S.African retailer withdraws 'how to get laid' T-shirts

26th October 2011, Comments 0 comments

A South African retailer has pulled off the shelves T-shirts printed with sexual slogans such as "how to get laid", after complaints that they were sexist, reports said Wednesday.

Three shirts were withdrawn after complaints over the designs which offered suggestions of "how to get laid", spelled out the word "single" as "Stay Intoxicated Nightly Get Laid Everyday", and read "I put the STD in stud. All I need is u".

"Those withdrawn are three we felt crossed the line between humorous and offensive," the Cape Times quoted Foschini group communications manager Kathryn Sakalis as saying.

The petition on a feminist website argued the shirts were "explicitly misogynistic" and "neither humorous nor satirical".

Instead they encouraged drunken sex with multiple partners, in a nation hard-hit by AIDS where violence against women is rife, it said.

In April, the same group withdrew a shirt stating "I recycle girls" after it also sparked an online furore, local media reported.

© 2011 AFP

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