National Women’s Month has been stamped on our calendar since March 1987, a month for celebration, declaration, and awareness, of the kind equality women fought to achieve today. Women like Angela Davis, Emma Goldman, and Gloria Steinem have been speaking up on the vast inequality women face in America. Can you believe that a room full of men are still the ones making the rules for women’s healthcare? Or the opposing ideals that women are expected to be sexy but also modest every day? How frustrating it is when you speak about the pay gap (women still make an average 80% to their men counterparts for the same position), sexual harassment, slut-shaming and someone tells you not to be dramatic, calm down, and just smile more. Because god forbid you to show an unattractive side while feeling enraged by what is still a very real obstacle for us daily.
Feminism involves so much more than gender equality and it involves so much more than gender. Feminism must involve consciousness of capitalism (I mean the feminism that I relate to, and there are multiple feminisms, right). So it has to involve a consciousness of capitalism and racism and colonialism and post-colonialities, and ability and more genders than we can even imagine and more sexualities than we ever thought we could name. -Angela Davis
What you wear takes a new spin on freedom of speech
Fashion brands re-defined what is a statement piece by being direct, honest, and bold with self-expression verbiage on anything one can wear. Check out these unlimited options for getting your message out:
Along with the mantra “The Future is Female”. Fashion houses caught a new strand of the “flu” known as Millennial Pink.
Strutting in baby soft pink heels to hot fuschia top wearing pink has bigger balls than men realize. If you think about it, men fear to wear pink making it perfect circle of questioning their manhood or their lack of.
The disappointing outcome of this election, I mean really citizens? Elect someone who said, “Grab them by the pussy.” Time to put a cap on that! The start of The Pussyhat Project brought thousands of women together with simple knitting instructions, sense of belonging no matter what state (physical or mental) you lived in. “It’s not just about making a strong visual statement on the day of the march, it also lightened the grief providing a positive outlook.” – Huffington Post
For the more enlightened folks residing in southern states, might I suggest this smart-ass hat? Who knows if the trump dummies will catch on, you might be able to make a statement while blending in. Treehaus Future Female Cap by shoptiques.com
So just remember, when celebrating your own femininity, you don’t have to be overtly political with smart fashion sense and proudly pink but sly statements. And if you’re feeling really rebellious ditch the Pink and join a black bloc but that’s another story for another time, and until then keep on threading.