This week in feminism: Rad art, powerful protests and 'The Princess Bride' hashtag
So much happened in feminism this week! Let’s run it down:
After Time Magazine published a poll of words that should be banned and included “feminist” on the list, Canadian writer Anne Thériault tweeted:
She then started tweeting feminist takes on classic PB quotes (i.e. “Have fun storming the patriarchy!”) and the hashtag #feministprincessbride was born. No really, check out some of these awesomely funny tweets. Personal favorite: “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You denied my mother equal pay. Prepare to be on the wrong side of history.”
Artist Panda Suwann dipped lingerie in chocolate to make the point that women are pressured to be sexual in a manner that will satisfy male appetites. “No Peeking At The Cocobean” is currently on display in Jersey City.
Factory women in the island nation are unionizing and fighting for the right to earn a living wage.
It starts with “Don’t argue with your husband; do whatever he tells you and obey all his orders,” and it just goes downhill from there. Read it and reflect on how far we’ve come.