Mind The Adjective

Mind The Adjective


*Proceeds from this tee benefit Girls Who Code*

Adjectives can reinforce gender stereotypes, and they can represent unconscious bias. Stereotypes and bias lead to lopsided gender ratios and representation in government, work, and more.

When women show stereotypically-masculine leadership traits, they are described as abrasive, aggressive, bossy, crazy, or stubborn. When men show stereotypically-feminine emotional traits, they are described as weak, wuss, pussy, or pansy.

Think twice before using adjectives this way. Avoid using stereotypical adjectives – especially in the workplace and in performance evaluations. If you hear someone use these adjectives, say something.

Mind the adjective. Spread the message by wearing your values. 

*Note regarding colors: Unisex tees are eggplant, and fitted tees are bright purple. 

**Note regarding fit: The fitted tees have cap sleeves and run small. We recommend ordering 1-2 sizes up. If you are normally a small, we recommend ordering a large.

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