Feminism isn’t something to be commodified or co-opted, particularly by fashion. But as the past few seasons’ runways have shown, wearing outspoken attitudes and political statements on your chest (whether subtle or straight-forward) can be a small but powerful act of resistance and solidarity.
While T-shirts, badges, and hoodies featuring loud and proud slogans seemed to be the items of choice over the past few weeks, we’re currently donning our pride with some damn good jewelry – because there’s something to be said for the enjoyable defiance that comes when you clock the disapproving double-take of middle-aged men on the subway. Why yes, that is a golden vagina on my necklace, thanks for asking.
Now, more than ever, is the time for wearing — with tongue firmly in cheek — a pair of boobs on your wrist, female genitalia around your neck, and the Venus symbol in your ears. Here’s some of our favorite feminist pieces.
You can’t get much more statement-maker than these oversized clip-ons. Ashley Williams is the queen of the strong modern woman, so it seems only fitting that she’s made some Czech crystal earrings to celebrate sex and sexuality.
Ashley Williams SSENSE Exclusive Black ‘Sex’ Earrings, $215, available at SSENSE.
This simple silver charm is timeless. An astrological symbol for the planet Venus (and associated with the goddess herself), it was used in varying forms by the second-wave feminist movement.
Cat Fight Back Venus Symbol Necklace, $18, available at Cat Fight Back.
Pins and patches are huge at the moment. This one, from Knobbly Studio, was created in collaboration with photographer and hand-poke tattoo artist Laurie Franck. Buy as a set and match with a pal.
Knobbly Studio x Laurie Franck Nude No.1 Pin in Rose Gold, $40, available at Knobbly Studio.
Whether you backed Hillary Clinton or not, “nasty” became a call to arms and badge of honor among women who are sick and tired of being overlooked, talked over, and mansplained to.
Wendy Brandes Letter Necklace, $300, available at Wendy Brandes.
These hand-carved dangling face earrings are straight out of a Matisse painting. Plus, they’re called “sister earrings.” Cute. Pair with pulled-back, slick hair so they grab full attention.
Open House Sister Earrings, $193, available at Bona Drag.
Ladies, this is a gold chest with rubies for nipples. That is all.
Anissa Kermiche Rubies Boobies Pendant, $552.52, available at Anissa Kermiche.
Silver boobs! What more could you want?
Wolf Circus Boob Necklace in Sterling Silver, $67.93, available at Wolf Circus.
Wear this on a girls’ night out to make your feelings clear about unwanted attention from that persistent guy at the bar.
Verameat Signet Fries Before Guys, $240, available at Verameat.
As the product description says, “cuz [sic] being a feminist is something to be majorly proud of!!”
Bing Bang Feminist Necklace – Diamond Accents, $195, available at Bing Bang.
The aforementioned gold vagina. Tuza, a Mexico City and New York-based jewelry line, hand-makes each piece “designed to capture the timeless, bold, and elegant nature of the empowered woman.” That sounds like us, right ladies?
Tuza Vagina Necklace in Yellow Gold, $210, available at Tuza Jewelry.
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