now about that T-shirt: that T-shirt is an attempt at modifying other people. Pretend that it is not, but it sure isn't soley for the wearer's solitary pleasure: it is for other people . . . . it wouldn't make sense for them to only wear it while sleeping . . . so if they can wear it and tell me, proudly, that they had an abortion, then I can tell them that I think that their T-shirt is tastless.
I can tell them that they shouldn't be proud of it; that wearing that Tshirt is like smearing shiit on your face and saying proudly 'I smeared shiit on my face, so there'
I couldn't disagree more. It's just as much a way to make the shirt wearer 'fit in' as it is anything else. If I've had an abortion, I shouldn't be ashamed. If you know it, I shouldn't be ashamed. I am still myself, and nothing you say or think can change it, for better or worse.
I think the problem here is that some of those here that are offended are egotistical. They can't see any potential benefit because they can't turn the tables and see themselves in a situation where they might need or want to wear that shirt.
Also, self-righteousness blinds some people here from understanding that the statement being made on the shirt is not necessarily based in pride, but possibly even in humility. You should reward humility, even condone it, but not ostracize it.