So there I was, sitting at brunch in Omaha in August with a bunch of cool people from their Coalition of Reason, Brianne, and Micah Weiss of Skepticon. Micah, who appears to run on caffeine and adrenaline, turned to me and said, “You need a t-shirt!” and proceded to describe it to me.
He was right. And not only did I need one, but I think a few other people might need it as well. So eventually, after some tweaking to the design, I opened a Zazzle shop yesterday to sell these.
You know how it goes. You suggest women are still discriminated against in pay or promotions. You object to a sexist joke. You tell the world you want to spend some of your waking minutes on something other than being hit on. Bam! Suddenly you’re prey. Welcome to life as a feminist on the internet.
Yes, not only does the store offer t-shirts with this design, but you can get it on a variety of other merch as well. One dollar from the sale of each t-shirt or other large item will go to help run Skepticon and keep it free, in honor of Micah’s contribution to the design.
Part of the reason it took me this long to set up the store is that I wanted more than one design. I currently have four. Two are versions of this, one square in fuchsia and one long in teal:
Tired of being told your feminism is too loud, too angry, too pushy, too…well, you get the idea? Tired of watching anti-feminists go unchallenged in their behavior? Then this take-off of “Well-behaved women rarely make history” idea might just be for you.
Then there’s this one, which I’ve wanted to do for a while. It took me a long time to settle on a graphic that I liked. This one makes me happy.
Hopefully some of you will want these as badly as I do. Tell me if any of these designs need to go on a product that is currently missing. Or if there’s a design you really want someone to create. I’ll add to the store over time as I come up with new designs.