I {recycle} Boys.

Via on Nov 28, 2010

Want teenagers to get into green? Give ‘em some sarcastic fun tee shirts to sport.

Hypocritically, don’t think these shirts are USA-made or fair labor or organic or involve natural dyes.

Plus, at Old Navy, a 55% organic reusable tote bag (no mention of whether dyes are conventional/toxic):

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4 Responses to “I {recycle} Boys.”

  1. Heather Kahan says:

    Ugh, as a mom of boys, I really hate those tees. They remind me of the "boys are icky, let's throw rocks at them" crap. How would it be if it said "girls" instead of "boys"? I'm probably being oversensitive, but boys have feelings too…

    • elephantjournal says:

      Amen, I guess…I had same feeling when posting that if it said I RECYCLE GIRLS whoever wore that would, rather rightly, be castigated to no end..! ~ Waylon

  2. Robyn says:

    Clever… but moronic.
    I wouldn't wear this shirt because it doesn't foster acceptance and is a kitchy way of saying that boys are something to be used and thrown away, so-to-speak. If these shirts said "I Recycle GIrls" – we'd all be up-in-arms! (As the other posters said mentioned).

    If we want to get away from rape culture, we need to get away from these ideas, no matter how immediately catchy they seem to be. I know that is an extreme statement, but rape culture lies in subtlety; the devil is in the details.

  3. Robyn says:

    The bag is OK

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