FVPF Rejects Donation From "T-Shirt Hell"
Dec 22, 2006
On December 21, 2006, the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) received an unsolicited check for $25,000 from tshirthell.com, and destroyed it. "We will not accept funds from companies that profit from the sales and distribution of images that demean and harm women and people of color," FVPF President Esta Soler said. "If leaders at tshirthell.com truly want to support efforts to stop violence against women and children, help victims and promote justice, the company will stop depicting women as sex objects and reinforcing negative stereotypes. While we recognize that some of these products are meant to be humorous, we are convinced that they foster attitudes that debase women and minorities and sanction violence."