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    Posted on 31 Aug 2016

    People Are Pissed Off About Target’s “Sexist” Batgirl Shirt

    "I'm insulted that you present a future where our daughters need to complete their 'home duties' before they can go out and save the world."

    Northcote woman, Ninac Ollins, has called out Target Australia on Facebook for selling this t-shirt in their kids section.

    target.com.au

    Yeah, you read right. The shirt reads: "Batgirl To Do List: Dryclean Cape, Wash Batmobile, Fight Crime, Save The World".

    In her post to the company's social media page she describes the shirt as "offensive", highlighting the fact that working mothers still do more housework than their spouses.

    Facebook: targetaus

    "I'm insulted that you present a future where our daughters need to complete their 'home duties' before they can go out and save the world," she wrote.

    In the post's comments, people were also quick to bring up the fact that no Batman-themed shirts in the boys section donned the same kind of messaging.

    Target Australia replied to Ninac's post, thanking her and commenters for their feedback and apologising for any "disappointment caused".

    Facebook: targetaus

    "Hello everyone, thanks for sharing your feedback with us. It absolutely wasn't our intention to cause any offence with this shirt, so we really appreciate you all getting in touch with us to let us know your thoughts. We’ve taken this feedback on board, and sincerely apologise for any disappointment caused."

    BuzzFeed has reached out to Target Australia for further comment.

    UPDATE: Target Australia provided BuzzFeed will the following statement.

    "After reviewing and reading our customers concerns on the Batgirl tee, we have decided to remove the shirt from our stores. It was never Target’s intention to offend our customers with this item."

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