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Topic: Feminist/ Woman-centred Swap (Sign ups CLOSED, Send outs 22 Sept)  (Read 22295 times)
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« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2007 04:42:32 PM »

I'm pretty excited about this too! 

auntiem- I'd put down who you most identify with, even if they were around before feminism was. I'm thinking of putting Joan of Arc down in mine and I'm not even sure if she's a feminist or transgender icon!!  As long as they're someone whose politics/life you admire and they were respectful to women that's fine by me personally.

tindad- What really excited me about this swap was the opportunity to combine at least two of my loves (geekdom?)- feminism and craft.  A lot of the women around me have been getting into reclaiming traditional crafts and putting their own personal slant on them... whether that's about being anti the diet industry, anti-patriarchy, anti-colonisation, post-modern fems, pro-choice, anti-unequal porn etc.  I've been seeing some amazing stuff around!!  Here's some... feel free to add your own faves...





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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2007 05:57:58 PM »

the women we admire because they were "feminists" before the term was even coined? (for example Nora Zeale Hurston)

Please! Eleanor of Acquitaine. Elizabeth I. All feminists before the term was coined.


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« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2007 07:16:20 PM »

Definitely Eleanor of Acquitaine!  Possibly the only woman who had the integrity to play her on camera was Katherine Hepburn yeah?

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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2007 07:31:25 PM »

This is a cool idea for a swap! I'm minoring in gender and women's studies, and would so love to join, but I haven't been signed up for a month. If there's a round 2, I'll be in. Can't wait to see what everyone makes.

« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2007 08:14:54 PM »

I just sent my PM.  Looking forward to this swap.  It's going to be interesting coming up with ideas!

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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2007 08:27:13 PM »

i'm soooo tempted by this swap! i grew up super feminist, and then kinda moved away from it due to my politics, local feminist organization i didn't agree with and a fear of assumptions made about me if i identified as such (not the man hating, hairy legs assumptions, more the anti-sex, transphobic/wbw are the only real women assumptions, which are unfortunately so often true!).

i've been becoming more comfortable with it again, and it would be totally fun to do a swap around this theme. i'm hoping i can get caught up enough to sign up closer to the end date.

in the mean time, i thought i'd share an absolutely amazing book, that i think everyone, regardless of their "brand" of feminism, should read - whores and other feminists, edited by jill nagle. they're pieces written by self identified sex workers about their feminist identities, and they seriously blew me away the first time i read it a few years ago.

i saw a shirt the other day, and i can't remember where (an ad maybe?) that was a stencil of someone holding a bra over flames... it would be awesome for this swap!

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« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2007 08:01:49 AM »

I think I shall sign up for this one Cheesy

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« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2007 09:17:44 AM »

Oh my god. I want to join this swap SO bad. But I'm scared to. I'm only 17, so I still live with my parents, and my dad one of those people that believes "women should stay in their places and submit to their husbands" So feminist things wouldn't go over well with him. Probably just as bad as the rainbow stickers/things I have everywhere. But then again, my room is COVERED in gay pride things, and he still hasn't caught on, so maybe it'd be the same with this too? AHHHH help. I don't know what to do.

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« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2007 09:35:25 AM »

oooh, i totally think you should do this swap! you could ask to have a secret feminist swap. like how in harry potter some magic things appear normal!? they could be feminist things that appear normal! haha! it would be an awesome art project!!

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« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2007 09:38:00 AM »

Well, I don't see how he could object to possitive female role models for his daughter and you having pride in the accomplishments of women.
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