laughing...I really need to clear something up. I was not offended by my son's cannibal corpse t-shirt. (If I were, it would have disappeared in the laundry--and even THAT is a joke, 'cause as a mom, I don't work that way) The SCHOOL was offended by the t-shirt as it depicted a sex act on the back of it. And yes, I told him it was innappropriate to wear to school because THEY deemed it inappropriate. He can wave his freak flag on his own time, until then, I'm responsible for him, so I rule. End of discussion with him on THAT. So being a kid, naturally he started testing my boundaries. He then got a t-shirt that was just this side of racist, with a rebel flag. (He knows very well how I feel about that.) He came out of his bedroom grinning, asking if I was going to let him wear that. I told him that he was begging for a butt-whupping but not from me--and to go ahead and wear the shirt, but I wanted him to notice the mentality of those who complimented him on his taste while wearing it. (I also mentioned that if he wanted to look like one of his father's friends, he should learn to yell "FREEBIRD", drink beer, and lose a few I.Q. points.) He retired that one on his own.
As I stated in my first reply, such a shirt is merely a wrapper, advertising the mentality of the person wearing it. It doesn't offend, nor does it insult me. In fact, it tends to alert me and amuse me.
In fact, I have thought up my own:
"Only Idiots Wear Slogans"
Peace? <--that's a classic and doesn't count as a slogan.