Female geek friendly apparel has come such a long way that it almost hurts my neck from whiplash when I see something this…bad.
The Superman version first came to my attention thanks to a tweet by fellow Fashionably Geek contributor Alan Kistler (thank you Alan!) which cut pretty much to the heart of why they were so…icky. Apparently, Wonder Woman is a thing to win and girls can only grow up to be Batman’s wife. Amazingly, someone at DC approved these designs.
It’s a bummer because there are a lot of licensed tees out there that empower women to BE the superhero instead of belonging to one.
In this day and age, it’s too bad that these these regressions still happen. However, I content myself with the knowledge that, overall, things are better than they used to be and that we’re making strides all the time.
(via The Mary Sue)