We live in a strange time. Female entitlement is rampant as a result of feminism, yet sometimes the female entitlement message runs afoul of feminists. JCPenney™ recently pulled the this shirt from its online store following a petition drive and outrage from feminists. The shirt said:
I’m too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me
The copy on the page said:
Who has time for homework when there’s a new Justin Bieber album out? She’ll love this tee that’s just as cute and sassy as she is.
The strange thing is this kind of I don’t have to do anything because I’m a woman theme is extremely common today exactly because of feminism. Given the choice between teaching women and girls real skills and teaching them moxie, feminists chose the latter. Feminists didn’t think Amelia Earhart needed to do her homework and learn how to use navigation equipment or communicate in Morse code; there were men for that. All feminists cared about was that she was cute and sassy, just like the girl the shirt is aimed at.
See Also: To thine own self be true
Note: Photo from Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-45002). Creator unknown.