Crafting With Feminism

crafting femCrafting With Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy, by Bonnie Burton. Published in 2016. 110 pages.

This is logged under “tales from the local library” because I ran across it as I was perusing the shelves, and the morbid part of my curiosity picked it up to flip through it. I am constantly amazed at the things that get published these days, although I shouldn’t be.

The foreword is written by Felicia Day, and starts with the line, “Hi. My name is Felicia. I have a vagina and I make crafts.” Then she goes on to explain the ideas which make her a feminist and how to create crafts which make the charged topic a little less dour and a lot more humorous.

This book is exactly what the title implies; 25 feminism inspired craft projects for girls to do as a sign of female empowerment. Projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Feminist badges of honor
  • Heroes of feminism finger puppets
  • Pizza not patriarchy reusable lunch bag
  • All Hail the Queen crown
  • Tampon buddies
  • Power panties
  • Next Gen feminist onesie
  • Male chauvinist tears coffee mug

Very few of the finished products shown in the book look particularly crafty or polished. However, that may be the point. Who knows? I for one, hate it when I spend good money on supplies only to have my finished product look like a 5th grader did it. But hey, maybe that’s just me.

Grade: F.

I think that was my first “F”! Seem apropos, no?


11 thoughts on “Crafting With Feminism

  1. Heather April 5, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    Yikes! I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry over this one.

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  2. hearthie April 5, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    How exactly would any of these “smash the patriarchy”? Assuming one wanted to do such a thing, I think the patriarchs wouldn’t be too threatened.

    This faux feminism is just embarrassing.

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  3. elspeth April 5, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Go ahead and laugh Heather. It is silly, plus a merry heart and all that good stuff.


  4. pukeko60 April 5, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    E, you are grading too generously. This requires a T. For Trash.

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  5. Bike bubba April 5, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    If they’re calling this kind of dreck “crafts”, I think we have a possible reason why women’s wages lag men’s on average.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Cassie April 8, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    Please pardon my French, but WTF??? 😶

    Liked by 3 people

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