A British store has been attacked by an angry mother who has been triggered by a sweatshirt for little boys that features the innocent phrase “Boys will be boys.”
According to snowflake Debbie Dee, from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, the phrase printed on the sweatshirts not only is “problematic,” but that it would undoubtedly cause many young men to launch attacks towards others.
She saw it as so problematic that she went to Facebook to launch an attack of her own on the supermarket chain.
She also attacked the sweatshirt as “presupposing that gender is binary” and asked in her post “What about when boys are not boys?”
Oooooof course. You rarely get an only slightly crazy SJW. If you give them enough ranting time, they eventually go, as Robert Downing Jr.’s beloved character Kirk Lazarus would say, “full retard.”
The post was later deleted, but thanks to the wonders of the internet, and the screenshot button, the internet was able to document this insanity.
Here’s her post:
Let me be clear: I’m not “offended” by this jumper [sweater, for the Americans].
I am angry that it’s for sale as I think the phrase “boys will be boys” is very problematic. It has historically and still is used to excuse bad behaviour (in boys and men) like hitting, being destructive or boisterous. And even as far as excusing rape and sexual assault.
Hold up, bitch, what? Sure, it’s used when boys roughhouse with each other or something, but it’s typically meant as “Oh, it’s part of learning/growing up. They’ll probably be friends in the end anyway, just let them sort it out.”
When the hell has it been used to excuse rape?
I can answer that, “never.”
But, she went on:
This idea trivialises male behaviour and is the beginning of how society has one rule and set of expectations for boys and another for girls.
Still don’t see what this has to do with rape, lady.
Quite literally gobsmacked and raging to see this in Asda Huntly [ a town in Scotland]! This is so damaging and we cannot possibly still be spouting this nonsense to our children.
In my opinion, this particular phrase perpetuates rape culture. How many women have been harassed by men and had it explained away as “boys will be boys”… And I haven’t even touched on the whole issue of this presupposing that gender is binary. What about when boys are not boys?
On Facebook, more than a few users decided to take the piss out of her:
Mairi Grant commented: “Never heard anything so ridiculous in all my life! It’s just a bit of humour and one thing is for sure it would describe my 3 boys to a T. If anyone seriously thinks that this jumper is going to cause a child to become a problem then they need their heads read.”
Daniel Watson said: “I feel sorry for this woman and relieved that I’ll never be ‘gobsmacked & raging’ by a jumper!”
Shaun Wilson observed: “Words on a t-shirt could lead to further problems in life you know, just like when I wear my Superdry jumper down the high street and everybody starts bringing me water and offering medical assistance.”
Trevor Eakin added: “I quite literally have no words to explain how shocked and disappointed I am that anyone could possibly find this offensive. What is wrong with some people? Every time I think we can’t become more of a nanny state where every one is so hurt and upset by such trivial matters some blithering idiot proves me wrong. Oh…… wait…… I just found the words.”
Some people just shouldn’t leave their houses…