We’re The Tit Store… and we’re starting a blog. How fetchingly millennial of us. We’re stoked about it. It’s giving us that feeling like when you see a dog on the street and the owner lets you pet it.
To start off, we just wanted to tell you a bit about who we are and why we started.
We are a company based in Canada. Our hands make all of our products and in the end, we just wanna leave our place in the world better than it was when we got here. Our goals include promoting equality, supporting social change, and sustaining new social norms.
So: Why start? Why now? Why this?
WELL. Let us tell you.
We’re just a bunch of angry feminists who have been told we’re crazy one too many times!
(Just kidding. But seriously.)
We want to spread positivity but we’re pissed off. We’re appalled. Why, you ask? Well... Here are some reasons:
According to Google and Facebook the word “tit” is shocking content, even though, when you Google “women”, the first thing that comes up is “Sexy Women: Photos of Hot Celebrities”. Which of those two things is really more shocking?
Out of every 1,000 sexual assaults, only three lead to convictions.
TIME magazine recently reported on a study that showed white men in the United States out-earn all women. White men earn, on average, $21 an hour. Hispanic women make $12 an hour, black women make $13, white women make $17, and Asian women make $18.
Finding a breakdown of the wage gap for women by race in Canada was insanely difficult.
Globally, 62 million girls were not in school in 2014.
In a study done in 2011, 78 per cent of trans or gender non-conforming kids from kindergarten to grade 12 reported being harassed at school.
Indigenous women in Canada are 3.5 times more likely to experience violence, including domestic violence and sexual assault.
We could go on.
And it’s not just about the numbers. It’s for every time you felt scared walking down the street alone at night. It’s for every time you were shamed for being vulnerable. It’s for every time you spoke up at work and someone made you feel small. It’s for every time you took your drink to the bathroom at a bar because you didn’t want to get drugged. It’s for every missing and murdered Indigenous woman in our country. It’s for every gay / bi / lesbian / trans / two-spirited / non-binary / queer person who is out living their truth. It’s for the ones who do not feel safe enough to do so. It’s for every morning you wake up and try telling yourself you’re beautiful instead of worthless.
We want to change minds. We want to have important conversations. That’s our “why”.
When you wear a Tit Tee, you are making a statement and you are standing with women, girls, gender queer, trans women and the whole femme community worldwide. When you wear a Tit Tee, you are saying that our bodies are NONE of your business, you are saying that your body is normal, you are beautiful and you are here to stay. Stand with us, not because it's trending, but because it's right. Let's make change together.
So, yeah. We’re just trying to do a small part with our actions and voice. We donate to a new charity every season: this fall, it’s breast cancer awareness. Check out the website for more details on that.
It’s been a blast thus far. We cannot wait to see what’s next.
The Tit Store