This is What a Feminist Looks Like
Rather than ramble tonight, I’m signal boosting. This is what a kickass feminist looks like. Check out Stephanie Novak, who spends her time making damned sure that the voices of Utah’s female storytellers and poets have a safe place to speak.
A little while ago, a horrible anti-feminist/fat-shaming meme started going around the Internet. If you’ve been online since it started circulating, you’ve probably seen it. The photo–if there had been no text added to it–is a great picture. It’s inspirational. It’s a plus-sized woman facing the camera and proudly holding a paper that says “This is what a feminist looks like”.
I have similar pictures, of me proudly wearing my This is What a Feminist Looks Like t-shirt. For example: this one, taken when I hosted an amazing event that featured the strong community of women poets and musicians within the Salt Lake community.
Back to the meme.
What on its own is a wonderful picture that speaks volumes of feminist pride and exudes confidence was stolen and the message of power was taken away by a malicious caption: “That’s pretty much what I expected.”
When I discovered the picture…
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