Your teacher is a woman, your principal is a woman, your babysitter is a woman, your pediatrician is a woman, and your mom is your primary caregiver.
Maybe you even have a sister or two, so you’ve wound up in the girls’ department at Nordstrom’s, trying to entertain yourself while your mom and sisters shop.
Then you see this shirt.
And you have no understanding of the history of feminism or women’s suffrage. You have no idea that women earn 77 cents to a man’s dollar, or that there’s a “Mommy Track” or that women make up just 22% of congress — a record high in the history of America.
You just know that girls do, in fact, rule your life. And if girls rule, then boys must not. (Maybe they even drool, depending on the t-shirt.) Boys must be inferior to girls, like girls were to boys for decades, centuries, millennia.
Why would we want to teach our boys that?