Australian clothing retailers Roger David calls it art:
Art is meant to inspire and educate…, and the meaning and interpretation is left in the hands of the viewer – we are here to inspire ideas, not mediate or control them.
“She was wearing a headband and it started to slide down her face and she bit it. The shot is a snapshot from me and Annie hanging out, it is not a premeditated image. I took 3 frames. If I had put any meaning behind the image it’s more about the messed up aspects of Hollywood silencing individuality and unique voice. It’s about Hollywood silencing the human.
Love how women become “human” precisely at that moment when it is women’s experiences of violence that are being capitalised upon to make money.
Unfortunately, these shirts are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to glamourising sexual violence, making excuses for forcing someone else to do something sexual against their will, or teaching women our bodies don’t really belong to us.
I read the delightful “Keep reading this shirt while I look at your tits” this year at Parihaka. Actually on a man. I imagine the fact this man never seemed to actually talk to any real women on all the occasions I saw him was completely unrelated.
Or how about this one:
We’ve got a long way to go, all you people out there keen to stop rape.