Gift ideas from The F Word shop!
Catherine Redfern // 28 November 2009
(Of course, if you don’t want to use Amazon you can always choose to buy from one of the following independent stores:
News From Nowhere (Liverpool)
Word Power (Edinburgh)
Cath Tate Direct (online only – was Womensstore, sell feminist-themed nik-naks)
I thought I would offer a few suggestions to give you some ideas if you’re looking for feminist-themed presents to buy for people! Some of the books we’ve listed in the shop are out of print, but we’ve kept them in because we like them or think they’re important (also you can often get second hand versions from other sellers).
I recently finished reading, and would recommend Word Warriors, an amazing, inspirational and moving collection of women spoken word artists and their work, including Alix Olsen, Sarah Jones and Michelle Tea and Julia Serano.
We have suggestions for children and young people including Girls will be Boys will be Girls will be…, or how about one of Studio Ghibli’s animations featuring strong female characters, like Laputa: Castle in the Sky.
Anyway, I won’t go on as you can browse the store and see for yourself!
Finally, how about supporting the lovely people at Subtext magazine by buying a subscription?
Feel free to make more suggestions in the comments.