The care instructions for a cardigan had the following message: “Give it to your mom to [wash] – that’s her job.”

A photo of the care instruction was posted on her Facebook page by Federica Mazzoni who works in the Legislative Assembly of the Emilia Romagna region and deals with issues of gender equality. The woman said that she had bought a cardigan for her son, but was appalled by the recommendations of care for the clothing item. “Washing clothes is not a duty of mothers, fathers can also manage this simple task,” – wrote Mazzoni.

The woman noted that she filed a complaint on the clothing manufacturer with the Legislative Assembly of the region, but you can still buy the cardigan in Shoeshine stores.

Local media have published materials on these politically incorrect care instructions, but could not get a comment from a manufacturer.

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