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Fashion for girls “too pretty to do math”

By June 3, 2011 2 Comments
This David & Goliath "I'm too pretty to do math" t-shirt can only be found in womens' juniors sizes.

This David & Goliath "I'm too pretty to do math" t-shirt can only be found in womens' juniors sizes.

And now, a frightening look at what the kids are wearing.

 

Statement t-shirts have taken a turn for the tragic now that David & Goliath has put one on the market that simply states, “I’m too pretty to do math.”

And thanks to Epbot for pointing out that the pastel pink message only comes scrawled on shirts in womens’ juniors sizes.

Oddly enough, this truly depressing slogan is apparently a “thing” now, because it was also featured on magnets being sold at Forever 21.

“Was” being the operative word, because the retailer apparently had enough sense to pull the product from its website (but, as The Frisky notes, it is likely still widely available in stores).

Danica McKellar's book, "Math Doesn't Suck" is aimed at encouraging middle school girls to embrace numbers.

Danica McKellar's book, "Math Doesn't Suck" is aimed at encouraging middle school girls to embrace numbers.

It’s times like these I’m thankful for women like Danica McKellar (and for more than just her riveting portrayal of Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, if you can believe it).

 

Post-television stardom, Danica graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a degree in Mathematics. She then went on to write several books encouraging girls to defy the stereotypes and to embrace numbers, including the New York Times bestseller, Math Doesn’t Suck.

Where can we find that message on a girls’ t-shirt?

–Michelle Konstantinovsky is a student at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and an avid admirer of shiny objects and preteen entertainment. It would be nice if you visited her website: www.michellekmedia.com. Also, she may learn to use Twitter more effectively if you follow her @michelley415.