9 Gifts For Feminists In The UK, Because These Presents Are Seriously Empowering
It's clear that some people still see feminism as a threat. In reality, all the "scary-sounding" word means is equal rights for everyone. But misconceptions, stereotypes, and err sexism, can make that difficult to live by, especially when faced with constant discouragement and criticism. But these Christmas gifts for feminists may just give a friend or family member the push they need to live their truth each and every day.
Of course, a necklace in the shape of a vagina or a poster brandishing a powerful quote isn't going to solve the world's problems. But these bold items may just change the mindset of a passerby or at the very least encourage someone to think a little more about their place in the world. Remember it's people who will lead change.
The following list also includes a couple of educational books, because you can't know how to effectively fight the good fight without seeing how women from years gone by did it. And no one will get a wider sense of the issues at hand without a little further reading.
Whether you want to add these feminist-minded products to your own Christmas wish list or know someone who would welcome them with open arms, you will be helping the cause. After all, a little really does go a long way.
1For The Reader
2For The Person Who Lives By Inspirational Quotes
3For The Boldest Of Them All
4For Those Who Want To Give Back
Leading campaigner for women's suffrage, Millicent Fawcett, is celebrated in this simple unisex tee. Available in either black or white, you can support the still ongoing campaign with all profits going straight back to The Fawcett Society. Available in UK size S to XXL.
5For Those Who Need A Little Inspiration
Feminism is often seen as intimidating but this collection of essays written by the likes of actress Keira Knightley and period poverty activist Amika George proves that humour can be just as powerful.
6For The Interior-Obsessed
7For The Subtle Type
8For The Fashion-Focused
Since 2010, ASOS has teamed up with an African organisation called SOKO to hire local workers to create the clothes in the special collection. ASOS also uses some of its profits to fund girls' educations, making this affordable tee a more than worthy gift for any feminist-minded individual.
9For The Ambitious One
Here's to a more enlightened Christmas.