Is it fair to say it’s your mum’s job to do all your washing as a kid?
One clothing company thinks so.
Shoeshine has sparked outrage overseas by selling a cardigan with a ‘sexist’ label that reads: ‘Give it to your mum to wash, it’s her job.’
MP Federica Mazzoni, who works at the equality commission in Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, was angered when a friend bought the cardigan for her son.
Posting a photo of the label onto Facebook, Mazzoni wrote: ‘Doing the washing is not the mother’s job, fathers are also capable of turning a simple knob.
‘Obviously it wasn’t enough for the company to provide all the necessary useful information, it felt the need to have its say, by perpetuating a sexist message about mothers and women, which is also insulting for men and fathers.
‘It suggests women have no other skills than staying at home and that of turning a knob to 30.
‘In a mirror image, it insults men as if they were not capable of doing a simple wash.
‘Anyway, the cardigan is still in the wash basket.’
She added that she had filed a complaint.
The firm has yet to comment.
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