Prickwear presumably for pricks

Feministing leads us to the mother lode of offensive T-shirts.

Published November 29, 2005 5:03PM (EST)

Feministing's Jessica Valenti is, as usual, quick to spot the most loathsome humor on the marketplace. Today she brings us what she calls "the jackpot of offensive t-shirts" and notes that's what's sickest about them is the fact that they're clearly produced by supposedly left-leaning anti-Bush wiseacres. Prickwear advertises a T-shirt labeling the red states "Dumbfuckistan" and one with the image of a piece of fried chicken and the slogan "I like my women like I like my chicken: battered." Because people in Arkansas are "Dumbfucks." Awesome.

Some of their other sportswear showcases slogans like "Pull My Hair," "Stop Rape. Say Yes," "Let's Fuck! Not You, Fat Girl," "Those Fake Tits Really Bring Out Your Eyes," "Fuck me if I'm wrong, but I think you want to blow me," "No means eat me out first," and "Sorority Row sperm donor."

I checked out the Prickwear "Fuck You Monthly" section of the Web site and found some blogging about the crimes committed by Christian conservative extremists. Then there is a response to an angry letter writer who finds the Prickwear T-shirts hateful. "I would really like to know what is so 'hateful' about our shirts," responds the Prickwear blogger. "I think educational is a much better term for it. Do you really want your sons to learn that they should not drink from the red river the hard way? That sounds a little more 'hateful' to me ... Oh I get it; you must be a fat chick. I dont know why you are so defensive about it. I mean there has to be plenty of Mr. Rogers looking douche-bags out there who are willing to plow your fat ass."

The left has such an amazing sense of humor, doesn't it?

By Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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