More on the Ruth Institute logo
As a new guest blogger, I must admit that I hadn’t really noticed the logo. I assumed it was a star or a flower. Now, looking at it more closely, I can see a circle of women, but I just don’t see the “old-fashioned dresses”. The logo appears to depict a stylized female form, with a narrow waist and wider hips.
That seems like a pretty typical way to represent the female shape. But I got curious–what sort of image or symbol would a “feminist” website use? A search of Google Images using the term “feminist logo” turned up mostly the circle-over-cross female sign, with or without a fist (or a paw print, for vegan feminists). There was only one site (the Minnesota DFL) that had a stylized female form. I wonder why feminists would so avoid any representation of who they are (human women), and instead use a scientific symbol.