For what seems like the umpty-gazillionth time, I just got an email from the Feminist Majority Foundation exhorting me to Wear My Rights! by shopping at the FMF store, where I can show my feminist spirit by parting with some of my hard-earned dollars and splashing their logo across my chest in eye-catching pink.
But apparently only if my feminist spirit is housed in a body of, shall we say, a certain size.
A size which *I* have not been since my sophomore year of college, I might add.
A quick tally of the 22 items of adult clothing offered for sale there shows that of those, only 5, or less than 25%, are available in anything over an XL, and those are all "unisex" items. If you want some of the more "feminine" shirts, like the pink "Radical Feminist" baseball tee, or the black "VOTE! as if your life depended on it" fitted tee, no dice.
Our only options are to get the floppy unisex tees that hide our zafig shapes, and even then, if we need something more than a 3x, we're outta luck.
Fat chicks apparently aren't supposed to want cute, form-fitting feminist-wear. Good heavens -- we might make the cause look bad. *eyeroll*
Well, here's a newsflash. I'm fat, and I'm a feminist, and I'm not buying anything else from the FMF store until they get some cute logo-wear in larger sizes.
Don't get me wrong; I love the work they do, and I'll still send them money and support their causes -- I'm just not going to be a walking billboard for them until they decide that fat chicks are feminists, too.