No one likes doing laundry. And some people will put off doing it for as long as possible. But both men and women should share the responsibility — which feels truly wild to remind people of this in the year 2022. But apparently, some clothing companies don’t think that men are capable of doing laundry — and that it’s their mom’s or wife’s job. Gross.
Millie Lusson, a Canadian history lover, made a TikTok showing how a ton of clothing brands apparently include sexist language in their instruction labels.
According to the video, some clothing companies include what they probably think are clever or cute instructions in the washing section for men to hand over their laundry to the female in their life.
Bored Panda reached out to Millie to ask her about the video and what she thinks would be the best way to deal with companies that use sexism in their copy and discriminate on folks based on their gender.
“I think it starts with education. It takes a lot of work, but learning about diversity, sexuality, and gender identity, and the history and evolution of systems of oppression, is important and necessary work for everyone to take on. And along with that, talking about it with friends, family, and colleagues is a big part of it,” Millie said.
“It will probably be uncomfortable, but people need to learn to sit in discomfort and grow from it rather than avoid it.”
“Casual misogyny and sexism are very problematic, they seep into the vernacular, and with that there is a danger that they become the norm. Being under the guise of ‘jokes’ does not excuse them and we should not let them slide because of that. Calling it out is a simple good thing that anyone can do,” she added.
So let’s stop gendering chores, okay? Everyone just do the damn laundry when it’s full.
Featured Image: TikTok