In the eyes of many Americans, our culture has devolved to the point that even a trip to the mall is sullied by suggestive ads and inappropriate images. For one mother in Utah, a recent shopping excursion was the final straw.
As Judy Cox walked through a mall in Orem with her son, she noticed one particular storefront that immediately caught her attention.
“We were on our way to another store, we passed the PacSun store and I stopped dead in my tracks,” she recalled. A selection of four T-shirts depicting women in various stages of undress were prominently being displayed in the display window for all passersby to see.
“The bottom of one woman is completely exposed,” she explained, “uncovered, and it’s a very provocative pose she’s in.”
While some may consider her outrage an overreaction, photos of the shirts in question were ruled too risqué to be shown on television. They were not, however, deemed inappropriate enough to warrant a less visible location in the popular store.
“Clearly it was offensive,” Cox said, “and I was most concerned about the youth and the children that would be viewing this.”
The store manager explained that any decision regarding the removal of the display must come from her corporate bosses.
In response to the outrageous presentation, the concerned mother took a radical approach. She spent hundreds of dollars to buy each offensive T-shirt in hopes that her grand gesture would call attention to the situation.
“I told [the manager] it didn’t matter what the cost was,” Cox confirmed, “that I just wanted every single one, including the displays, out of the store.”
In all, she spent about $600 on the shirts, revealing her intention to return them just prior to the expiration of PacSun’s 60-day return period.
Not satisfied with the local and national media attention her extreme measures attracted, Cox said she is going to present the issue to municipal leaders in an effort to ban such explicit displays.
“I hope it sends a really strong message to PacSun that, at least in this community, this is not a standard for us,” she said. “This is not something we approve of.”
A local ABC affiliate broke the story this week, offering plenty of support for the mother’s actions through interviews with other shoppers.
One woman called the shirts “pornography” while another said such offensive products “should not be where kids could see them.”
While there is no shortage of immorality and obscene material littering America’s modern landscape, millions of traditionalists look to people like Cox as an inspiration to fight against our cultural slide.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom