Let’s banish the prudeness and start talking about our boxes

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”.

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