Father's Day Gifts for Dads Who Smash the Patriarchy

May 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. ET
Father's Day Gifts for Feminist Dads
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Personally, I have a complicated relationship with Father’s Day (as I do with most Hallmark holidays). And I know I'm not alone here. Even for those of us who are lucky enough to have a father and/or partner with a father whom we want to celebrate, Father’s Day can elicit a wide range of difficult emotions — from estrangement to grief to longing. Oh, and it can also perpetuate heteronormative relationships and capitalist culture, so there's that. But if there’s one type of dad I’m never shy about celebrating, it’s the feminist dad. 

I mean the dad who understands that feminism asks for nothing more or less than equal fundamental rights for different sexes. I mean the dad who isn’t threatened by strong women but inspired by them. The dad who is intentional about raising kids in ways that empowers people of all genders and challenges tired stereotypes. 

So pull out your feminist fight club badge and read on for our top picks for the Father’s Day gifts that Rosie the Riveter probably gave her dad (or would have if it weren't 1942).

1 /13: Donation in Honor of Dad to the Lower East Side Girls Club

Donation to the Lower East Side Girls Club
Image: Erin Yamagata & Cassidy Turner For The LESGC

1/13 :Donation in Honor of Dad to the Lower East Side Girls Club

2 /13: Coffee Beans From Northwest Coffee Roasting Company

2/13 :Coffee Beans From Northwest Coffee Roasting Company

3 /13: Little Feminist Puzzle

Little Feminist Puzzle
Image: Mudpuppy

3/13 :Little Feminist Puzzle

4 /13: 'Feminism Is for Everybody' Book

'Feminism is for Everybody' Book
Image: Amazon

4/13 :'Feminism Is for Everybody' Book

5 /13: 'Feminist & Proud' Pin

Feminist & Proud Pin
Image: Punky Pins

5/13 :'Feminist & Proud' Pin

6 /13: Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars

6/13 :Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars

7 /13: 'Male Tears' Ceramic Mug

Male Tears Ceramic Mug
Image: Tictail Market

7/13 :'Male Tears' Ceramic Mug

8 /13: Handmade Apron

Handmade Apron
Image: Hedley & Bennett

8/13 :Handmade Apron

9 /13: 'Raise Boys and Girls the Same Way' Wooden Postcards

'Raise Boys and Girls the Same Way' Wooden Postcards
Image: Famous

9/13 :'Raise Boys and Girls the Same Way' Wooden Postcards

10 /13: Juice Cleanse Tumbler

Juice Cleanse Tumbler
Image: Bulletin

10/13 :Juice Cleanse Tumbler

11 /13: Adventure Duffle Bag

Adventure Duffel Bag
Image: The Little Market

11/13 :Adventure Duffle Bag

12 /13: Children’s Book Bundle

Children’s Book Bundle
Image: Amazon

12/13 :Children’s Book Bundle

13 /13: Pin It!

Father's Day Gifts for Feminist Dads: Pin It!
Image: Punky Pins, Tictail Market, Famous/Design: Ashley Britton/SheKnows

13/13 :Pin It!