Friday, July 20, 2018

Something for Everyone in Americana

It's not fair to represent American culture based on the objects you see in a tourist shop. That said, here are three about which the only general thing I can say for sure is that it would be good if they don't represent us.

There are also specific things I have to say, though.

Wow, these mugs are so bad I can't think of a way to say how bad they are this late in the day.

There's an entire subset of products that comment on gender roles, mostly bashing men in a way that does nothing to confront sexism. For instance, one shirt said, "Any woman who's looking for a man has never been married to one" or something like that. Ha. Ha. Ha. This pair of piggy banks instead bashes women or implies we're gold-diggers or something inane like that. Ha.

I loved the juxtaposition of these two shirt designs. This shop truly had something for everyone.

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