Let’s see… Beyoncé and Emma Watson are probably your role models, and with good reason too: they’re prominent celebrities who champion both female equality and empowerment, while wholly living out that truth too. We’d love to tell you more about this category, but like all things that don’t need to be mansplained, we think it speaks for itself. Here’s one for all you leading ladies.
1. FREE PEOPLE FUR OIL, £38.00
Available at freepeople.com
Throw away your wax and shavers, embrace womanhood and let the hair grow! Fur Oil softens pubic hair and clear pores to reveal healthier hair and skin. Fun Fact: This all-natural oil is used by celebrity feminist Emma Watson!
2. MOD CLOTH DESK PLAQUE, USD29
Available at modcloth.com
Who run the world? GIRLS!
3. MOSCHINO CAT EYE GLASSES, USD291
Available at farfetch.com
Rep the Feminist Starter Pack look by beginning with the classic cat eye glasses with bold red frames. Linda is outgoing, Linda is flamboyant, Linda has an absurd obsession with performing arts, be like Linda.
4. BOOBS NECKLACE, $48.44
Available at Etsy
We’re all about the sisterhood — even if it means supporting our lil’ sistas, or should we call it tatas. This year, we’ve seen a rise in minimalist jewellery trend and there’s simply no way we can deny that we’re not obsessed about it. This simple and chic necklace, embellished with some tiddies, makes a perfect gift for that one friend who’s all about supporting female rights — you go girl!
5. ALEX AND ANI WONDER WOMAN RING WRAP, USD38
Available at alexandani.com
Feminist is just another word for wonder woman, no? Fight! For! Justice! With this fierce ring.
6. PLANTRONICS BACKBEAT FIT 3100, $249
Available at leading IT and Electronic stores and plantronics.com
Who says blue’s for boys? These sweatproof, waterproof ultimate sport earbuds will take you from your HIIT class to the pool, with up to 5 hours of wireless listening (and an additional 10 hours with the included charge case).
7. BING BANG NYC X ME & YOU FEMINIST LIGHTER, USD10
Available at bingbangnyc.com
Whip these out and stare down anyone who’s judging when you’re just taking a drag. It’s also an ironic on the whole bra-burning feminist stereotype, but some people just need a more obvious reminder.
8. TOYJOY LUZ LUMINATE VIBRATOR, $75.70
Available at cherryaffairs.com
The first step to empowerment is self love, and what better way to do it than to get intimate with yourself? Moreover, it releases endorphins that make us feel happier and less stressed!
9. SO APERO! BRON COUCKE 1 PACK, SAUSAGE & CHORIZO GUILLOTINE SLICER, $52.49
Available on Amazon
Caught another one cheating on you? Don’t just sit back and let him get away with it. This Guillotine Slicer is designed to give quick and precise cuts — for any type of meat.
10. PERK BY KATE CHARLIE SIDE-CLASP PADDED BRALETTE, $69
Available at perkbykate.com
Goodbye underwire and push-ups! You clearly don’t have to be sexy all the time (unless you want to), especially when most lingerie ads seem peddled to the male gaze. Go unconventional with a bralette — local label Perk By Kate keeps their designs delicate and feminine, and are all for the muted cleavage and luxurious comfort. Take it as a modest take on #freethenipple.
11. REEBOK PUREMOVE BRA, $79
Available at Royal Sporting House stores and online
When you’re in the midst of an intense workout, the last thing you want is for your boobs to get in the way. Thankfully, with Reebok’s new PureMove Bra, engaging in a full workout is much easier because it feels like you’re not wearing anything at all. Plus, it keep everything in place!
12. CALVIN KLEIN WOVEN BOXERS, $55
Available at Calvin Klein stores and online
We visited the CK online store recently and they categorised their underwear by “Men” and “Women”; basically, there weren’t any boxers for women. Boxers are so comfortable to sleep in and they shouldn’t just be for men to wear! Sorry, that was the triggered feminist in us talking.
13. FENDI TOUCH OF FUR SHAWL, $1,500
Available at farfetch.com
She’s bold, she’s fearless and she gets heads turning when she walks into a room. Meet the legendary Fendi shawl that took the Internet by storm, thanks to its distinct vulva-like resemblance. A feminist would strut down the street owning this look as if she was Carrie Bradshaw, or should we say Samantha Jones?
14. SOPHIA WEBSTER BOSS LADY PUMPS, $670
Available at sophiawebster.com
High heels, once an infuriating symbol of male fetishism, have been given a much-deserved image makeover in recent times. And when said heels come in daring pink with the words “Boss Lady” on them, we think that signals a new kind of empowerment. Walk the talk, with your head — and feet — lifted high.
15. SMART DRY ERASE PAINT, USD124
Available at smartersurfaces.com
Smart Wall Paint White is a one-coat dry erase paint which transforms surfaces into large writable dry erase areas. If you write out your cooking schedule, your boyfriend/husband can no longer say “make me a sandwich”. Or just use the wall to tell him to stop being sexist.
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