'It’s her job': Indonesian clothing manufacturer under fire for sexist remark

An Indonesian sports clothing company has issued an apology, after using sexist language on its clothing. "Washing instructions: Give this shirt to your woman. It's her job," was inscribed on the inside of an Indonesian football team’s jerseys.

The message, intended as a ‘compliment’ to the domestic skills of women, backfired massively, with Salvo Sports, who made the football shirts for the Pusamania Borneo football team, coming in for a lot of criticism.

The company has tweeted a message saying, "The message is simply, instead of washing it in the wrong way, you might as well give it to a lady because they are more capable.”

The response though was scathing. One user said Salvo sports “might want to look up what equality means before issuing any more apologies.”

Some were aghast at the company’s sexist views and how these could have been aired in public.

While others, like Mary Grace Kosta, called on sports teams to boycott the company, saying, “Girls and women play sports too!”

If the label was the bad enough, the timing could not have been any worse for the sportswear maker, as it coincided with International Women’s Day on March 8, which celebrates the rights of women around the globe.

As part of a mammoth six-tweet apology, the sports company issued a series of tweets saying: "There is no intention to humiliate women. In contrast [we want to tell the men] learn from women how to take care of clothes," it said.