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Feminist baby clothes?

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pippinleaf Fri 31-Oct-14 07:07:06

My little girl arrives in January and I'm excited to raise a strong and feminist baby. (I would have done this with a boy too.) I'd love to get her a few clothes with a feminist message on but can't find any. Any ideas?

UnwittingAccomplice Fri 31-Oct-14 07:35:20

I pick clothes that I like for DD. They are not pink. They are often not blue. This means almost everyone new that she meets wants to know "what's his name". It's my small contribution to bringing to people's attention their assumption that girl=pink and boy=all other colours.

I haven't bought her anything with slogans on it though, so can't help with that.

Lones80 Fri 31-Oct-14 07:37:09

Try Cafepress, there's over 2000 designs to choose from!

FuckyNell Fri 31-Oct-14 07:38:27

Get her a 'LTB' babygro

FuckyNell Fri 31-Oct-14 07:38:58

Forgot my grin

pippinleaf Fri 31-Oct-14 07:40:20

Ah yes, me too - all the clothes I've bought so far are just ones I like without worrying if they are girl/boy. I suppose I want to get the message across to stuffy relatives etc, that this baby is not all about being 'pretty' and will be valued for who she is not what she looks like or what gender she is.

pippinleaf Fri 31-Oct-14 07:41:16

LTB? I've googled it but lots of random stuff comes up - what does the acronym stand for?

AICM Fri 31-Oct-14 07:43:48

LTB - Leave the b****

AICM Fri 31-Oct-14 07:44:25

Not enough asterisks!

Sirzy Fri 31-Oct-14 07:47:50

Is it just me who doesn't like the idea of using your baby to make some sort of passive aggressive point?

Dress the baby in clothes you like until they are old enough to form an opinion. Don't use the baby to make some sort of point.

pippinleaf Fri 31-Oct-14 07:49:50

Oh LTB - cripes. That's not quite the tone I'm looking for!

I don't think it's passive aggressive to have a babygro with for example 'the force is strong in this one' written on it. If you do, maybe don't dress your baby in them.

Chocolateorangegirl Fri 31-Oct-14 07:58:39


They have lovely slogans on babygros and t shirts. I follow them on facebook and their quote of the day etc is always uplifting.

pippinleaf Fri 31-Oct-14 07:59:49

I follow them on facebook too! Never realised they did clothes, will check that out - thank you smile

UriGeller Fri 31-Oct-14 08:05:01

I'm not really into slogan wear for babies but I like the "the force is strong in this one" idea. Just keep away from anything disney.

What about the current "this is what a feminist looks like"? Although I prefer "this is what a feminist ally looks like" really.

pippinleaf Fri 31-Oct-14 08:05:31

Some cool stuff but it's US based and I'm not being stung for the customs costs - bought some wool from US before and was horrified by the extra costs of that.

pippinleaf Fri 31-Oct-14 08:12:56

Found cafe press have some decent stuff

thanks for the recommendation grin

Chocolateorangegirl Fri 31-Oct-14 08:17:24

No worries. Might get tempted for Xmas for my DD... wink

Neverbuyheliumbalonz Fri 31-Oct-14 10:13:45

What the fuuuuuck are those baby vests about? A few of them are kind of cute but:

Pro Woman, Pro Child, Pro Choice
He WILL hit you again
This is what an ENGINEER looks like
Abuse is not love

I'm with Sirzy, using your baby to get your own agenda across. Grim.

Chocolateorangegirl Fri 31-Oct-14 10:40:04

Yes I agree they're a bit odd. confused
Think it's an American site given the Hilary 2016 baby vest.
The ones on mighty girl are a bit gentler. I particularly like "though she be but little, she is fierce". Can't go wrong with Shakespeare.

QisforQcumber Fri 31-Oct-14 11:09:11

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QisforQcumber Fri 31-Oct-14 11:09:44

Oh gawd I just outed myself. <waves at colleagues - yes I am working, kind of>

AsAMan Fri 31-Oct-14 11:22:17

Is it just me who doesn't like the idea of using your baby to make some sort of passive aggressive point?

Just you who sees treating a baby as a person as passive aggressive? Yes, maybe.

I think people make more of a point when they take their bald ass 2 days old and put a fucking enormous bow on it's head so people are aware she has a vagina. But that's just me.

OP agree that anything not pink is suddenly a boy colour now hmm

Not sure why. Dd who has rocket shirts and a fucking cool astronaut jacket is always assumed to be a boy. There have never been any female astronauts. Truefact.

AsAMan Fri 31-Oct-14 11:24:14

I think people upload their logos on to Cafepress and cafepress automatically lists all things as possible with all of their clothes. So you might get weird baby clothes for that reason.

Would love a Hillary '16 shirt for ds!

AsAMan Fri 31-Oct-14 11:26:19

This looks really cozy OP,default,pd.html

AsAMan Fri 31-Oct-14 11:27:25

Q if you want you can report your post MN will delete quickly if you have actually outted yourself. Just tell them why

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