A mum has called out Poundland on Twitter for selling a babygrow emblazoned with the words “Lock Up Your Daughters”. Rebecca Roache claims that it teaches boys how to be “sex pests”.
Rebecca who is a senior lecturer of philosophy at Royal Holloway University of London, branded the babygrow as “depressing” and an example of “#everydaysexism”.
She spotted the babygrow on sale of £1.50 in Poundland’s store in Oxon.
Responses to the tweet have been mixed, with some rushing to agree with Rebecca and others making comments like: “You are, in fact, everything that is wrong with today’s world”.
— rebecca roache 🇪🇺 (@rebecca_roache) April 8, 2019
One woman agreed with the Mum, saying it trains everyone that “the right response to sex pests is to regulate women’s conduct”.
Another said: “Gross. Boys’ clothes have a lot of dodgy messages.”
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A lot of the comments called for the woman to “grow up” though, suggesting that people are too quick to take offence to things.
One man described it as a “harmless phrase used as banter”. He went on to say, “I grew up hearing and using the phrase ‘lock up your daughters’ and didn’t grow up to be a sex pest.”
Another replied on Twitter saying, “That baby grow is for 6-9 month old baby. We are offended by everything! Grow up!”
The blue babygrow is available for newborns to infants up to 12 months. It’s for sale next to a pink babygrow with the slogan “Mummys [sic] little diva’ on the front.