It’s very old (maybe even from early NOW, around 1970) and I have always loved it. It’s also quite true in many ways; even if for some reason women became equal to men (I’d argue impossible under patriarchy and capitalism) the values of patriarchy — competition, zero sum ambition, national chauvinism, religious power struggles — would remain.
We need to take control of the narrative around what it means to be a Radical Feminist.
Just saying the word “Vulva” is revolutionary, but when the word “Vulva” appears on a button, sticker, or t shirt the revolution is inspired.
I made a shirt with this on it and it invites easy conversation about the topic. Other shirts I’ve made:
Lesbian witches heal
Lesbianism is not a fetish
Misoprostol aborts unwanted pregnancies
Racism is the foundation for American economics
Change your body to fit into capitalism (with a slash over it)
She who is whole unto herself
Who would you be without patriarchy?
Stop sterilizing lesbian, gay, and autistic children
Transgender is gay eugenics
May the patriarchy fall for the good of all
Although it goes without saying, feel non critical thinkers (aka everybody out there complying) needs it spelled out…
I think this is one of those simple ones that gets forgotten. It says so much, nowadays. For me, it hearkens back to the fact than we all come from another woman. It also reminds me that even though I transitioned and am now detransitioning, I’m still a woman born woman.
I was tempted of course to write it as womyn born womyn, but i think, if this were to end up on buttons and shirts, it would perhaps be more effective if it doesnt immediately set off “””alarms.””” especially with just your average woman, i feel like it could spark a conversation about what it means to be born female. for “normies,” the womyn spelling makes them tune it out. That of course shouldn’t be our only focus for an effective slogan, but perhaps it’s my sympathy for the women trapped in genderworld that makes me want to make it easier to reach out to them.
(sorry for the long message! i hope you have a good day)
Stolen off the internet. I made it into a t-shirt.
It’s playful and serious. Cuts thru a lot of the noise. It’s a good beginning point for a conversation.
Because our womxxn-only spaces are being taken over, shut down, and profaned by agents of the patriarchy
This slogan appeared in the Lesbian/Feminist world in the 1970s. I did not make it up, but it has always been my favorite