In Can I give flowers to a feminist as a present for hosting a party?, the OP wondered whether it would be a good idea to gift flowers to a (female) feminist, because they were "afraid flowers could be understood by her as a gendered/stereotype/sexist present.".
The OP asked three questions:
- Have you had any experience on the perception of flowers as a gift among feminists?
- Are we over-thinking this?
- Do you think it is an appropriate present?
This appears a bit broad, but you may read the questions as "Is it rude to give flowers as a present to a feminist?".
The answer with the second-highest voting count (74 UV, 12 DV, so 62 overall) had to be edited and is now a stub without much of an explanation (except for a link to wikipedia).
The user concentrated on the second question
Are we over-thinking this?
And the first advice was
If she likes the flowers, then... excellent.
which doesn't seem overly helpful to me.
The second advice
If she's an equity feminist, she'll probably love the flowers.
contains the aforementioned link and no additional explanation.
Then follows the suggestion
For the color, I suggest yellow, because the yellow ribbon was pretty much the official symbol of...
then a picture of two women's suffrage party sashes, one of them yellow
If she goes on a rant AND you remind her at the end that you picked yellow for the aforementioned reason that she missed, you get extra evil brownie points.
I will quote a comment from underneath the answer here:
Given that this answer advocates choosing a gift with the aim of trapping a host in a situation which can be used to deliberately antagonise them, this seems like a completely inappropriate answer to the question "Is my choice of gift appropriate, or could it antagonise the host that I am trying to show thanks to?"