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Target targeted by petition for selling 'trophy' wife t-shirts

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The big box store Target is in the cross hairs of angry internet users for selling a women's t-shirt with the word "trophy" on it.

The aptly-named "Strand Trophy Wife Graphic Tee" retails on Target.com for $12.99 and is also available for plus-sized women.

The shirt prompted the creation of a change.org petition entitled "stop selling sexist 'trophy' shirt that demeans women."

"The word 'Trophy' is described in the English language as 'any THING taken in war, hunting, competition, etc., especially when preserved as a memento; spoil, prize, or award- anything serving as a token or evidence of victory, valor, skill, etc.,'" the petition states.

It goes on to say that the practice of taking young girls as "trophies" every year in war, sex trafficking, slavery and rape still exists.

"The word trophy should not refer to any person, man or woman, because we are not THINGS- we are human beings," the petition says.

Many took to sounding off about the shirt on social media.

"I'm assuming Target employs a robust army of savvy marketing robots and yet nobody raised their hand in this meeting," said Twitter user Amy Novak.

Others defended it.

"People are too easily [offended] these days," wrote Twitter user James Foster. "A @Target #TROPHY shirt? How long until clothing is exclusively dyed black or white. #NOHUMOR."

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