Feminism (noun): The belief that everyone, no matter their sex, gender, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, race, ethnic decent, religion, age, literally anything, should be equal. Literally just equality.
If you’ve been a frequent flier to my little corner of the Internet, you’ll know that I am a feminist. While I think that everyone should share those beliefs, I know that everyone does not. A small fraction of that is pure ignorance and prejudices, but most of it is the lack of education on the topic. For example, in a journalism class I took, people were able to share advertisements that they felt were interesting. One girl shared the famous #LikeAGirl commercial by Always. She started off her mini presentation by “I’m not a feminist or anything, but…”, and I automatically shifted uncomfortably in my seat. Here she was sharing an amazing feminist commercial, yet she didn’t identify with it. When the advertisement ended, my professor asked the girl what she thought feminism was. The girl rattled off some nonsense about radical bra-burning, man-hating, women. My eyes rolled. While there are some radical feminists, that’s not all of us. My teacher then corrected the girl, saying “Feminism is literally just equality amongst everyone.”
If you want to learn more about it, I’m definitely not the person to go to. I’m passionate about the topic, but there’s still so much I don’t know. I suggest taking a class in women’s studies if you would like more information!
Anyway, onto the content y’all came for: feminist clothing! This was originally going to be a roundup of feminist clothing brands, but there is a serious LACK of those out in the world. So instead, I’m sharing some of my favorite feminist clothing items. Enjoy, friends!
Feminism Is Not A Dirty Word ($29.95) from Feminist Apparel
We Can Do It! Yellow Tank ($25) from Wicked Clothes
We Can Do It! Intersectional Tank ($29.95) from Feminist Apparel
Kanye Patriarchy Shirt ($29.95) from Feminist Apparel
GRL PWR Shirt ($14.99) from H&M
Everybody Can Be Feminist ($28) from Feminist Apparel
House and Senate ($28) from Wicked Clothes
Radical Notion Shirt ($25) from Wicked Apparel
#Feminist Shirt ($29.95) from Feminist Apparel
Let’s be honest, it’s a bad time to be a woman in this country right now. A bill was passed in the Missouri Senate that would legalize discrimination against women taking birth control or (gasp!) living with a man who isn’t their husband. Planned Parenthood is getting defunded more and more every single day. And I don’t even want to get started on the TrumpCare madness. So why not take the first step and show your feminist stripes with one of these awesome shirts? Or even better, take whatever money you would spend on a shirt and donate it to Planned Parenthood.
Do you have any hella awesome feminist clothing items? Let me know in the comments!
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