Friday, December 18, 2009

What To Give a Feminist for the Holiday Season

Are you bogged down with last minute holiday shopping? Not sure what to get for those secret santa office holiday parties? Tired of the same 'ol consumerist approach to gift-giving? Well, have no fear!

Here are some cool ideas for great purposeful and world changing gifts to make the season bright...with a little enlightenment!
  • has a great collection of t-shirts, buttons, magnets, posters, and even school supplies that would entice any spunky young feminist in the making. Girl power!
  • Support your local independent book or video store by purchasing dvds like: Persopolis, an animated film based on the graphic memoir following the life of a young Iranian girl during the Islamic revolution of the 1970s. The documentary Lioness directed by Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers about women in the military is a great one to pick up. And, of course, one of my favorites, Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed, details the experiences on the campaign trail as the first African American congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm runs for president of the U.S.
  • Give to a cause you believe in! Offer a donation on behalf of a friend or family member to local shelters, charities, rape crisis centers, community organizations or your local community radio station and/or newspaper.
Lastly, if all of these ideas for some reason just don't do the trick, give a gift that keeps on giving by sponsoring a young feminist to attend our National Young Feminist Leadership Conference in Washington, DC on March 20 - 22.

You can also find more gift ideas at our feminist online store!

Be sure to share with us your holiday gift ideas.

Happy Holidays from your FMF Fam!!

1 comment:

Scott said...

Shirley Chisholm's book Unbought and Unbossed is re-releasing just in time, also.