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The T-Shirt Stephanie Couldn't Not Buy After Last Week

Because I'm still with her, duh.
Otherwild The Future is Female T-shirt, $30, available at

Otherwild The Future is Female T-shirt, $30, available at

These last few days have been rough. I'm right there with you, still reeling from the results of the election and probably doubling down on my frown lines every time I read about another likely cabinet member. So this week, I dedicate my editor's pick to an item I immediately purchased last Wednesday (well, immediately after crying myself awake, crying some more, watching the Today show, feeling ill, forgetting to drink water for a solid 14 hours, crying again and making a donation to Planned Parenthood, that is).

You've probably seen people wearing a version of this "The Future is Female" shirt. Otherwild's site includes an explanation of its (awesome) origins: 

The original "The Future Is Female" T-shirt design was made for Labyris Books, the first women’s bookstore in New York City, which was opened in 1972 by Jane Lurie and Marizel Rios. The photographer Liza Cowan took a picture of musician Alix Dobkin, her girlfriend at the time, wearing it in 1975. The photograph was done for a slide show she was working on called: "What the Well Dressed Dyke Will Wear." 

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Guess what? It's still not too late to pick one up for yourself. Because evidently we all need to be reminded of its forward-thinking statement as often as possible. According to Otherwild, the demand for this shirt picked up so much in the last few days that it's now back-ordered and might take up to two weeks to ship. That's totally fine by me, since I'm guessing we (yes, the all-encompassing, societal "we") will still be in need of it — possibly even more so — by then.

Here's what makes this an even more worthwhile purchase: Otherwild donates 25 percent of the proceeds from this shirt to Planned Parenthood. (Though not necessarily in Mike Pence's name, which would be even cooler.) In the mean time while I wait for my shirt to arrive, I'll be over here, staring at photos of a young Joe Biden.

Otherwild The Future is Female T-Shirt, $30, available at

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