MOMS: The Original Feminist

1 May

Your mom was a feminist before you were and she’s got the ashy remains of her 1960’s brassiere to prove it. Sure, she may have buckled under the force of societal convention since she had you, but you better believe that back in her day she was a fierce second-waver gettin’ all up in the face of The Man. How do you think you were conceived, anyway? Hello – SEXUAL REVOLUTION.

So, feminists, next time you’re taking back the night at a Slut Walk remember this: Your mom was getting paid less than her male counterparts since before you were born. She was fighting for gender equality before you even knew how to spell patriarchy.

Next week is the celebration of your mom, the original feminist. Yes, Mother’s Day is less than a week away. No need to panic; Mislabeled has all the latest polling data on exactly what mom wants this Mother’s Day. According to a survey commissioned by The Mom Complex, (whatever that is) 57% of moms consider a break from housework the ultimate Mother’s Day gift, which is hard to believe since we all know much women like Scrubbing Bubbles.

Anyway, if you’re in the vast minority and hate cleaning as much as I do, have no fear. Second on Mom’s wish list is a “homemade gesture” (42%). That’s right, start stringing your macaroni necklaces now, biddies, and you’re sure to be Mom’s new favorite come May 8th! Handwritten notes and home-cooked meals also count, but are frowned upon as they are far less fashionable, unless you are writing your Mother’s Day card on this oh-you-fancy-huh stationary.

This post brought to you by Kelsey and inspired by DADS, the original hipsters.

One Response to “MOMS: The Original Feminist”


  1. Now In Theaters: Your Mom « mislabeled - May 4, 2011

    […] Day, the 24-hour period when we celebrate the original feminists, is a-coming. And we think you should go above and beyond this year for your mama. I mean, […]

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