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    'Boys will be boys' sweatshirt pulled from stores after being accused of being sexist

    Australian sleepwear brand Peter Alexander has pulled a “boys will be boys” children’s sweatshirt from its stores following backlash from parents saying the slogan had sexist connotations.
    Melbourne mother Bridie Harris noticed the boys’ gray pajama top while out shopping last week and took to social media to complain.
    “Boy won’t be boys,” she wrote on the Peter Alexander Sleepwear Facebook page. “Boys will be held accountable for their actions.
    “I hate to see an Australian store, who makes such great PJs, put such a sexist statement on a T-shirt intended for young boys. Excusing boys of their behavior is not a step in the right direction. It’s 2018.”


    She said the slogan promoted a culture that allows men “to get away with stuff” because of their gender.
    “It gives them an excuse for inappropriate behavior,” Harris said in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper. “If a girl hurts someone or does something, you never hear someone that says girls will be girls.
    “As kids, I get it’s little tiny things, like rough play, but it sets [them] up for a culture where they can get way with anything. I thought it was a long-resolved discussion.”
    Harris’s views were echoed by many other people on social media who agreed the children’s sweatshirt also struck them as offensive.
    One woman called the top “cringe worthy,” while another said she was “so disappointed that this is something that [the brand] would promote for children.”

    More at: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/boys...114039559.html
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    They would be OK if it said boys will be girls .
    Do something Danke

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    Snowflakes will be snowflakes.

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    “As kids, I get it’s little tiny things, like rough play, but it sets [them] up for a culture where they can get way with anything. I thought it was a long-resolved discussion.”
    Being told I was made of sugar and spice and everything nice didn't set me up for a culture where I felt like I had to be sweet to everyone. I guess I just wasn't a deep thinker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    Being told I was made of sugar and spice and everything nice didn't set me up for a culture where I felt like I had to be sweet to everyone. I guess I just wasn't a deep thinker.
    I think the real problem here is the person reading that line "boys will be boys" and automatically assigning it to negative behavior, rather than just active learning behavior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    She said the slogan promoted a culture that allows men “to get away with stuff” because of their gender.
    Most other genders do not "get away with stuff" at all. Only Rosie O'Donnell.



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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    I think the real problem here is the person reading that line "boys will be boys" and automatically assigning it to negative behavior, rather than just active learning behavior.
    You are thinking too much. This amount of brain effort can not be generated by the less intelligent and that's why you are going to be considered a misogynist. Just shut up and listen, mister! M'kay?


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    Girls who are boys, who like boys to be girls...



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    They have obviously never seen the Inbetweeners 2 film down under
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