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World’s Youngest Feminist

September 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

(Cross-posted at Feministe)

So I know this is almost a year old, but I couldn’t resist posting this aMAZing video. In this episode of “Smart Girls at the Party,” 7-year-old Ruby Karp, the daughter of BUST co-founder and TV producer Marcelle Karp, talks with Amy Poehler about–among other things–what feminism means. She even serenades Amy with a song celebrating it. If you missed this back in the day, you must see it; it is adorable:

(If you can’t watch this video–the embedding seems to be a little screwy–watch it on YouTube here. )

Side note: I wonder if Ruby Karp was named after Ruby Tuesday, the Rolling Stones song. Probably not, but it comes to mind because my mom always wanted to name a daughter after the character. She thought that Ruby Tuesday was a devil-may-care, freewheeling feminist (despite the Rolling Stones’ misogynist rep). And after looking at the lyrics, I agree.

Tags: Generations · Girls with Drive · This Is Hilarious

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  • 1 Leaveittothechica // Sep 28, 2009 at 9:04 am

    That’s a truly smart and precocious young lady. Wow.

    Looked up Marcelle Karp after reading this post…and it says that she was ousted from BUST shortly after co-founding it? Wonder what happened there?

  • 2 I like to post about extremely young feminists… // Oct 25, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    [...] Clearly. And here’s another heartwarming example. Lilith at Evil Slutopia had her 9-year-old daughter write a guest post about Swiffer’s sexist commercials, entitled “Stupid Sexist Swiffer”: [...]

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