1993 - "How to be a Fabulous Feminist"
Manifesto for a tribal movement? If you're not a feminist but believe in women's rights, the "How to Be a Fabulous Feminist" poster may change your mind . about calling yourself a feminist, that is. With advice such as "Decorate yourself anyway you like," and "Visualize perfect birth control," the poster's creator, Helen Grieco, hopes to "re-identify feminism as a tribe." "Feminism has become a dirty word that a lot of women didn't HOW To 0eA fW fCMinisf Vr-.lizTZ. erMaan-uim tttmjfetf. laff other U few rACK- Pa ir x tnwi iM&f ctgtv-ftMH tetA.rvk Pe t Mow ife a a wruun-4 MOMMWnT Voie,MAjrCH&rUioHtoei,fi Wrrt letter elect wwantfinflr CXjrt 1UPth!Vioence6aifi-t woHen vernp ermcKKi riit nr i :i nun-wet r 1 1 nmi riti nrr . want to identify with," she says. "And I did this poster to get women to say, 'Hey, I am a feminist,' and to be proud of it." Grieco, a former executive director of the Northern California chapter of the National Organization for Women who now runs her own self-defense school in the Bay Area and has a master's degree in feminist therapy from Antioch University, created the poster with Bay Area artist SARK. Some of the poster's more "provocative statements: "Praise rebel spinsters" and "Support bad girls." "All our lives we were told to be good and do what we're told," Grieco says. "Bad girls say Tm doing it anyway.' " "The Hillary-ization of the nation," has helped fuel the brisk sales of the poster, says Lisa Ryers, of Ten Speed Press, which distributes the poster. , 'Motel Get wnmw.,TreT- nasi, yourar. VV II TV win:;: vxttm They cost $3.50, plus $2.50 for shipping and handling. Call 800-841-2665 to order. Brenda Wilhelmson