The original quote was intended to rouse women to stand up against oppression - it is a rallying cry, and absolutely not intended to criticise those who have no choice but to submit to oppression, or to reference the Confederacy, as some people who saw the quote and photo out of context have surmised... Time Out published the original feature online and in print in the UK a week ago. The context of the photoshoot and the feature were absolutely clear to readers who read the piece. It has been read by at least half a million people in the UK and we have received no complaints. 

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firespurity
by on Oct. 8, 2015 at 10:14 AM
How would that be offensive??
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Oct. 8, 2015 at 10:15 AM
I want one!
Reading.Rainbow
by Mad Martigan on Oct. 8, 2015 at 10:15 AM


Quoting firespurity: How would that be offensive??

There are a lot of people upset about this... I think it went over well in Europe, but they didn't have the same meaning to the word "rebel" either...

couture-mommy
by 8.21.1831 on Oct. 8, 2015 at 10:16 AM
No. Personally I do not.
Slavery wasn't only reserved for black people.
Nor is it now.
Guerita6hijos
by LaLocaGuera on Oct. 8, 2015 at 10:17 AM
1 mom liked this
I don't know but I can see how this could offend people.
amje
by Maynard's Bitch on Oct. 8, 2015 at 10:17 AM
I didn't even think of the Confederacy slavery reference until you mentioned it. I was thinking about using Google and getting one for myself.:)
couture-mommy
by 8.21.1831 on Oct. 8, 2015 at 10:17 AM
OH!
Obviously it's still too early for me.
I get the word play now.
But it probably wasnt intentional
OwlNuggets
by HAIL NUGGY! on Oct. 8, 2015 at 10:18 AM

Well, they're certainly generating publicity. Solid PR move.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 8, 2015 at 10:18 AM
I don't find it offensive. I find it empowering.
PartyOfGirls
by Gold Member on Oct. 8, 2015 at 10:19 AM

I like it and I would wear it, not offensive or anything IMO......

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