Feminist Agenda Friday

I started out this morning as I often do: being SCINTILLATINGLY WITTY* on Facebook.

[*Translation: trying to hold my own in convo with folks whose humor makes me snort-laugh my coffee on a disturbingly regular basis. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.]

A friend had posted a picture of herself all suited-up and business-y for a meeting on her campus. The picture was captioned: “Do you think my boss will ask about my feminist agenda?”

Um. Huh?

Blink, and you would (like I first did!) miss it. The tiny bit of flair she wore on her lapel, just like this:

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Subtle, yet subversive. (via ShellsGlitterButtons)

I loved it so much, I went out and got my own. (From ShellsGlitterButtons on Etsy — be sure to tell Shell I said “hi!” if you stop by.)

Still, though. The unassumingness of a tiny pin might lack a certain je ne sais quoi, given context. I mean, if you’re serious about making the boss stand up and notice your agenda at the workplace, don’t you want something that will announce said-agenda’s presence with authority?

Like, I dunno…thinking maybe go with…something more, say…

 


LIKE THIS:

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D’you think her boss will ask her NOW?

For the record — as well as for any of you suddenly feeling highly motivated to ask — my own feminist agenda is fairly modest. It consists mostly of:

  • internet cats;
  • total banishment of people who say “vagina” when they mean “vulva,” OBVIOUSLY;
  • (although — let’s be honest — the couple I really ship is Angel/Spike;
  • and now I’m weeping again because Tara, oh sweet gods Tara, HOW COULD YOU TAKE TARA AWAY FROM WILLOW LIKE THAT WHEDON, YOU ARE AN EVEN MORE ANNOYING VILLAIN THAN THIS GUY AND HAVEN’T YOU EVER HEARD OF THE “BURY YOUR GAYS” TROPE?!!;
  • those last few were all BtVS references, for those of you not in the fandom, and also how is it possible that you are not in the Buffy fandom?? it’s like you don’t even know me AT ALL);
  • and, finally:
  • a complete and total dismantling of the neoliberal, capitalist, carceral, white supremacist, cis-heteropatriarchal State.

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What about you, dear Reader? What’s in your feminist agenda? 

 

27 thoughts on “Feminist Agenda Friday

  1. I panicked for a moment, wondering, “Where did I put my feminine agenda? Do I even have a feminine agenda?” And then I remember, “Oh, right. My only agenda is to find a brand of tampons that doesn’t feeling like I am shoving a cheese grater up my feminine mystique.”

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  2. Well, I’ve definitely gotten as far as Don’t Fuck With Me. After that, all my brain is whipping up is, yo, don’t fuck with anyone else, either (terms and conditions apply). And now all I can think of is food.

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  3. Since we’re being blessed with a bit of sun at the moment, the top item on my feminist agenda is to be able to go out in public wearing weather appropriate clothing and not be forced to endure sexual commentary. People should be able to wear shorts when it’s warm and not have to hear some random stranger’s assessment of the appearance of their legs.

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    1. What?? You mean you DIDN’T personally summon the sun, manipulate fashion trends over the last few decades or so, and in a final act of prescience, wear just the right outfit at just the right moment, all so’s Random Dude #5 standing at the corner of Broad and Chestnut would ‘hubba hubba’ at you?

      Huh. It’s almost like you’re just a person wearing clothes…

      [ 😉 Here’s wishing you many sunny-and-commentary-free days this summer!]

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  4. Well, since you asked: my feminist agenda is to see the demise of high heels so that woman [and any men who currently wear them] find themselves with their feet firmly planted on the ground. Tottering around is no way to live life, imho. 😉

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  5. This is out of place (and no doubt out of order too) since I can’t find a Reply button, but hey, it takes more than that to shut me up. Your comments on Boaty and coffee before coup d’etat are wise beyond wisdom. Wise beyond sanity, in fact. I am awestruck.

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    1. Thanks! I’m honored by such praise! *starts to curtsey, stops mid-plie, shifts awkwardly into taking a bow*

      Of course, you are not the first person to note how much of my thinking appears to exist in a space beyond sanity…

      [fyi: I have my suspicions that this particular theme was designed by a programmer who just wanted to be LEFT ALONE ALREADY WHY THE HELLS ARE YOU PEOPLE STILL TALKING TO ME, hence the the extremely-challenging-to-see Reply button. However, if you hover your mouse over the “I like this” star and then move it down a tad, “Reply” should magically appear.]

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  6. Remember when the religious right was going on about the gay agenda? I could never get mine past breakfast. You know. Caffeine? After that, I dunno, just kind of see what happens. I should’ve been more ambitious. Maybe the world would be in a better state.

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    1. Don’t be too hard on yourself. That whole “coffee before coup-d’etat” thing can undermine even best of us.

      Besides, who’s to say what is or is not gay-agenda-related? I mean, does anyone know what Boaty McBoatface’s sexual orientation really is?? Maybe she’s just a baby dyke-boat struggling to find her way and express her true self beyond the morass of other people’s expectations and assumptions. Maybe all she really wants is to go smash up some icefloes and hook up with the occasional flirty cruise liner.

      MAYBE BOATY HAS BEEN YOUR LESBIAN-LIBERATION-GAY-AGENDA MISSION ALL ALONG.

      Just sayin’…

      *stretches, yawns, trots into the kitchen for her first cuppa morning joe*

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      1. I think I need “Coffee before coup-d’état” on a t-shirt.

        Come to think of it, a large part of my feminist agenda these days is to get people to sell t-shirts in fitted/curvy/women’s cut and to stop pretending that t-shirts in “unisex” (i.e. cis men’s) sizes are for all of us (or even most of us).

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        1. OH DEAR HEAVENS YES.

          [Dear Clothing Manufacturers,

          “Unisex” =/= “man-shaped, any color other than pink.”

          Sincerely,
          Courtney and Alice]

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  7. My daughter and I used to watch Buffy together and when we saw the episode where they all became their Halloween costume characters – Buffy started acting like a damsel in distress – my daughter (then about 8?) said ‘I don’t like this. What’s wrong with Buffy?’ – proud mother moment 😉

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