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I see the irony, but to be fair, don't we exploit men too? If that is true, than people of both genders are being exploited, not just women.
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Feminists are funny.
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If that isn't irony, I don't know what is. While tbh, I did giggle on the inside, it's pretty terrible and it just goes to show how terrible the world can be.
EDIT: That shirt is pretty cringe though.
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Not sure if true; however, if it is, this is face-palm worthy. Probably is true, though, considering how commonplace this is for other goods. The shirt is overpriced, the women are underpaid, and India's culture makes this golden.
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See, this is why I feel this wave of feminism needs priorities. First it was the vote, then it was work, after that it was reproductive choice, and now it seems to be mostly first world problems like females in games and not being sex objects. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, I feel if you do the same job you should be treated and paid the same way. I just feel feminists might want to pool their efforts helping countries where woman are still treated like it's 1850, but whatever, enjoy your 70$ shirt. [Oh, and I think when it comes to sweat shops, you might consider helping all the workers, but then that 70$ shirt is 170$ because you don't want to cut into the bottom line.]
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I see the irony, but to be fair, don't we exploit men too? If that is true, than people of both genders are being exploited, not just women.


I think the point is, here's an organization/whatever they are claiming to speak for all women but yet here they are using factory workers and exploiting them the same way every other corporation does...

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See, this is why I feel this wave of feminism needs priorities. First it was the vote, then it was work, after that it was reproductive choice, and now it seems to be mostly first world problems like females in games and not being sex objects. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, I feel if you do the same job you should be treated and paid the same way. I just feel feminists might want to pool their efforts helping countries where woman are still treated like it's 1850, but whatever, enjoy your 70$ shirt. [Oh, and I think when it comes to sweat shops, you might consider helping all the workers, but then that 70$ shirt is 170$ because you don't want to cut into the bottom line.]


This.

I would rather donate that 70 towards helping women in third world countries. I don't need no damn shirt that I'll only mess up anyway.

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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I see the irony, but to be fair, don't we exploit men too? If that is true, than people of both genders are being exploited, not just women.


I think the point is, here's an organization/whatever they are claiming to speak for all women but yet here they are using factory workers and exploiting them the same way every other corporation does...



What I'm saying is that the apparent hypocrisy isn't the problem, the exploitation is of both genders. Women and men are being woefully underpaid. Who knows, maybe men and women are paid the same in that country. Though thank you for clarifying, I appreciate it.



The real irony is people paying $70 a shirt, thinking they're supporting women, when they're not. Who knows, perhaps they stated to only represent women in certain areas. So is the fate of western based feminist organizations.
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Well not surprising. I've seen lots of people walking around with shirts with various things on them to try and prove some sort of point. But they were all made in the same shitty factory conditions overseas.
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I really wish we never moved cotton processing overseas.
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What is the standard level of pay over there for that kind of job?
How much money is needed to survive there?
Would they be able to get another job if they left this one?

See, some of them complain about poor working conditions, but some are just thankful that they even have a job. Little money is better than no money. And especially in places where money and jobs are hard to come by, this is all they can get.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I see the irony, but to be fair, don't we exploit men too? If that is true, than people of both genders are being exploited, not just women.


yes but when it comes to feminism, who cares about men!

Feminism is for women's rights and it is so ironic that they fight for women's rights and yet, the ones who make their shirts don't have those rights they're fighting for.

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PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Nogara-san wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I see the irony, but to be fair, don't we exploit men too? If that is true, than people of both genders are being exploited, not just women.


I think the point is, here's an organization/whatever they are claiming to speak for all women but yet here they are using factory workers and exploiting them the same way every other corporation does...



What I'm saying is that the apparent hypocrisy isn't the problem, the exploitation is of both genders. Women and men are being woefully underpaid. Who knows, maybe men and women are paid the same in that country. Though thank you for clarifying, I appreciate it.



The real irony is people paying $70 a shirt, thinking they're supporting women, when they're not. Who knows, perhaps they stated to only represent women in certain areas. So is the fate of western based feminist organizations.



1. You're welcome. By factory workers, I meant men as well.

2. That's rich, hipster activism for you; buy a tshirt. For that much, I can buy probably buy a bunch of cheap tshirts, some fabric paint from Walfart and BOOM. There's your feminism shirts!
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