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Walmart Once Banned This T-Shirt About A Female President

When Bill Clinton was occupying the White House, a t-shirt reading “Someday a woman will be president” was sold at Arkansas Walmart stores. Created by Ann Moliver Ruben, it was designed with the intent of advancing female empowerment. Cosmopolitan reported that Nick Kapur, a professor from Rutgers University, is now calling attention to this shirt because it was removed from stores in 1995 as it “[went] against Walmart’s family values.”

An article by the Associated Press maintained that customer discomfort influenced Walmart’s actions. It was reported that the retail giant released a statement reflecting on the decision. A representative commented that “it still pains us that we made this mistake 20 years ago. We’re proud of the fact that our country—and our company—has made so much progress in advancing women in the workplace, and in society.”

Seeing as how Hillary Clinton recently secured the title as the first woman to get the backing of the Democratic party in her bid for the Oval Office, the t-shirt is a reminder of how society has developed a more progressive mindset since the 1990s. 

Amy is a senior at York University, studying Marketing at the Schulich School of Business. A marketing intern for a beauty startup, her interests lie in entrepreneurship, fashion, beauty, marketing and journalism. She has a penchant for pastel jackets, brunch and browsing Instagram. In her spare time, you can find her working on her own startup ideas, trying new eateries with her boyfriend or writing. You can follow her on Twitter @byamylai.