Rape Culture Alive in Activism: NJPIRG Campaign Slogan tells Congress to “Git Er done!”

Today I received a blast email from NJ PIRG Student Chapter with the subject line reading “Git er done!”- apparently their new campaign slogan is supposed to promote rape culture and misogyny, oops! I mean, to encourage congress to pass healthcare reform.
This campaign slogan simply disgusts me because of its sexism and misogyny. There is no way that nobody put two and two together that this is sexist who was a part of deciding this campaign slogan- or approving it! I don’t know what is worse, an activist group using rape culture language or an activism group using rape culture language purposefully.
I know I will see misogyny when I turn on my t.v. but usually I hope to see some progressive language and creative slogans when it comes to activist groups. Using “Git er Done” is not only sexist, it is uncreative and lazy! How original, selling sexism and rape culture!

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