let’s talk about how those girls empower t-shirts that everyone is wearing but no one seems to be talking.
Don’t get me wrong here, I love the graphic empowering Tees I just have some concerns.
We live in a time where being women, a girl, a lady is important. More women are fighting and speaking up, calling it out, and saying it straight up. Even younger girls are too. And our clothes are a way of expressing , most definitely. I’m only wondering if this trend a good thing or a bad thing for women solidarity. What do you think?
In a podcast (it Galz) they pointed out that wearing a t-shirt that says “feminist” is more than a trendy thing to buy. I can’t remember the exact words they said, I can’t even remember the episode all I remember is they had a point. That this girl power, solidarity, feminist, women empowerment is more than a trend or a fab. Being a girl, standing in solidarity, equality, Girl boss or girl power is not a “trending” or hashtag thing. It’s an ACT.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t wear these T-shirts, I’m all for the activist T-shirts–did you see my FB post that it’s not Band Tee’s anymore. I wonder if its a trend vs. an act. That if your going to wear the Tees you should definitely believe and stand up for what those tees represent. Or are you wearing it for the trendy factor?
I worry that the purpose and goal for feminism will get lost. So many people are wearing them more then speaking up. A lot of people are speaking up, don’t get me wrong but A lot more could be.
It’s not even T-shirts, these slogans of “Girl club” “not yours” are on any item of clothing,accessory. Instagram feeds are growing to be more feminists girl power base. But when I asked a girl if she was all for girl power she said “sure, I think it’s really cute though.”
The positive sides to all this it’s turning attention on women issues and will gain more attention, bring a more positive to feminism.
So the question is why are you going to buy the T-shirt for it’s “cool” and “trending” Or are you wearing it to make a bold symbolical statement of what change we want to see in the world. & not only wear it but speak it, walk the walk?
So before you buy a feminist slogan T-shirt from Zara or H&M think about these places where the % goes to some great organisations that do things for women and then some.
- Google Ghost Nasty shirt: % goes to Planned Parenthood
- My Sister.org: they are fighting and educating on sex trafficking
- Female Collective: it is a place that uplifts and supports women also works with artist, writers, etc.
- Feminist Apparel: has some great stuff that they even partner with some organisation.
*Having a t-shirt like this is a good conversation starter because if someone says I like your t-shirt we say “Penny’s girl” imagine what we say when we tell them we got it at one of these organisations?!?!
Slogan girl power T-shirt are a cool item to wear but it is more than a trendy fashion piece. Wear it and also join the movement, educate yourself about women issues, basically stand with woman not only wear it. A way is to get involved in any way possible. It’s more than a fashion statement its a movement to a whole new future for women.
I strongly see the future is FEMALE especially if we keep going in this direction!
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