I was reprimanded in the park recently. A grandmother didn’t approve of the T-shirt I was wearing and decided to make it her business to tell me what she thought.
“You shouldn’t be wearing that here. It’s totally inappropriate,” she said, as I watched my kids run about.
There wasn’t any swearing or sexually explicit imagery on my T-shirt. The grandmother was offended by the word “box”. Of course the word “box” on its own would probably have gone unnoticed. But my T-shirt also came with an image of a triangle and the words “donate to gynaecological cancer research now”.