Getting actively involved in protests and marches to defend women's rights is a lot like cheerleading, only better. (Go with us here...) Instead of motivating athletes, we’re advocating for ourselves. Win! Still, like cheerleaders, we need a shit ton of energy and at-the-ready chants to carry our message while on the front line. And for many, getting into the spirit means wearing gender-equality flair in any way we can. (In both the cheer and activism worlds, there’s no such thing as too much spirit.) For some, that means rocking a safety pin or two. For others, it’s pulling out that Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History tee from college. For us? It’s all of the above, with some dope nail art thrown in.
To help inspire manis with a message, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite feminist nail art to hit Instagram as of late. The boldest among us can dupe a design made to resemble period blood, or make talons sing with pussy power lettering. Those who want to go more minimal can rock a few decals of iconic women, placed strategically to show when flashing a peace sign, natch. Check out the tiniest (and most stylish) expressions of gender equality ahead, and get ready to get — and stay — in formation.