There are a lot of voices in the wide world of the internet, and these are some of our favourite feminist ones. Let us know yours!
Kathleen Hanna’s Blog
Feminist hero, member of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, and all around amazing babe Kathleen Hanna blogs about feminist news and events.
Fave recent post: “MCA’s Feminist Legacy,” about late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s career-long commitment to feminism.
Feministing is a news-centric site that keeps an (often rolling) eye on topics of importance to women.
Fave recent post: “Bad-ass of the Day: Outing crisis pregnancy centres” about Planned Parenthood stickers posted on ads for anti-choice clinics pretending to offer options.
Shameless is a fantastic Toronto-based publication for girls and trans youth that gives a voice to marginalized perspectives, and will keep you informed about great feminist events going on around the city.
Fave recent post: “The Greatest Band You’ve Never Heard Of: Fifth Column” about the queer Toronto 80s punk band.
A grown-up Shameless, Bust is a print magazine and website that offers a funny, frank feminist take on entertainment, sex and politics.
Fave recent post: “Tavi Gevinson dishes on Anna Wintour, Feminism, and Her Plans for World Domination,” an interview with the Rookie founder on how she balances high school and her adult professional responsibilities.
The Hairpin is smart-girl culture with a side of hilarious. Example? The number one idea on their listicle about keeping cool this summer is stuffing your underwear with frozen spring rolls. Which makes us hungry, for some reason.
Fave recent post: “The October 1968 Issue of My Romance” is a disturbing look at just how deluded the representation of women in the media used to be.
The Hairpin and Jezebel could be sisters: The Hairpin is the cool, crafty one, and Jezebel is the snappy, sassy one. They balance serious and humorous articles with lots of voice, and tackle everything from celebrity gossip to unwanted pregancy.
Fave recent post: “Comedian Gets Awesomely Meta About Her Encounter With A Flasher“ video, or “Honeypot, Flaps, Twat: Nicknaming a Vagina is a Tricky Business.”
Run by young wunderkind Tavi Gevinson, Rookie is a magazine written by and for, predominantly, teenaged girls. Their content is a personal, creative manifesto for young, intelligent and artistic women.
Fave recent post: “Youth in Revolt,” a post about style inspired by great films like Ghost World, Dazed and Confused, and Reality Bites.
Women’s Media Centre
The WMC is all business, and an important business it is. They are a strong female voice, and a watchdog for sexism in the media.
Fave recent post: “Life in Lady Writer Heaven,” about confronting the Virginia Woolf ideal of “a room of one’s own.”
You probably heard about SPARK’s latest campaign, asking Seventeen to change their Photoshop policy. They won, and in the next issue, none of the women will be photoshopped. SPARK stands for Sexualization Protest, Action, Resistance, Knowledge. SPARK supports a variety of partner organization to help promote healthy sexuality, not sexualization.
Fave recent post: “Let It All Out: A Guide to Getting Your Voice Heard“
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