I love Welcome to Night Vale. I want to make a quilt out of blocks with the proverbs printed on them. I want to have dozens of t-shirts with different quotes. I want to force friends and family to love it too. I want a plush glow cloud to cuddle at night.
Why do I not have the start of an extensive Night Vale merch collection? Because Welcome to Night Vale t-shirts are printed onto American Apparel T-shirts. Why do I care? Because American Apparel clothing is marketed like this:
And while some (usually while accusing others of being oversensitive feminist harpies) claim that men are equally objectified, here’s what I could find…
A bit of a difference, no?
So I wrote an email to Commonplace Books about their Night Vale merch. If you like Welcome to Night Vale, and hate sexual objectification and dehumanization, please consider sending a similar email to firstname.lastname@example.org or copy and paste this one.
Dear Behind the Scenes Night Vale People,