- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Target is in damage-control mode after receiving a series of complaints on social media about a “Trophy Wife” T-shirt that users are calling demeaning and sexist.

The T-shirt, emblazoned with the word “Trophy,” is listed on the Target website under women’s clothing and described as a “Strand Trophy Wife Graphic Tee.”

A Wisconsin woman filed a petition on Change.org, saying the shirt “perpetuates rape culture” and shows Target’s “ignorance to their own female market.” That petition, which calls on the company to stop selling the shirt, now has several hundred signatures.

“It is never our intention to offend anyone,” Target said in a statement to CBS. “These shirts are intended as a fun wink and we have received an overwhelmingly positive response from our guests.”

In a statement to the Huffington Post, Target explained that the shirt is part of a collection of engagement and wedding shirts, which also includes shirts that say ‘Team Bride,’ ‘Mrs.’ and ‘Bride,’ that are available in the women’s and plus-size departments.

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