So I'm walking past this local boutique that sells "hip" baby wear and I see this onesie from the Urban Smalls people at reads:
"PIMPIN' AIN'T EASY"
Suffice to say, I was a little aghast for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is how I can't stand how goddamn fucking ironic pop culture is these days when people think it's "cute" (as opposed to really pathetic) to reclaim icons and statements from subcultures they have no real clue about and then make them into slogans. I'm not saying it's as bad as say, the war in Iraq or anything but seriously, what kind of dumb ass parent is going to clothe their baby in a onesie that basically says:
"EXPLOITING WOMEN FOR THEIR SEXUAL LABOR THROUGH VIOLENCE AND/OR EMOTIONAL MANIPULATION IS CHALLENGING."
Why even stop there? Why not offer up t-shirts with any of the following:
"Forget the Bottle, I Want Heroin"
"Britney Is My Mom"