Shopping for shirts for my son at Kohl’s, I was surrounded by multiple sports t-shirts. At a time when we are trying to teach children about healthy relationships, including shared power and consent. Their messages troubled me. These shirts were for tweens, and I wondered how tweens navigate sports messages about domination, with relationship messages about shared power and consent.
I’d love to hear your feedback on these shirts and if you are troubled, what ideas you might have to address this issue.