Does Walmart ever do anything that doesn’t totally suck? They’re selling this t-shirt in their stores, and some people don’t think it’s so cute.
For the past two years, this woman has been stalked until she feels like a prisoner in her own life. She has been spied upon, bullied and threatened with her life.
She has been in frequent communication with local authorities. Yet, because North Carolina has one of the most vague stalking laws in the nation (a bill is wending its way through the legislature to address that), her recourse has been limited.
So when she saw the T-shirts, clearly aimed for the teen-younger adult set, she didn’t see the humor.
“It’s reprehensible,” said the woman, whose story is well documented but who asked not to be identified for fear that her stalker might retaliate.
“People don’t realize how serious stalking is,” she said. “You constantly live in fear, look over your shoulder and suffer from psychological and physical symptoms due to the stress of the stalker.”
She wondered aloud: What’s next?
“Some say it’s rape, I call it hot sex”? Or: “Some call it domestic violence, I say I’m just teaching her a lesson”?
Of course, t-shirts like that do exist. They just aren’t being sold at one of the nation’s largest retailers.
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