5 thoughts on “Show people what feminists look like

  1. On International Women’s Day at MIT this spring the Women’s and Gender Studies Program had people wear stickers that say “This is What a Feminist Looks Like”. (I can send a template for those who might want to do it at their school.) I got this email from a grad student:

    “Partly inspired by the sticker idea, and partly by a desire among Russian-speaking bloggers in a virtual community which I am a part of to do something on March 8, I’ve tried to start a little virtual campaign of gathering a picture album with portraits of ourselves, “That’s what a feminist looks like” style. (I must mention that for Russian-speaking people, the f-word is even more stigmatized than in America…) If you have a minute, you might enjoy the result
    (http://picasaweb.google.com/111075922405587538503/SohvAK?authkey=Gv1sRgCIii5JmDlIi0XA#) – for me, it was really good; I hoped it would work, but was not sure at all. I also know that a lot of people who are somewhat active feminist writers in Russian language have not participated – it is not like those 50 people are everyone; but stigma is strong, so in a sense it is surprising that we had at least that many – and I really like the faces of the people who sent their pictures.”
    (I have his permission to send this.)

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