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Q: “Thigh Fencing” was a historical reference to what?

The vintage women are chatting and secrets

The vintage women are chatting and secrets

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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.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04:  Honoree Joss Whedon speaks onstage at Equality Now presents "Make Equality Reality" at Montage Hotel on November 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Equality Now)

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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!

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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

Carmen has written 919 articles for us.


  1. Thank you, Carmen. I needed this today. I’m sad I won’t be at camp, but this was wonderful. And now I have a bunch of new badass feminist role models/idols.

  2. I love this!! It made a great read, I’ll consider it a present for my birthday today.

  3. I got some of these right, but only because I’ve been reading this Rebel Girls column and AS for a few years now. Thanks!

  4. This was SO fun, and literally the only kind of trivia I could ever win at XD #cherrycounty

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