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Problem Solved is a controversial slogan on a t-shirt designed by Route 66 Attitude, a clothing line sold by major U.S. department store Kmart. The shirt depicts a male and a female stick figures arguing in the first frame (captioned "Problem"), and in the second frame, he pushes her out of a window (captioned "Solved.")
Due to a perception of its encouragement of violence against women, the t-shirt generated protests and petitions for its removal from Kmart stores across the United States in late 2006 and early 2007, including in Augusta, Maine, Oakland, California, Portland, Oregon, and Toledo, Ohio. While a spokesperson for Kmart's parent company Sears Holdings Corporation claimed that the shirt was intended to be "light hearted", Meijer claimed to have pulled the shirts immediately after a protest.
- ↑ Betty Adams, "Store takes heat for selling 'Problem Solved' T-shirt", Kennebec Journal December 16, 2006.
- ↑ Adams, Betty (2006-12-22). "T-shirt's drawing produces more protest". Morning Sentinel. http://morningsentinel.mainetoday.com/news/local/3448905.html. Retrieved 2007-11-19.
- ↑ Jane Schmucker, "Demonstrators protest 'problem solved' T-shirts", Toledo Blade January 22, 2007.
- ↑ Christina Hall, 'Mother of murder victim outraged by shirt she says promotes violence', Toledo Blade January 20, 2007.
- Blog discussing the Problem Solved t-shirt and quoting Wikipedia article, Boys are stupid, throw rocks at them!
- Anonymous letter to the editor, 'Kmart doesn't solve a problem', Kennebec Journal December 19, 2006.
- Betty Adams, 'Controversial T-shirt shredded at protest', Kennebec Journal December 22, 2006.Template:Clothing-stub