New Teen Vogue x Urban Outfitters Tee Takes A Political Stand
The latest Teen Vogue x Urban Outfitters tee offers a political statement. The shirt urges wearers to “Resist the Gaslight” which is affecting America today.
Last year, Teen Vogue published “Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America” by Lauren Duca. It is an op-ed about the current president’s attempts to destabilize the truth and weaken the foundation of American freedom.
Gaslighting is the term for the strategy of weakening and blinding the American electorate. According to Duca, to gas light is “to psychologically manipulate a person to the point where they question their own sanity.”
She noted that Trump gas lights the public by playing the victim when the media calls him out on his lies. It has become “a deliberate attempt to destabilize journalism as a check on the power of government.”
Resist The Gaslight
The collaborative t-shirt by Teen Vogue and Urban Outfitters is a direct reference to Duca’s feature. The long sleeve tee features the slogan “Resist the Gaslight” across the chest part. Teen Vogue branding is also on the arm part.
Moreover, the shirt is more than just a political stand. It also provides a way for buyers to help a cause.
The partnership between the two brands saw a donation made to Girls Write Now. It is a nonprofit writing and mentoring organization for teen girls.