Mae Whitman wore the BEST feminist tee this week and I absolutely need it in my wardrobe. The Perks of Being a Wallflower actress posted a photo of herself on Instagram, laughing and sporting a shirt emblazoned with the words "Hysterical Female."
The T-shirt is wonderful in that it reclaims a term that women often hear. Calling women hysterical is meant to discredit their thoughts or actions; women are often called too emotional and not irrational in order to delegitimize their argument and voice. Whitman's shirt takes back the phrase and proudly declares women as hysterical, outspoken and unafraid of coming across as crazy or PMSing.
You can get the same shirt from Rachel Antonoff for $45—it was just released this week so it's on a limited pre-order.
As if I needed another reason to adore Mae Whitman. I watched her all throughout high school while she played the rebellious teenager Amber on the show Parenthood, and outcasted Bianca in The Duff. You might also know her as Lorelai Gilmore's other daughter (because Lauren Graham played Amber's mom on Parenthood)–Whitman even made a special appearance on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life as Marcy in Spring. That's why another photo on Whitman's Insta shows her sporting some totally adorable Gilmore Girls apparel also from Rachel Antonoff.
BRB buying allll the tees.