By Kristi Alexandra
Many feminists – like myself – have only recently come to terms with the label through growth and education on gender equality. In the past, I’ve announced “I’m not a feminist!” or, “Of course I believe in equality but the word is divisive,” or some other shitty comment that undermined my agency as a proponent for equal rights. Sound familiar? In the spirit of finding yourself as a newly identified feminist, Loose Lips has compiled a few items to kick off your journey. Congratulations!
The stunning autobiography of lifetime journalist Gloria Steinem. A woman after our own hearts – co-founder of one of the first feminist magazines ever – Steinem tells her story of hard-learned lessons, feminist struggles, and travel-inspired personal growth.
Emma Watson did it, Beyonce did it, David Cameron did it. You can shout out your feminist pride with a “Feminist” tee or sweater, too.
Sure, you could customize your notebooks or backpacks with consumer cultural icon patches or brand stickers; or you could speak volumes about yourself and your values by proudly bearing a Vadge Badge. Get these wool and felt bad girls on Etsy!
Menstrual cups – because you shouldn’t have to stick bleached cotton up your yoni, nor should you pay for a new pack every month.
If you haven’t yet watched the Mindy Project, and you just don’t know if there’s a feminist role model that speaks to YOU, this show is your answer. Hilarious, irreverent, smart, and relatable. Mindy is the everywoman’s feminist. Just watch.
Step one of smashing the patriarchy: remind yourself you’re worth equal pay every day. You negotiate that salary, girl.
Kristi Alexandra is an unabashed wino and wannabe musician. She dreams of fronting a Neil Young & Crazy Horse cover band. Her talents include drinking an entire bottle of cabernet sauvingnon, singing in the bathtub, and falling asleep.