Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first ever female to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination or presidency. After the astonishing feat, Nick Kapur of Rutgers University turned to twitter to share a little history on women in the political field and remind us how contraversial one company thought feminism was.
In 1995 Walmart in Miami started selling then almost immediately pulled a shirt because it offended “family values.” Ready to see the shirt?
It is amazing what time can change. According to an article in the Associated Press from September 3rd, 1995, the shirt apparently gave off a feminist message that Walmart was not comfortable selling nationwide. It was “determined offensive to some people” and was removed from the store after a complaint. Funny how while one Clinton was running for office that “One day a woman will be president” is offensive while when the other Clinton is running it is a not only uplifting but an actual possibility.
A Walmart spokesperson responded to Jezebel’s article on the subject and said “Wow, it still pains us that we made that mistake 20 years ago. We’re proud that our country-and our company-has made so much progress in advancing women in the workplace, and in society.”