Netizens furious at SM ‘rape’ T-shirt

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SM gets accused online of propagating rape culture

MANILA, Philippines – When Karen Kunawicz posted on Facebook about the SM Store T-shirt seen above, her fury over the slogan was quickly echoed by hundreds of netizens. (READ: SM pulls out ‘rape’ t-shirts after online rage)

Many were incredulous that the statement, “It’s not rape; it’s a snuggle with a struggle” managed to find its way into department store shelves. They accused SM’s management of propagating sexism and rape culture, and demanded that the shirts be pulled from circulation, and that the ones responsible get sanctioned. 

SM’s social media accounts responded to the backlash within 24 hours, though netizens remained irate. Below is a sampling of people’s reactions to the T-shirt, and to the parties accused of being involved in its release: 

How do you feel about this incident? Was the response from SM’s social media accounts satisfactory, and if not, what do you think SM should do further about this? Share your thoughts in the comments section below! – 

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