Rebel Girls: It’s Time For Queer Herstory Trivia Night!

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Time for a pop quiz! JK, it’s more like trivia night. (I would never do that to you, dude.)

I’ve been working with a team of queer feminists you may know from the website Autostraddle dot com to put together a Queer Herstory Trivia game for A-Camp, but I wouldn’t want to leave any of you out – so here’s a sampling of our questions and links to the answers. See how many you can get right without peeping the sources! Find a source of inner pride! And maybe learn a damn thing.


Way Back When

Q: Eileen Myles, Shirley Chisholm, and Hillary Clinton have this in common.

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Click here for the answer.

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Q: Suffragists like Anna Howard Shaw and Lucy Anthony U-Haul’ed before it was cool in what were known as _______________.

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Q: This document, penned at the Seneca Falls Convention, basically birthed modern feminism.

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Name That Rebel Girl

Q: Chances are, you were assigned this theorist in school and never understood what she was saying.

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Q: This revolutionary activist, writer and academic has a life-long history of fighting for black liberation, prison abolition and gender justice.

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Q: This SCOTUS Justice is pretty freaking notorious.

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Q: This “bisexual curmudgeon” is the Mother of Pride.

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Q: Who is the Autostraddle-named “Patron Saint of Cat Owners?”

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The Personal Is Political

Q: In what year did Oberlin College make history by allowing women admission to their programs?

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Q: “Thigh Fencing” was a historical reference to what?

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Q: What “illness” gave us Freud – and vibrators?

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Q: Joss Whedon advocated two years ago that we drop the term “feminist” and move to ______ instead.

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Q: This term describes possibly the central experience of every interaction you’ve ever had with a dude.

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Rebel Girls is a column about women’s studies, the feminist movement, and the historical intersections of both of them. It’s kind of like taking a class, but better – because you don’t have to wear pants. To contact your professor privately, email carmen at autostraddle dot com. Ask questions about the lesson in the comments!

Carmen is the Managing Digital Editor at Ms. , host of Bitch Media's POPAGANDA podcast and co-founder and Contributing Editor at Argot magazine. She previously served as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director at Autostraddle. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

Carmen has written 927 articles for us.

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