Customers: Nude Golf Tees Promote Violence Against Women
Now available on Amazon: Nuddie Lady Golf Tees. You can get a pack of nine tees for $8.99 -- but before ordering these, be advised that if the U.S. Postal Service discovers what's in the package you can be hauled off to federal prison for violence against (tiny) women.
Not really. But they're selling them over the counter in England, and in one shop some customers have complained. This is a touchy subject lately, after all. UK Metro:
But shopper Stephanie Davies-Arai, 55, took offence when saw them for sale in her local Intersport shop in Lewes, Sussex.
She said: "They are really horrible. I was actually upset. It’s basically saying that knocking the head off a woman is a joke, something that is really funny."
And the company's web site isn't really helping. Here's how they describe the tees over at Nuddietees.com:
So, if you’re man enough to take 10 Naked Ladies to the golf course with you, they may as well help your golf game, too, right? Of course they should. That’s why we’ve engineered our Nuddie Golf Tees from a sturdy, unbreakable plastic that can take a pounding from your Big Bertha driver all day long. And, she doesn’t stop there. She also doubles as a stellar divot repair tool and ball marker.
This is the Official Nuddie Golf Tee, my friends. It’s Sexy. On a tee.
The tees appear to be knockoffs (sorry) of Nudie Tees, which are made by British golf equipment manufacturer Dunlop Sports. They've had similar complaints. In fact, one woman has launched a petition at Change.Org to have them removed from the marketplace.
"Products like this sexualise and objectify women and create a conducive context for abuse where it is seen as normal and acceptable," Joanna Sharpen wrote in an email to Golf.com. "The simple act of hitting the ball (symbolising a head) from this 'novelty' tee is a betrayal to every woman who has experienced abuse and those who did not survive."
The owner of the shop in England said that he's only had two complaints, but when he got the first one he "moved the tees behind some balls." But he said he won't remove them from the store altogether unless the company stops making them.
These are nothing new of course, they were for sale in the Bushwood gift shop, where Al Czervik bought some.
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