Abusive Men Come As No Surprise Unisex T-Shirt

Regular price $20.00
"Abuse of power comes as no surprise," is a popular work of art by feminist artist Jenny Holzer. The phrase speaks, in my opinion, to the normalization of tyrannical behavior.

My shirt is a play on Holzer's art. While any gender can commit an abuse of power, the abuse perpetrated by men in particular is a force that often feels only visible to women, but my god is it so normal that some of us can't see it. It is a force that compels us into secrecy, into shame, and into submission.

It is your family's dark secret, it is the elephant in the room at your college party, it is the way your Tinder date trivializes everything you say, the way your grandmother shrinks when her husband enters the room, the way you shrink yourself in a meeting, it's the way you look over your shoulder, the way you avoid eye contact with any man on the train, it's the sinister sickness in your belly when you see the President, it's the patriarchy.

But we don't have to keep this secret any longer.

• 100% ringspun cotton
• 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center

Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Length (inches) 28 29 ¼ 30 ¼ 31 ¼ 32 ½ 33 ½
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28