T-Shirts Saying ‘Strong Like Mom’ Are Meant For Boys And Girls

T-Shirts Saying ‘Strong Like Mom’ Are Meant For Boys And Girls


TO EXPLAIN HE DIDN’T WANT TO DO IT. HE HAD TO TO STAY COMPETITIVE. AFTER THE VIDEO SURFACED THE CEO SAID IT’S A REFLECTION OF HIMSELF AND HE MUST FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE AS A LEADER. RICK: TARGET TAKES AIM AT LIFTING WOMEN’S SELF-ESTEEM AND HITS THE BULL’S-EYE. KRISTINE LAZAR IS HERE TO SHOW US HOW A T-SHIRT WITH JUST A FEW WORDS IS MAKING A BIG STATEMENT. REPORTER: MOMS AND DADS, FOR THE MOST PART, ARE EMBRACING A T-SHIRT FROM THE SPRING LINE. IT HAS GIVEN LIFE TO A # ON SOCIAL MEDIA. # STRONG LIKE MOM. REPORTER: YOU’RE PROBABLY USED TO SEEING SUPERHERO SHIRTS AND THE BOYS SECTION AND PRINCESSES IN THE GIRLS SECTION, BUT ONE T-SHIRT IN THE BOYS AND GIRLS SECTION IS GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA. IT READS STRONG LIKE MOM. I LIKE IT BECAUSE IT’S EMPOWERING AS A WOMAN. REPORTER: SHE IS MOM TO A LITTLE GIRL. I THINK IT SENDS A GOOD MESSAGE. REPORTER: IT’S PART OF THE CAT AND JACK LINE. ONE READS MY FUTURE IS BRIGHT AND ANOTHER DECLARES SMART AND STRONG. CATHERINE SPILLER IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT. I THINK IT’S AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE THAT LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS CAN KNOW THAT THEIR MOTHERS ARE STRONG AND LITTLE BOYS CAN LOOK UP TO THEIR MOTHERS AS STRONG. REPORTER: IT’S CLEARS THEY ARE LOOKING TO BUCKET STEREO TYPICAL GENDER ROLES. TOO MUCH LITTLE BOYS CLOTHING IS ABOUT BEING AN ATHLETE AND TOO MUCH OF GIRLS IS ABOUT BEING A PRETTY PRINCESS. THE BOYS ARE BLUE AND THE GIRLS ARE PINK. THAT JUST CREATES AND PERPETUATES STEREOTYPES. REPORTER: NOT EVERYONE IS RUSHING TO BUY THE T-SHIRT. IF IT WAS FOR GIRLS I WOULD GET IT, BUT I DON’T KNOW THAT I WANT MY BOY TO SAY STRONG LIKE MOM. REPORTER: THIS MOTHER DOESN’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE SHIRT BUT SHE DOESN’T THINK IT’S NEEDED. OUR GIRLS ARE STRONG. SO STRONG THAT IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S PUSHING DOWN MEN. REPORTER: THIS FATHER WAS IN THE PARK WITH HIS DAUGHTER. I THINK THE FACT THAT ONE PERSON OR ONE IS STRONGER THAN

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  1. Surprised to hear so many people weren't on board with the shirt, I would put my daughter OR son in one. I think I am strong and why wouldn't I want a son to look up to me for my strength? To be against the shirt is to be against the statement that mom is strong, implying mom is weak …

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