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Why? Well, for one thing, it seems like a perfect example of the hostile environment women have to deal with when they attend conventions. However, the T-shirt’s manufacturer, Tankhead Custom Tees, has just come forward to explain why the shirt isn’t sexist.
“the fangirl/fanboy shirts can best be explained like this: fangirls/boys =/= fans. Fans are people who like and genuinely respect a fandom, and it’s creators. Fangirls/boys are like those creepy fedora wearing neckbearded bronies, or hetalia fanfiction shippers, who make us all collectively cringe in pain at what they do to the things we love.
No one should ever defend these kinds of people. Seriously, they make the rest of us look bad.”
So, just to be clear here, the shirt isn’t insulting toward all women, just the ones who are the wrong kind of fan. …
again. listen. listen carefully. fangirl/fanboy is not a term any person uses on themselves. it’s a general term for people who take there love of whatever it is they love too far. the line of what makes a fangirl/fanboy is different to everyone but IT’S A NEGATIVE TERM.
it’s America term for otaku. if you called a japanese person an otaku they would be offended, if you called me a fangirl i would be offend
BECAUSE IT’S MEANT TO FUCKING OFFEND YOU.
it’s calling someone an asshole, or a bitch or a cunt. it’s a word MEANT to offend you. so lets break down this stupid shirt by replacing the words a little
"i like my assholes like i like my coffee, i hate coffee"
THIS IS 100% THE SAME THING. just let this one go. it’s not sexist, it’s not elitist it’s saying, I DONT LIKE DUMB PEOPLE. for the love of god.
If you actually think the word “fangirl” is synonymous with the word “asshole,” then maybe you should take a look at how the word is actually used in every day life, not by the idiots who use it in pejorative or insulting ways, but by actual fangirls who use it to describe who we are and what we do.
Also not an insult:
Of course this is what Aja’s business card looks like.