Fashion Outfits

Outfitting || The Future Is Female

When I originally read about Otherwild’s “The Future Is Female” I knew I had to have one. Cue having an amazing friend *ahem, Lindsay, ahem* who was willing to have mine sent to her house in America with her shirt. 

Let’s learn a bit about the history behind them first: 

The original “The Future is Female” shirt was designed for Labryis Books, the first women’s bookstore in New York in the 70s. Photographer Liza Cowan took a picture of musician Alix Dobkin, her girlfriend at the time, wearing the shirt in 1975 . The origins of the slogan are from the a 70s lesbian separatist movement but it never reached mainstream popularity until now, 4 decades later.

Now the shirt is being made by designer Rachel Berks at Otherwild. The mission statement for Otherwild is “Inflexible and compulsory sexual and gender binaries are used to oppress and deny people their humanity and agency. Otherwild believes in an inclusive, expanded and fluid notion of gender expression, identities and feminisms. We support liberation, embrace our trans sisters, and call for the end of patriarchal ideology, domination, oppression and violence. We believe that “The Future is Female” is the past, the present and the future, and is language that resonates.” 

A recent YouGov Poll in America had only 20% of the population identify as feminists: 23% of women and 16% of men identify as feminists. (That breaks down to 32% of Democrats and only 5% of Republicans.) Even more troubling, a whopping 42% of men thought the term was “negative”. 

25% of the profits from the shirt go to Planned Parenthood so order away internet people! However, knock-offs abound (especially on eBay and clearly no charities are being donated to when you buy a knock-off so I’d encourage you to buy direct from Otherwild’s site.) The shirt is on 3 week pre-order at the moment. 

Plus now Lindsay and I have epic matching shirts. As Hillary Clinton said post-women’s marches “Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that, yes, the future is female.”

Shirt || Jeans || Shoes || Blazer || Lipstick || Watch 

This post is not sponsored, I just think it’s great.

You can read more about it in the New York Times or on ThinkProgress  

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  • cool t-shirt!

  • well those stats you shared are…disturbing. but love the shirt! the future IS female!!

  • Love love love. This shirt needs to be in everyone’s wardrobe!

  • “Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that, yes, the future is female.” Such a powerful quote! Love the shirt and I love how you’ve styled it! x

    Kayleigh |

  • I’ll bring my shirt when I come visit so we can match while we smash the patriarchy! And have a nice cream tea somewhere and enjoy the weather. xx

    • Yes please! Let me know when you work out the best dates so that I can start lining up fun adventures. If Sam has his license by then, which all being well, he should, we can do some mini road trips! x

  • i love the outfit and i love the t-shirt! xx

  • Love this so much, Amanda! And love the quote from both Otherwild and Hillary.

    • But oh the irony of posting this and then about 9 hours later, having VP Mike Pence cast the tee-breaking vote to start the process of defunding PP. Ugh

  • It looks FAB on you! I ordered mine a while ago and had it shipped to my friend’s house in TX … her parents are coming this week and are bringing it with them! I’m so excited. I’m thinking of setting up a monthly DD to PP!

    • I’ve actually just set up my donation – it’s not much but hopefully every little bit will help! x

  • You look awesome, and I would totally wear a shirt like that

    • The company is based in LA. At the moment the shirts are all on backorder, which I see as a good sign! x

  • What a fab message, the navy sweater version looks great too!

    Hanh | hanhabelle

    • I definitely bummed and ached between the two for awhile before settling on the white shirt! x