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Thehollyandtheirony Sat 24-Oct-20 13:56:39

I know it’s not even November yet but I’m starting to write Christmas lists early thanks to anticipation of COVID-chaos. I would love to support as many brave feminists as possible with my purchasing power.

So far I have:
The Ickabog/ Strike books by J.K. Rowling
Difficult Women by Helen Lewis
Embroidery patches by Jess de Wahls

Any more suggestions for Christmas gifts that will support the fearless women (or men) who’ve stuck their heads above the parapet?

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Cuntysnark Sat 24-Oct-20 13:58:38

Does Dame Jenni Murray have a book out or due out? I do hope so.

needanewidea Sat 24-Oct-20 14:07:39

Ooh, great thread!

I'm going to get Jane Clare Jones's The Radical Notion for my feminist friends and possibly a subscription for my mum (my original feminist mentor!)


needanewidea Sat 24-Oct-20 14:10:59

... also some of Angela Wild's brilliant designs. (As made popular by JK Rowling!)

needanewidea Sat 24-Oct-20 14:12:55

Also my daughter (7) has these "Wonder Women" cards and loves them. Like happy families but all accomplished women - scientists, artists, activists, explorers aeronauts etc. I highly recommend them!

OhHolyJesus Sat 24-Oct-20 14:17:14

I'm getting the 'floweries' postcards from Jess Dewahls as they donate a fiver to FPFW

Also Standing for Women is considering a Christmas jumper and they have cool pens that identify as a sword or a quill 😆

needanewidea Sat 24-Oct-20 14:23:20

Oh yes, didn't FPFW have merch before. I wonder if they still do it?

needanewidea Sat 24-Oct-20 14:24:35

ReSisters have a shop selling t-shirts etc.

SmallPug Sat 24-Oct-20 14:28:48

The Famous Artist Birdy Rose has a 2021 calendar.

Thehollyandtheirony Sat 24-Oct-20 14:51:19

Thanks for all the wonderful ideas, keep them coming please.

I’ve also found that Rachel Rooney has a book of children’s poetry published called My Life as a Goldfish. We already have her book My Body is Me, bought from Transgender Trend a while back.
I might buy a Melissa Harrison book for someone.

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needanewidea Sat 24-Oct-20 15:26:12

Oh, that reminds me! We have Rachel Rooney's A Kid in My Class, which is great.

334bu Sat 24-Oct-20 16:39:05

" Invisible Women" by Caroline Criado Perez

334bu Sat 24-Oct-20 16:42:13

Also anything by Gillian Philip author sacked by her publishers for retweeting JK Rowling.

tldr Sat 24-Oct-20 17:16:11

Boobs. Also available as earrings.

(She does a great witch’s hat too).

witchesaremysisters Sat 24-Oct-20 17:25:02

Ooooh! This is a fun thread!
For anyone looking for "My Body is Me" you can get it here:

Book-wise I'd also recommend anything from the excellent feminist publishers Spinifex Press. Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans has her new one out with them:

witchesaremysisters Sat 24-Oct-20 17:26:10

FiLiA does a bit of merchandise:

Redshoeblueshoe Sat 24-Oct-20 17:27:41

Those cards look great

HecatesCats Sat 24-Oct-20 17:28:30

These look great Need, thanks. Excellent thread OP. I've already bought wildwomyn witchy badges and am planning to get some posters/mugs for my feminist friends (and a couple who haven't realised it yet wink).

witchesaremysisters Sat 24-Oct-20 17:28:38

And Angela C Wild includes quite a few lovely links to more shops in her blogpost about supporting women-owned businesses:

mum2jakie Sat 24-Oct-20 17:46:02

I bought the new illustrated hardback edition of Harry Potter based on a JKR thread on this board. It's beautiful!

Scout2016 Sat 24-Oct-20 17:48:00

Not sure if it counts but this book was published from crowdfunding

Scout2016 Sat 24-Oct-20 17:53:01

And this company do suffergette / literary women etc items.

For those who have everything Lendwithcare vouchers start at £15 and it's sort of micro crowd funding people in other countries to get their business going / bigger. If you get repayments you can either reinvest or tale the money out. I'm choosing to only support women.

Sunscreeneveryday Sat 24-Oct-20 18:20:22

Home Grown: How Domestic Violence Turns Men into Terrorists by Joan Smith, one of the best books I've read in years.

KimThomas Sat 24-Oct-20 18:26:02

I’d also suggest books by Jane Harris, recently banned from Twitter for the crime of thinking while female.

Scout2016 Sat 24-Oct-20 18:36:33

@OhHolyJesus Standing For Women have this jumper. It says "identifies as a Christmas Jumper." And there's a "identifies as a Christmas Card" card too.

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