Newborn "sluts" and "blowjob instructors"

Cafepress still selling vulgar, sexualised children's and baby clothes

We recently spoke out about online clothing retailer "Cafepress" advertising vulgar, sexualised clothing for babies and children on its website. Onesies that were made available online included "I Love sluts"..."blow job instructor" and "No gag reflex."

CafePressLogo-188x102.jpgWe shared an image of just some of these products on Facebook.

Thousands shared the image online and voiced their shock and disgust to friends. Many wrote to Cafepress pledging never to shop with them again.

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Cafepress posted a response to the protest, both on its own Facebook page and in the comments section of the Collective Shout Facebook page.

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It was encouraging to see Cafe Press's stated intention to remove the products. However weeks after the protest, it appears that Cafepress hasn't taken this issue seriously at all.  "Sexual humor baby clothing" is still a category of clothing on the site with thousands of items listed.

An article about Cafepress published in WA Today featured comments from Justine O'Malley from child abuse prevention organisation Protective Behaviours WA:

"They're really inappropriate sexualised messages," she said.

"Of course the infant themselves can't read it, but other children might be able to and adults can read them; so we're putting children in a sexualised space.

"Sex and children; those two things just don't go together."


You can hear more from Justine O'Malley in an interview on 6PR882 radio. Listen here.

You might like to ask Cafepress why sexualised, hardcore and violating children's clothes are still available on its website. Contact them through the website here and on Facebook here.

Collective Shout SA coordinator Nicole Jameson

Collective Shout spokesperson Melinda Liszewski


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