Feminists have a new weapon to fight misogyny — they’re getting inked. Because nothing fights oppression better than being branded.
On election night, like so many, 26-year-old Nicole Narvaez’s feelings “kind of exploded.”
“I went to bed in tears and woke up to the final news hysterical,” Narvaez recalled. “I cried on the train to work, at work, after work and many days since. Following the election I decided I wanted and needed to do something for myself that also meant something bigger.”
And how she’d do that, she thought, was with a tattoo.
“I needed to remind myself that our new president-elect and all the horrible things he has said and represents isn’t a representation of humanity, and to not let it eat me up entirely,” Narvaez said. “I needed something to remind myself of how strong I can be.”
On the Thursday night after the election, and after doing some research online, she walked into a tattoo parlor and got “GRL PWR” on her wrist and the Venus sign commonly associated with feminism on her pointer finger. “The two tattoos work in tandem when my hand is in a fist straight into the air,” Narvaez explained. “They work off one another.”
Narvaez is not alone in feeling an urge to get something permanent on her body after the election. According to a number of tattoo artists Mic contacted, there’s been an influx of politically charged requests for tattoos, ranging from people wanting their own personal beliefs now inked into their body, to people simply wanting to be inked with something that reminds them of the good in the world.
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Here is an ‘Iron Front’ tattoo to show the anti-Fascist, anti-Nazi beliefs:
Here is the ’empowering’ one that Nicole Narvaez now has:
And one to show support for
killing innocent children in the womb because of selfish sexual decisions ‘choice’:
Luv those flowers, though!
If these chicks are looking for something ‘good’ in the world, maybe they shouldn’t choose such vile images to brand themselves with. But, hey! They’re feminists in 2016, they’re decisions aren’t likely to make sense.
Just wait until these women grow up a bit and have to pay taxes.
As Irving Kristol said, ‘A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality’.
And when the time comes, the cost of the tattoo removal will be just as painful as the results of Election Night 2016.