Teen Girls Protest Abercrombie & Fitch Shirts
PITTSBURGH-October 31, 2005 -- About two-dozen teenage girls in Allegheny County are trying to create a "girlcott" against popular youth retailer Abercrombie and Fitch.
They say some of the company's T-shirts degrade women and point to shirts with sayings such as "Who needs brains when you have these" or "I had a nightmare I was a brunette" as examples.
Sixteen-year-old Yagmur Muftuoglu, a junior at Gateway High School in Monroeville, says the attitudes represented in the shirts are too common in today's schools.
She says girls spend too much time on comparing looks and putting each other down and not enough time on learning.
Calls to the clothier's headquarters in New Albany, Ohio, were not immediately returned.
The youths are part of a group known as Allegheny County Girls as Grantmakers, which will award ten-thousand dollars this year for youth projects involving women in politics, science and technology, and on the topics of bullying and stereotyping among girls.
(Copyright 2005 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
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