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The Perfect Feminist Gifts for this Holiday Season

Compiled and Written By Maddy Crehan

Looking for some gifts that are affordable, ethical and perfect for your feminist babe friends? Well look no further! Here are Rosie’s top 9 gift ideas for this year’s silly season:


Fight Like a Girl by Clementine Ford

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“A friend recently told me that the things I write are powerful for her because they have the effect of making her feel angry instead of just empty. I want to do this for all women and young girls – to take the emptiness and numbness they feel about being a girl in this world and turn it into rage and power. I want to teach all of them how to FIGHT LIKE A GIRL.”

Clementine Ford reclaims the saying ‘fight like a girl’ in her latest book, as she lays out all the ways in which girls and women are hurt and held back, and unapologetically demands that the world do better. A passionate and urgently needed call to arms, Fight Like A Girl insists on our right to be angry, to be heard and to fight.

Available now at Readings and all good book stores.


Ecopads – Cloth Pads With a Cause

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Ecopads Australia is a social enterprise making perfectly imperfect cloth pads. With each purchase a cloth pad is sent to a girl or woman in need, in support of women’s health and choice. The cloth pads are made with love and aim to protect the environment, provide education on menstruation and empower women on a global scale.
It is in the pressing issue of period shaming, which culturally and contextually shames women for being on their menstrual cycles, that Ecopads feel a strong passion for making a change. They are working to provide access to cloth pads, clean water and sanitation paired with educational workshops surrounding sex and health hygiene, encouragement to empower women and educational programs to challenge cultural stigmas around menstruation. Check out all the cool patterns to choose from!

Ecopads Australia: www.ecopadsaustralia.com/cloth-pads


Women’s History Colouring Book

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A great gift for children (girls AND boys), history buffs, teachers, librarians, feminists, parents, grandparents, and anybody who likes to color. The Women’s History Colouring Book includes twenty-three line drawings of powerful women including: Josephine Baker, Nellie Bly, Rachel Carson, Soong Ching-Ling, Hillary Clinton, Claudette Colvin, Marie Curie, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Indira Gandhi, Emma Goldman, Sheikh Hasina, Billie Holiday, Mae Jemison, Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, Frida Kahlo, Billie Jean King, Tina Modotti, Annie Oakley, Michelle Obama, Georgia O’Keeffe, Yoko Ono, Betty Shabazz, and Madame C. J. Walker.

Available on Etsy.


Beyonce Tote Bag

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This tote needs very little explanation. Just look at it! Ah-may-zing.

Designed by Dear Colleen, printed in Melbourne by us The Club with eco friendly dyes.

Available at The Club of Odd Volumes website: theclubofoddvolumes.com


We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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“Some people ask: “Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?” Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general—but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded. It would be a way of denying that the problem of gender targets women.”
― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

It’s just over a year since Sweden issued a copy of We Should All Be Feminists to every 16 year old in the country, and it’s significance still holds strong. While the same has not yet happened in Australia, you could help make a start by gifting them to your friends. In this personal essay adapted from her much admired TEDx talk of the same name, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively from her own experiences and deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman now, and an rallying cry for why we should all be feminists. A must-read!

Available now at Readings and all good book stores.


One Woman Project 2017 Calendar

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This 2017 Calendar contains artwork from Vanshika Sinh (an OWP-team member), Frances Cannon, Montana Kitching, Vivienne Hallam and Esther Olsson! It contains all the important dates you will need to plan a fantastic, feminist 2017!  OWP partnered with Words with Heart to bring you this product. Words with Heart are a locally-based social enterprise who create inspiring stationery and donate 50% of their profits to women’s educational projects. Each purchase funds one day of education for a girl in Cambodia.

Available from the One Woman Project website: www.onewomanproject.org


Feminist Theory (as Imagined) from Your Favorite Sensitive Movie Dude

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What started as a silly way for blogger Danielle Henderson and her classmates to keep track of the feminist theorists they were studying in class quickly turned into an overnight sensation. Since its launch in October 2011, the Feminist Ryan Gosling blog has close to 30,000 followers and more than 3 million page views per month.

In this hilarious book based on the wildly popular blog, the author pairs swoon-worthy photos of the steamy actor with sensitive feminist theories and plenty of sweet talk. Included are 120 full-colour photos and captions throughout, with some of the best entries from the blog along with 70 to 80 percent brand-new material for the book.

Available now at Readings and all good book stores.


Intersectional Rosie T-Shirt

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This t-shirt has two things we here at Rosie regard very highly; Rosie the Riveter (our namesake) and Intersectional Feminism. Highlighting the importance of united feminism and female empowerment, this gift is sure to make your gal pals smile!

Available at Feminist Apparel.


A Seat At The Table – Solange’s latest album

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“A project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing.”

― Solange on her album A Seat At The Table

The album features an incredible number of artists including Andre 3000, Lil’ Wayne, and Kelly Rowland, with production by Sampha, Q Tip, and Raphael Saadiq. It’s bound to get you and your friends moving!

Available at Readings.


Happy Holidays from the Rosie team! <3

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