Popular Australian clothing, brand, Peter Alexander, has come under fire for pulling pajama tops saying “Boys will be boys”, after one mother complained that the slogan was sexist on their Facebook page.
Did you read that? ONE mother allegedly complained that the slogan ‘boys will be boys’ was offensive and sexist.
To be clear, I think the complaint was silly, as was the move by Peter Alexander. What next? Are radio stations going to pull the Choirboys’ song of the same name?
I agree with Herald Sun columnist, Sky News presenter and 3AW regular, Rita Panahi who said that the brand should not have bowed down to one complaint.
I want to emphasise this. There was ONE complaint by ONE woman. Needless to say that this is NOT representative of all women or all feminists.
This is NOT representative of tarnsgender people, non – binary people or their allies.
This is one idiot who made one comment and Peter Alexander was a fool for such a knee – jerk reaction.
So, in the coming days, let’s not turn it into something it’s not:
- It’s not representative of all feminists
- It’s not representative of all progressives
- It’s not representatives of all transgender/ non – binary people and their allies
It is only representative of one idiot who decided that a well – known saying was offensive and one idiotic company that decided to overreact to that one complaint.