Richie talks about the
flounce demise of T-Shirt Hell here – “Jonathan Swift is not amused” – and highlights some of the more violent, hateful, racist, sexist, homophobic designs. To add extra sprinkles to his tantrum, the owner offers a final hyuck-hyuck about his next venture perhaps being a “hooker farm”. OMG HYLARIOUS SEX SLAVERY.
The soi-disant “edgy social commentary” T-shirt site has produced products with slogans such as “Slavery gets shit done”, “It’s not gay if you beat them up afterwards”, “If a fat girl falls in the words, do the trees laugh?”, “Stop abortion, kill sluts”, and “Arrest black babies before they become criminals”.
They’re all absolutely vile. But for some reason, the “Coma Sutra” design, also pictured here, hit me the hardest of all.
Trigger warnings apply.
Description: A black and white T-shirt print, rectangular, with six semi-iconic pictorial panels. The centre reads “COMA SUTRA”. The individual panels show a man raping a comatose woman in a variety of positions: in a hospital bed, in a CT machine, on a wheelchair.
Because rape is hilarious. Because women are objects for men’s amusement. Because the rape of women with disabilities never really happens, and is never really trivialised, and doesn’t really matter.
This makes me violently ill.