Is Christmas a Feminist Issue? #FeministXmas #Fcurates
This post originally appeared on December 25, 2013 written by Hashtag Feminism’s first head writer, Kelly Ehrenreich.
A week ago British writer Richard Godwin tweeted “Christmas is a feminist Issue”
WHY CHRISTMAS IS A FEMINIST ISSUE. A special festive column for y’all: http://t.co/w0jtlcg7ec
— Richard Godwin (@richardjgodwin) December 18, 2013
Godwin’s article points to the prevalence of gender stereotypes and alarming upticks in domestic violence during the holidays. This got @hashtagfeminism thinking about other ways feminism overlaps with December 25th. How do feminists treat Xmas in whatever way they recognize it? There are devoted Christians who identify as feminists. There are also fairly secular feminists who celebrate Christmas, and then there are those who don’t celebrate at all. In some way or another we all have something to say about feminism this holiday season.
If you celebrate Christmas, how do you incorporate feminism into your celebration? Do you prefer feminist Christmas carols or feminist Christmas movies? We found a few suggestions from the#TwitterFeminism community on how to bring a little feminist cheer to your holidays.
There’s feminist napkins and t-shirts…
Gotta let Mom know that, I’m a ‘Nigerian Twitter Feminist’ so I’m not cooking anything for anyone this Christmas.
— Aeon (@4Laa) December 24, 2013
"my favorite Christmas carol is We Three Queens"- oma, a militant feminist
— Grace Curtin (@gurtin) December 24, 2013
— Claire OT (@claireOT) December 22, 2013
Awesome feminist daughters with awesome dads…
— muñeca canela. (@_terpsich0re) December 25, 2013
— Benjamin Law (@mrbenjaminlaw) December 21, 2013