the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
This is not a post about feminism as a trend. Because a ‘trend’ would imply a brief, fleeting reign, which is exactly what we don’t want feminism to be. No, this is a post about the power of political sloganeering tees, which, thanks to the likes of Dior, Jonathan Simkhai and Prabal Gurung, who all send models down the runway clad in clothes that read ‘Feminist AF’ and ‘The Future Is Female’, are enjoying the fashion spotlight and are shaking up the world of misogyny.
These feminist t-shirts stand as a visual emblem for what women are and have been fighting for, a sartorial meeting of minds, a middle finger to a male-dominated society *cough, Donald Trump, cough*, and, on a more stylish note, they can be paired with just about anything! Clothes are a form of self-expression, and whilst this may just be a movement commercialising, fashion seems to be firmly on board.
Unfortunately for me, I can’t afford Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dhs2,000+ ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ tee, but I’m happy to settle for this little Dhs100 number.
Shop my edit of feminist t-shirts (with a few accessories thrown in)