E! Online- The jerseys that Salvo Sports manufactures of the Indonesian soccer team Pusamania Borneo come with very specific washing instructions. No, not "tumble dry low" or" hand wash only." It basically says: "go back to the 1950s and live in that time period to get this washed correctly."
What it actually says is: "Give this to your woman. IT'S HER JOB."
I don't know what everyone is so disgusted about. Do you know the cultural idiosyncrasies in Indonesia? Exactly, neither do I. I'm actually impressed. I'm surprised they let women do anything in Indonesia. The ability to do laundry must have been recently instituted. Finally, giving women some rights Indonesia, good for you! That's what I call being progressive. So what that in America telling a woman to cook you dinner and do your laundry is socially frowned upon. This jersey wasn't made in America. You want your clothing to be United States appropriate ? Buy it from an American clothing outlet. It's not Indonesia's fault that American made products are as fragile as Derrick Rose's ankle or Kanye West's ego. You think people from China come over to the this fair nation of ours and start complaining that Mexican restaurants don't have chop sticks? You don't see Arabian people complaining when we portray women without their faces covered. If a certain group of people choose to have women do their laundry that is their right, who am I to judge? Shouldn't we just be happy those same women were given a right to live and not shipped down a river as a toddler?
If we are being honest, women are just better at doing laundry. I'm not a complete sociopath so I don't ask women to do my laundry, but if I could I would. What you call sexist I call excellent facilitation of chores. Men are better at math, science, and sports and women are better at english, social skills, and cleaning, those are just cognitive facts. We are blessed with certain God given abilities and we shouldn't hesitate to embrace them. Women clean, men do taxes. If we are being honest I would rather clean than crunch numbers. God forbid Indonesia looks out for the longevity of the jersey instead of the feelings of another country's citizens.
Is it a little bit wrong to refer to laundry as a women's job? Yeah, sure, but I don't know how women in Indonesia earn a paycheck. Hell, if Indonesia is anything like America then there is an Asian women running a dry cleaners on every corner. In that case, the tag isn't too far off. If we want the wording to be more true to form it should say "give the jersey to your Indonesian* woman". There, everybody wins.