Friday Fun: Which feminist icon are you?

Well, I try and kick arse, but I don’t really think I kick an Angela Davis level of arse. (Updated to Add: see, although Crikey! has just described Hoyden About Town as “dispens[ing] its femmobolsho views loudly, proudly and with plenty of bite”, in contrast The Stranger‘s blog Slog last week called us a “charming feminist blog”. The perceived arsekicking capacity remains ambiguous.)

So, I wonder how much arse our Guest Hoydens for the next week or so can kick? (seekrit identities revealed after the cut). And what about our commentors?

Which Western feminist icon are you?

You are Angela Davis! You were the THIRD WOMYN IN HISTORY to appear on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. You are a communinist, black power-lovin’ lady who shook up the United States when you refused to lie down quietly to oppression. You WENT TO JAIL! Wow. You kick so much more ass than Foxxy Brown.
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The first time I went through it gave me Virginia Woolf, and the profile emphasised her bisexuality and her not-that-happy marriage. Too much not me, so I changed one answer and I got Angela Davis. Hmmm. At least she’s one hell of a hoyden.

Tomorrow I’m off on hols, and this is what my hols will look like.

I’ll be back for the second week of July, and enjoy our Guest Hoydens while I’m away: Blue milk, Helen of the Cast Iron Balcony and Kate Harding have all promised an occasional cross-post. The indomitable Lauredhel will be holding the fort and spanking trolls. The lodge does have internet access, so I will pop my head in, but I will be knackered after my days on the slopes ogling ski instructors, so I don’t promise anything other than a hearty “hear, hear”.

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10 replies

  1. Brrr. Have a great time Tigtog.
    2 answers both really not me but that was fun.

  2. You are Emma Goldman! You are the mama of Anarchist/Communist feminism and you inspired millions to embrace the labor movement. Without ever directly saying so, you directed efforts toward saving wymyn and children from exploitation. Oh yeah, you were also a total sexpot!
    Yay me!
    (I suspect the whole thing rests on how you answer the final question, yes?)

  3. I’m Gloria Steinem, apparently:
    You are the McDonalds(tm) of liberal feminism, though you used to expouse some pretty radical ideas, you ended up working the system. Because it’s easier? Maybe. But thanks for the only mainstream feminist magazine and for heading one of the most significant feminist lobbys in the history of the US. We wouldn’t be where we are without NOW and Ms., as much as some of us are loathe to admit it.
    I hate McDonalds… 😛

  4. Amanda, you and me both, anarcha-feminist Emma Goldman. Wikipedia says:

    ”If I can’t dance I don’t want to be in your revolution” or some variation, a quotation universally attributed to Emma Goldman, has appeared on tens of thousands of t-shirts, buttons, posters, bumper stickers, coffee mugs, hats, and other items. In fact, Goldman never said or wrote the sentence, although the sentiment is consistent with Goldman’s insistence that revolutionary anarchism was not inconsistent with pursuits of beauty and the pleasures of life.

    Mm. Is it of note that a revolutionary anarcha-feminist has been pushed into this popular culture box of dance-lovin’ chicky-babe?

  5. To no one’s great surprise, I’m Emma Goldman.

  6. Still packing. Where oh where have the gloves gone?
    For more Friday fun, I suggest people hop over to For Battle! where flopearedmule Amanda from comment #2 above has posted ways to move the Pasha Bulka.

  7. I came out as Angela Y. Davis too! Although my mother did the quiz and was bell hooks…
    I’m not sure what that says about my (and her) political development, but it sure says we had one cool feminist family.

  8. Another Angela Davis here. I’m rather curious about how they scored this now.

  9. Oh shit!
    I didn’t know I was a man!
    Which Western feminist icon are you?
    You are Allan G. Johnson! Surprise, you’re a man! You’re also a radical man that talks about patriarchy, male privilege, misogyny, gender roles, and what the role of men in a feminist movement should be. You’re willing to call men (including yourself) on privilege. We love you!
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    And, I’d never heard of me!
    I must go off to Google and Wikipedia now and find out about me, er, Allan.

  10. Er, that was me, Helen. I think. Time for an identity crisis now.

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