Feministing Gift Guide 2007!

The holidays are upon us, and even if you’re not celebrating anything at all–it’s fun to give gifts, especially when they’re super cool feminist ones! Here are some ideas we’ve put together; feel free to leave your own in comments.
For the ironic feminist
Sticks and Stones Clothing has shirts that make light of your typical anti-feminist insults–and reclaims them!
Speaking of reclaiming feminist stereotypes, what better way than to wear a bra-burning shirt?
And, of course, nothing says subversive like a our very own bird-flipping mudflap girl, available on shirts totes and mugs.
For the charitable feminist
There are a ton of organizations that you can donate in a friend’s name to; just a few of our favorites…
The Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls , where you can rock out, donate and buy shirts.
Girls Write Now, which pairs up at-risk high school girls with professional writers to develop a mentor relationship for a school year.
Pretty Bird Woman House, a woman’s shelter on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in South Dakota needs to raise money in order to stay open: show them some holiday cheer!
If you want to give internationally, check out MADRE, which supports community-based women’s organizations worldwide and advocates for women’s rights as human rights.
For the horny feminist
Toys in Babeland always has a great selection of naughty holiday fun, including this schmancy spherical vibrator which both baffles and intrigues me.
On Our Backs is a fun read for the girl who likes girls, buy a subscription for someone you love (or lust)!
And don’t forget Feministing friend Rachel Kramer Bussel, who has a bevy of erotic books, from Crossdressing: Erotic Stories to Sex and Candy.
For the smarty-pants feminist
Not that buying vibrators and shirts aren’t smarty-pants, of course. But if you’re looking for some cool books, why not start by seeing what other Feministing readers like.
Or, if you’re more into the pictures, pick up Mikhaela Reid’s new cartoon collection. I have a copy and it’s bad-ass.
Oh, and here’s a list of my fave feminist books (just a few, I’ll be adding more tonight!).
And, naturally, don’t forget to support feminist magazines! Buy gift subscriptions to BUST, Bitch, make/shift, or ColorLines.
For all feminists
Okay, these are just things that I happen to think are cool–but I bet you will too!
Wanda Sykes’ DVD, Sick and Tired. Just…hilarious.
The Douche Card. Because when you’re a feminist, you know you’d like to hand these out daily.
Feminist Chicks Dig Me shirt. I’ve given one to a boyfriend and one to Colbert. I think Colbert appreciated it more.
Happy holidays, all!

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