I really start to feel unhip and crusty when I'm in the mall these days. I spent my time in the mall as a kid, but my underwear was safely inside my clothes. And my rude t-shirts do not in retrospect seem as rude as their rude t-shirts.
Something about "I taught your boyfriend that thing you like" plastered across the chest of a ten-year-old girl is pretty disconcerting.
Ditto "I'm not a slut, I'm just popular!" on a sixteen year old.
Ditto "I was molested by Micheal and all I got was this lousy t-shirt" on anybody.
Well, a lady named Jenifer Hoffman has seen what I've seen and actually did something about it. She started a company called Emotional Armor making t-shirts with more positive slogans.
Some of them, e.g. "I believe in me" are a little hokey, but they have some like "Princess. Not in need of rescue" that sound edgy enough to pass in the halls of a junior high school.
(update: I had the company's name wrong. The ever-observant Sean Parker Dennison pointed this out and I fixed it.)