‘Tis the season of giving

And all through the house,

A woman was pacing,

With snores from her spouse.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

In hopes that a Feminist Santa soon would appear.

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It’s been a long year for women. Like, a long year. We might soon be on the brink of a worldwide shortage of wine. Women are exhausted with all our time spent trying to protect our healthcare, avoiding sexual predators, explaining feminism, baring our souls in the #MeToo movement, marching, writing op-eds, calling our senators, getting mansplained, dealing with trolls, and fighting everyday sexism. We are warriors. And, we are tired.

If your favorite angry feminist could use another way to channel her outrage, here are our suggestions for the best feminist gifts you can give:

1: Feminist Activity Book

Looking to smash the patriarchy and get your arts and crafts on?

Want to have a laugh while taking down sexist stereotypes?

Look no further than Gemma Correll’s Feminist Activity Book, where your dress up doll can wear whatever she wants and the only thing limiting your sexuality is the size of your colored pencil collection. Welcome to the games, coloring projects, and crafts of your egalitarian dreams!

The Feminist Activity Book has everything you need to usher in an era of colorful and intersectional joy. Featuring such activities as Feminist All-Star Trading Cards, Destroy the Page-Triarchy, Sexist Social Media Bingo, and A Feminist ABC, The Feminist Activity Book will fuel your feminist rage, remind you to laugh once in awhile, and bring you one step closer to an egalitarian utopia, or whatever.

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2: We Should All Be Feminists

The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller—a personal, eloquently-argued essay, adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah. Here she offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her 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 of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.

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3: Boss Babes coloring book

A playful and play-filled ode to strong women, BOSS BABES is a coloring and activity book filled with fun facts and whimsical black-and-white line drawings celebrating female powerhouses from Beyonce to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dolly Parton to Malala, Tina Fey to Serena Williams. On every page is a portrait to color or an activity to complete: Connect the dots to conjure J.K. Rowling’s patronus. Complete the Beyonce crossword (12-DOWN: Who run the world?). Decorate Flo-Jo’s nails, decode Cher’s most recent tweet, design a new jabot for RBG, color in Frida Kahlo’s flowers, and more!

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4: A 2018 RBG calendar

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: octogenarian, United States Supreme Court justice, pop icon, feminist hero, ferocious equal rights champion, jabot-wearing trend-setter, scathing dissent-writer, lousy cook, bad driver, whitewater rafter, opera-loving workout queen. Spend 2018 with RBG with this monthly calendar of quirky illustrations by noted cartoonist Tom F. O’Leary.

Buy the 2018 RBG calendar

5: Notes From A Feminist Killjoy

Following in the tradition of Sara Ahmed (the originator of the concept “feminist killjoy”), Wunker brings memoir, theory, literary criticism, pop culture, and feminist thinking together in this collection of essays that take up Ahmed’s project as a multi-faceted lens through which to read the world from a feminist point of view.

Neither totemic nor complete, the non-fiction essays that make up NOTES FROM A FEMINIST KILLJOY: ESSAYS ON EVERYDAY LIFE attempt to think publicly about why we need feminism, and especially why we need the figure of the feminist killjoy, now. From the complicated practices of being a mother and a feminist, to building friendship amongst women as a community-building and sustaining project, to writing that addresses rape culture from the Canadian context and beyond, NOTES FROM A FEMINIST KILLJOY: ESSAYS ON EVERYDAY LIFE invites the reader into a conversation about gender, feminism, and living in our inequitable world.

“If a feminist killjoy was to keep a notebook, scrawl down her thoughts and feelings as they come up, record her memories, her readings, and leave traces of herself as she is intertwined with others, then you might end up with a book rather like this one. Erin Wunker’s NOTES FROM A FEMINIST KILLJOY: ESSAYS ON EVERYDAY LIFE takes up the figure of the feminist killjoy as a site of political potential, and as a life method, a way of handling situations that are difficult and demanding: from becoming a mother, living in a gendered body, to dealing with rape culture. This book offers a powerful plea for a feminism that is willing to kill any joy that derives from inequality and injustice. All feminist killjoys will want this book on their shelves!”—Sara Ahmed

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6: Empowered Women Empower Women coloring book

This year has many of us wanting to rip our hair out. Instead of making yourself go bald, grab some colored pencils and flip open this adults only coloring book.

Relieve your stress, throw away your anger, laugh a little, and show your pride for the feminist movement with this gorgeous, slightly vulgar, mildly irreverent and definitely nasty coloring book.

Color the things you can’t always say out loud with 30 single sided adult coloring pages With simple to complex illustrations, this coloring book is perfect for all skill levels. 

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7: Quotes For Nasty Women

Nasty women, unite—and read this compendium of fascinating quotations about powerful women through history.

“My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today. I knew it then as purpose.” —Bette Davis

When Donald Trump referred to Hillary Clinton as “such a nasty woman” during the last presidential debate in 2016, women everywhere felt a jolt of recognition—whatever their politics or feelings about Clinton. In response, they promptly turned his insult into an empowering slogan. This book celebrates the now-ironic phrase with a collection of quotations by and about strong women, both critical and positive. The words come from figures in ancient history like Cleopatra; founding mothers like Mary Wollstonecraft and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; feminist icons such as Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan; politicians and government leaders; groundbreakers in arts and culture; celebrities; and the mothers, daughters, and sisters at home.

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8: Woman Cards

Premium playing cards with professional illustrations – because you just never know when you’ll need to pull the Woman Card. You know, when you’re being hysterical or overreacting. 

Buy a deck of Woman Cards

9: For the Feminist Mama-to-be

Forget the “Daddy’s Princess” typical onesies for the new generations of daughters. Get the Feminist mama-to-be in your life a statement piece for the little one.

Buy The Future Is Female onesie

10: We Were Feminists Once

Feminism has hit the big time. Once a dirty word brushed away with a grimace, “feminist” has been rebranded as a shiny label sported by movie and pop stars, fashion designers, and multi-hyphenate powerhouses like Beyoncé. It drives advertising and marketing campaigns for everything from wireless plans to underwear to perfume, presenting what’s long been a movement for social justice as just another consumer choice in a vast market. Individual self-actualization is the goal, shopping more often than not the means, and celebrities the mouthpieces.

But what does it mean when social change becomes a brand identity? Feminism’s splashy arrival at the center of today’s media and pop-culture marketplace, after all, hasn’t offered solutions to the movement’s unfinished business. Planned Parenthood is under sustained attack, women are still paid 77 percent – or less – of the man’s dollar, and vicious attacks on women, both on and offline, are utterly routine.

Andi Zeisler, a founding editor of Bitch Media, draws on more than twenty years’ experience interpreting popular culture in this biting history of how feminism has been co-opted, watered down, and turned into a gyratory media trend. Surveying movies, television, advertising, fashion, and more, Zeisler reveals a media landscape brimming with the language of empowerment, but offering little in the way of transformational change. Witty, fearless, and unflinching, We Were Feminists Once is the story of how we let this happen, and how we can amplify feminism’s real purpose and power.

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11: Crafting With Feminism

This is what a feminist crafter looks like! Crafting with Feminism features 25 irreverent and easy-to-make projects that celebrate everything that rocks about girls, gals, and badass women. Wear your ideology on your sleeve by creating fierce custom merit badges. Prove that the political is personal with DIY power panties. Get cozy with a handmade Huggable Uterus Body Pillow, or craft heroine finger puppets to honor great women like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Frida Kahlo, and bell hooks. Featuring tips on everything from beginner sewing stitches to building a kickin’ party playlist, and a totally empowering forward from “Queen of Geeks” Felicia Day, this book has everything you need for an awesome crafternoon.

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12: I Am Enough coloring book

This honest and powerful adult coloring book, is filled with intricate botanical illustrations that frame hand lettered quotes based in feminism, women’s empowerment and gender equality. Mellow out all your misogynistic rage towards the patriarchy with this motivational and calming eighteen page coloring book.

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13: Fight Like A Girl

Feminism is a hot topic. The battle for gender equality is being fought by everybody from politicians to indie social media campaigners, celebrities to school girls. But how did we get here and who paved the way for today’s badass women? Fight Like a Girl profiles 50 fearless women – both the historical icons and the unsung heroes – such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Frida Kahlo and Roxane Gay. Each extraordinary life story is accompanied by a stunning portrait, along with eye-opening sidebars on their hard-fought causes and iconic quotes. Be inspired by their stories, arm yourself with their knowledge, get active and FIGHT LIKE A GIRL.

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14: The Future Is Female coloring book

We’re all politically active (so Nasty), and have been stepping up to the front lines by marching for women’s rights, fundraising for feminist causes, and staying #woke. That said, we often commiserate about the state of affairs in our world. Too much activism is never enough. So creative heads, hearts, and talents were put together in an effort to raise money for Planned Parenthood. Thus, this coloring book was born.

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15: This Day In Women’s History Boxed Calendar

From Joan of Arc to Malala Yousafzai, this calendar takes a deeper look at how women have changed the world throughout history ― those behind the scenes centuries ago, and many right out in the open today!  A testament to the strong female role models and maybe even a few more infamous than famous.  Discover what they did, how they changed the world, and decide for yourself what their impact on history really is.

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