Get Dressed: Riding The Second Wave (On I.W.D.)

Crack open your first edition copies of Our Bodies, Ourselves and pass around the stuffed celery, button makers and cigarettes, cuz I suggest celebrating International Women’s Day (today) by going Second Wave! Psst! Check out the new issue of PD for the Equity Report et plus!

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Gloria Steinem

While Second Wave Feminism (basically the 60s to 80s) has evolved, its ideas and ideals helped shape our future feminist imaginations and helped to pave the way for further dialogue on gender and oppression. I’m going to go all third wave and suggest we celebrate those struggles by dressing the part, cuz as first waver Emma Goldman said, ‘I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things.’ More after the jump!

Basically the idea here is to Google image search 70s feminist lady icons and their male counter parts for a sexy, revolutionary and getting-business-done feel. Slogans, political buttons, oversized glasses, beards, big and natural hair, short skirts, platforms, flared pants, hoop earrings, Black Panther cues and a 70s hippie vibe all work well, I’d think. Enjoy, and enjoy getting dressed!

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Gloria Steinem, part two

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Chicago Women's Liberation Rock Band
Chicago Women’s Liberation Rock Band
Student Protest in East Pakistan – 1970
Student Protest in East Pakistan – 1970
Angela Davis
Angela Davis
bell hooks
bell hooks
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood

Recommended listening: Buffy St. Marie.

 

Author: Amber Goodwyn

Amber Goodwyn is a Montrealer freshly moved to the prairies where she’s found a home in journalism at Prairie Dog Magazine. A jack-of-all-trades, she hopes to master some (hell, any) of the following before she expires: writing, music making, filmmaking, DJing, Werewolves.

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