Or not at all?
YOU be the judge.
Jenny O’Neill writes:
Lidl Ireland have just published research saying girls need more encouragement to participate in team sports on HerFamily.ie.
Today I saw that they are advertisinggirls’ t shirts featuring unicorns & boys’ saying ‘best player’ & ‘team supporter’.
I am absolutely fuming at the blatant sexism not to mention stunning hypocrisy. I’m delighted that they continue to support Ladies Gaelic Football but this ‘serious support’ should also apply to the clothing they have for sale…
Girls/Boys Long Sleeved Tops (Lidl)
Hmmm an atrocious act of terrorism in Barcelona yesterday, a inept and racist President bringing the world to the brink of nuclear war, gangland killings out of control, poverty and homelessness level in Ireland rise again for the umpteenth month in a row. What will I fume over? I know, the designs on children’s clothes.
Thank you for your guidance, O arbiter of ire.
You can have a variety of emotions about a range of subjects concurrently. But of course you know that and just wanted to sound superior.
Yes, you’re right, no one should try and do anything unless it’s going to solve the single most important issue of the day.
You know who wouldn’t countenance thst kind of outspoken criticism from a woman? Guys who drive into crowds.
the ultimate in “whatabout-ery”
By your own logic, is fuming over this post not also a colossal waste of time? Would it not make more sense for you to be doing something, anything, about the issues you list, rather than killing time on this site, then commenting that the stuff posted isn’t important enough?
wait till jimmy russell hears of this.
Well said, Murtles……”Absolutely Fuming”….Jesus wept.
Ha Ha, I do like unicorns…
(boys have no hope against unicorn power)
Or is it your social conditioning to assume the Girls ones are the the ones with the Unicorns.
seems OP would be happier if the ones with sports slogans also came in pink?
“…absolutely fuming at the blatant sexism”
Jay. Sus. Exaggerate much? And where does it say the boys have to wear the sports ones and the girls have to wear the unicorn ones?
Is this really what feminism is going after? Really? Is there nothing more worthwhile than this? You know, maybe there are a few actual issues left, no?
that would be the hormones …… satire
This is what the person who raised the question is going after. Turning this on the entirety of Feminism is arguably dumber than what this person is doing.
You, like that person are just hoisting your bias onto a group either out of a total lack of self-awareness or to feed your own ego.
It’s fairly widely observable that modern feminism (of the most visible internet/twitter/tumblr variety at least) has decided to devote most of its outrage to identity politics like this. It demeans the wider efforts of feminists, which is equality.
Very true, and well said. And it’s a real pity.
Ok, I will admit to being ignorant as to the rules of this debate.
How do we avoid identity politics if one has been identified as inferior for reasons of sex, race or religion?
How do we tackle inequality without talking about those aspects that make some people unequal?
(I ask this as someone who never encounters identity politics, ever.
In fact I would say that racism, sectarianism, sexism and homophobia are the norm in my workplace).
You’re a guard?
Oh no Don’t trigger Clampers -!:
When I went to look at the ad (using the link given above – https://www.lidl.ie/en/special-offers.htm?articleId=1506) it says “LUPILU Kids’ Long-Sleeved Tops”, no mention of Girls or Boys at all.
Did Lidl change it, or did someone else?
Same here. There’s no problem here if all the shirts are being marketed to all kids.
P.S. Lidl’s tv ad for women’s sport is THE BIZ.
it’s up to parents to decide what to dress their kids with, they can protest by not buying them or else might not care. parenting ain’t lidl’s concern
I wouldn’t be putting a child of either sex in leopard print
Where are the girls’ shirts and boys’ shirts?
I just see a bunch of random search.
How you designate them is your hang-up.
All can be worn by either girls or boys, what’s the problem?
Yeah, good luck in A&E with the young lad who wore a unicorn top to go play and got battered. There are still a lot of people out there who adhere to the old gender delineation and who pass it on to their children. To say boys and girls could wear all of the tops is not realistic. It should be but it isn’t.
My daughter is 3 and she likes unicorns. I am blue in the face pointing out to her that some people are deeply offended by this and it’s all a cynical attempt to stereotype her! After all this she still likes unicorns. I am so mortified I haven’t let her out of her room in a fortnight
now that’s this little girls dream
Oh that was good, nice one Millie.
Get a life….that is all.
I think this post backfired….
I saw mother with her son on Wicklow st 2 weeks ago. He was in a princess dress. He was around 6. It looked strange.
This is the future liberals want!
Damn those pesky time travelling liberals.
two words jenny, F%$K off…oooh theyre not difing gender roles appropriatly, you are what is wrong with todays society. too much f^%king time on your hands
I’d say men who subject women to verbal abuse for saying something you dislike or disagree with is what’s wrong with today’s society.
i really worry about the next generation, bunch of boobly-boo-boos that are offended by everything, suck it up!
Says a guy driven to verbally abuse someone for critiquing an ad.
Joe Blogs. Bright lad. Never heard of punctuation, capital letters or manners. Let’s see you suck that up, Joe.
Lets start by calling it Women’s Gaelic Football and then go for the unicorns. My daughter is really into Paw Patrol and the girls section of Pennys only sell the female pup Sky emblazoned on the pyjamas while the boys have the 4 remaining male pups on theirs. Her favourit is Marshall so she wears the PJs from the boys section. Sky is a very important part of the Paw Patrol and her absence on the boys PJs is sending out the wrong message to the young gasuns never mind what the wee girls feel. When ever your in trouble, they’ll be there on the double!
I hear you: I got my young one a lovely Marshall Hat (winter hat, roasted the head off her) that was for boys in Penneys this week. COOL hat. It annoyed me that the girls’ hats were all Sky, but you know, I hadn’t noticed that the boys’ stuff didn’t include Sky.
Her favourite is Rider, actually, but he’s not on anything. I’m a big Chicoletta fan.
She adores Fireman Sam but I wasn’t paying FOURTEEN SNOTS for PJs in Dunnes. For a 2 year old! “Obviously”, they were in the boys’ section.
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I have a problem with Lidl or any shop selling selling any brands particularly Irish branded garments that’s made in third world sweat shops.