Five or six months ago, when Guerrilla Feminism still had a bit of money, I decided to put some of it towards trademarking our name. I've gotten some flack for this (not to my face), and so I'm sharing my reasons here for doing it. Whether or not you agree, hopefully you might understand.

Guerrilla Feminism was born in 2011 in Chicago. I didn't know where it was going to go, but it grew quickly and started bursting at the seams. We received a large donation (from a white dude) back in 2014/2015, and used part of this money to form a nonprofit. 

Since day 1--well, more like day 100 or so, people have plagiarized, stolen, used the name of "GF" to create harassing memes, and more. The idea of trademarking was brought up--a bit of a joke at the time--but eventually, we needed to do it to protect ourselves, our content, and the organization's name. 

Understandably, some feminists will say: "You can't trademark feminism!" No, you can't. And that's not what I'm doing. I'm merely trademarking the name of GF so people can't use it to their whim. Unfortunately, we live in an age of bullshit. Ideas, content, names are easily stolen or not given credit all over the internet. 

Myself and the rest of the GF team have put forth way too much emotional, mental, and physical labor to get screwed over any longer.