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Whew! Mother’s Day is over! Are you ready for Father’s Day? You’ve got one month!
Unfortunately for me I won’t be able to go home for Father’s Day this year… yet again. Don’t tell him, but I’m surprising my dad with a special care package for his new truck this year. It’s Star Wars themed. (Don’t mind me for not being modest, but… am I the best daughter or what?!)
Anyway… let’s get real for a second.
Father’s Day is a special day just for our dads, and these days, more and more dads are taking on big responsibilities around the home, including being stay-at-home dads and even taking paternal leave.
Many men out there are having to fight for their right to a leave, and they are fighting the social pressures they face thanks to our all-too-real patriarchal society.
And on a day like Father’s Day, we should not only thank those dads, but also encourage them to be our partners – our feminist partners.
So this Father’s Day, talk to your father(s) about feminism and gender equality. Let them know they need feminism too, if they don’t already know this.
Here are a few awesome feminist gift ideas for father’s day that will help you start that conversation!
(Any of the ideas in my mother’s day gift guide could do well for Father’s Day, too, but I thought I’d come up with a few separate ideas just to add some variety.)
For Coffee and/or Tea-Loving Dads:
1. The “This is What a Feminist Looks Like” Mug
2. A Wonder Woman Comic Mug!
Perfect for the geeky dad! The ones below are the best designs I could find 🙂
For the Classic T-Shirt-Wearing Dad:
3. The “Feminism Has No Gender” t-shirt
Help your father(s) show off their gender-consciousness!
UPDATE Nov 3 2016: Unfortunately the merchant that was selling this shirt isn’t anymore 🙁
Perfect for the proud feminist dad! Don’t worry – it comes in different colours, including a light grey and light blue.
The following are not from LookHuman and as I’m not an affiliate with them, I couldn’t use their images without permission – you’ll have to have a look at them through the links yourself!
5. “The Fight For Equal Rights Is Strong In This One” tee from LookHuman
If I were to choose one feminist gift for my dad, it would be this one.
Clever, no? I kind of want one just for me!
6. The “Men of Quality Do Not Fear Equality” tee from LookHuman
If your dad is known for having no fear (or at least pretending that) this is the perfect piece of feminist swag for him!
7. The Feminist Pizza Rolls Pillow from LookHuman
Because really, who needs gender roles when we can have pizza rolls?
Not your dad(s)!
For the Book-Loving Dad:
I haven’t read either of the books below, but in my search for books about feminism and men, these seemed the most accessible.
Perfect for new fathers out there! It has lots of good reviews and looks promising. Let me know what you think of it!
* If you’re in the US, get it here.
If your dad(s) is new to feminism, this looks like the perfect book! It has good reviews, is written by two well-known male feminists, and is generally thought to give a nice intro to feminism. I’ve seen it all over the internet, and from what I can tell, it’s written in an easy-to-read, accessible way. It’s been recommended as the best choice for guys that are interested in learning more about feminism and don’t know too much about it yet.
I haven’t read it myself, so if you do get this for your dad(s) or yourself, but it’s on my list – do let me know what you think of it!
(And no, I didn’t realize my series was called the same thing until now… but what a great companion!)
How will you have a feminist Father’s Day? Let me know in a comment below!