The Ink-Stained Amazon’s Holiday Gift Guide For Geeks Day 3!Jennifer K. Stuller on December 3, 2010 in Uncategorized
Day three of the Holiday Gift Guide is For the Geeky Feminist!
If you’re anything like this geeky feminist, your bookshelves are overflowing with your collections of Bitch, Ms., and BUST magazines, as well as copies of books with titles like Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Action Chicks: New Images of Tough Women in Popular Culture. Tame those shelves with this nod to women’s history – Rosie the Riveter Bookends!
Speaking of your Bitch magazine collection . . . Did you know that Bitch only gets 7 cents for every magazine sold at a store? If you love Bitch‘s response to mainstream media and popular culture and want to support independent feminist media why not buy your favorite geekess a Subscription to Bitch?
Next up on the list is a copy of Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors and yes, I am biased because it’s my baby and I want everyone to think she’s very smart and pretty – but DC Women Kicking Ass recommended it too!
Another geeky book to add to those shelves is The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines by Mike Madrid.
One of my favorite feminist books is The Great Woman Superheroes by Trina Robbins. It’s out of print – though you may be able to order it directly from her (and likely get it signed too).
Other books I’m currently recommending for those interested in feminism, women’s history, and media include: Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message that Feminism’s Work Is Done by Susan J. Douglas, Maiden USA: Girl Icons Come of Age by Kathleen Sweeney, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins, and Feminism and Pop Culture by Andi Zeisler.
Every Grrrl needs a “Stay Golden” t-shirt featuring four of our favorite, and most feminist, television friends.
How about getting Golden Girls The Complete Series to go with that shirt?
Finally, if only the Bronte Sisters Power Dolls were real! (With their barrier breaking feminist vision they’d be on my list!) What a great stocking stuffer they’d be!