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Blogs about Feminism

There are some great ideas and conversations on feminist issues taking place on blogs all around the world. Here are some great blogs that we find to be particularly interesting.

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Feminisms in Action 

Begun by a Colgate Women's Studies' major, Feminisms in Action includes weekly reflections on the Center for Women's Studies Brown Bag series and feminist issues of concern in the news and their own lives. Read Feminisms in Action.

Feministing

Feministing promotes young women speaking on their own behalf about issues affecting them. They hope to encourage progressive and safe discourse, and therefore maintain their blogs and the subsequent comments carefully to avoid any harsh anti-feminist sentiment. They also have some really rad merchandise with their super cool logo on it! Read Feministing.

Feministe

Feministe is run solely by and for women. They cover issues from race and homophobia to language issues, advertising, and abortion. They also offer an extensive list of blogs, media sources, and organizational links to other great feminist websites. Plus their writing is usually humorous but poignant, making it not only funny to read, but informative. Read Feministe.

Our Bodies Our Blog

If you have ever read the book, Our Bodies, Ourselves, you would see the connection between this site and the book. This website, like the book, represents a non-profit public interest group centering on women's health education, advocacy, and consulting. If you have any questions about your body and what's going on with it, this is definitely a good place to go. They aim to provide easily accessible research-based information about women's sexuality and health. Read Our Bodies Our Blog.

Racialicious

A blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. Read Racialicious.

Colgate Women’s Studies Feminisms in Action

This blog was started by WMST 202 students, and it explores and analyzes Colgate student events as well as current news and topics of interest from a variety of feminist lenses. Read Feminisms in Action.

Sociological Images

This is a sociological blog that investigates popular culture and current news reporting, with an emphasis on gender, bodies, and activism. Read Sociological Images.

The F Bomb

This site is aimed towards teenagers and younger feminists who have something to say about their rights as women and aim to be heard. They encourage young women who are angered by what's going on in the world around them to come here and talk to one another, thereby creating a community of awareness and support. Read The F Bomb.


The Pursuit of Harpyness

This site is written by five "of the most charming and vicious women on the Internet." They comment on topics in the daily news by looking at them through a feminist lens and reporting how they think and feel about it — no holds barred. These women are tough, funny, and easy to read. If you're looking for a feminist perspective on current events, check it out. Read The Pursuit of Harpyness.

Hip Mama Zine

This website is the online outlet for the print 'zine of the same name. Although it focuses entirely on parenting from a feminist perspective, it might be of interest to anyone who is considering having children in our patriarchal society. It is informative, funny, touching, and interesting. Read Hip Mama Zine.

Pandagon

Run by four women, this site offers not only feminist cultural critiques of current events but also has a political slant, leaning left. If politics interest you at all, give this site a look. Their list of categories range from body image issues to the Bush administration to L-O-S-E-R-S. Want to know what that means? Go check it out! Read Pandagon.

Womanist Musings

Womanist is a word to describe someone who finds the word feminist to have too many racially limited or discriminatory connotations. This website is aimed toward women of color, and offers feminist and racial lenses to view and analyze current events. This site is highly recommended to anyone who wishes to open their eyes to the issues that women of color face on a daily basis. Read Womanist Musings.

Viva La Feminista

This site is run solely by one woman trying to understand the intersections of being a mom, a Latina, and a feminist. Besides just rants and raves, she offers interesting book reviews about timely topics. Read Viva La Feminista.


TransGriot

The author, Monica Roberts, describes her blog as "news, opinions, commentary, history and a little creative writing from an African American trans woman about the world around her." It is an excellent blog that often explores the intersection of race and transgender issues, among other engaging topics. Read TransGriot.

Alas! a Blog

A feminist blog created to discuss current events and feminist issues. It offers places for comments, debates, and discussion. There are a lot of interesting videos and many links to other sites. It's a little bit random, but entertaining and informative. Read Alas! a Blog.

Focal Point / Duly Noted

These are blogs by Lindsay Beyerstein, a feminist who writes about both exposing political corruption and feminism. Both blogs have a strong focus on the influence of the media. Read Focal Point / Duly Noted.

Jezebel

This blog focuses a lot on celebrity culture, fashion, sex, and advertising. They focus significantly on a lot of feminist topics like body image and women in the media. This is a great blog if you follow celebrity culture and are interested in viewing it through a feminist lens. Read Jezebel.

I'm not Sexist but...

This blog was included because it shows you how mainstream sexism really is without people even realizing it. Some of these are seriously disturbing and some of them are so over the top ridiculous that you have to laugh. Read I'm not Sexist but...

I'm not Racist but...

This blog follows the same concept as the blog "I'm not a Sexist but..." (above), but with racist comments. Read I'm not Racist but...

Gender Across Borders (GAB)

This is an international feminist blog-community where issues of gender, race, sexuality, and class are discussed and critically examined. It encourages people of all backgrounds to come together to voice and progress positive gender relations worldwide. Read Gender Across Borders (GAB).

The Crunk Feminist Collective (CFC)

This blog creates "a space of support and camaraderie for hip-hop generation feminists of color, queer and straight, in the academy and without, by building a rhetorical community, in which we can discuss our ideas, express our crunk feminist selves, fellowship with one another, debate and challenge one another, and support each other, as we struggle together to articulate our feminist goals, ideas, visions, and dreams in ways that are both personally and professionally beneficial.”
- From their mission statement
Read The Crunk Feminist Collective (CFC).

Shakesville

“A feminist blog, and a feminist's blog. It is a progressive blog. It is a safe space. It is a community. It is a blog whose contributors are resolved to be willing to self-examine and learn, and whose community members are expected to do the same. Forward movement, progress, on cultural, political, and individual levels is woven into the fabric of Shakesville. Our key objectives are equality, liberty, and justice for all, empathy, self-awareness, growth, momentum, compassion, and laughter.” Read Shakesville.

Girl w/Pen!

This blog features posts focused on feminist books and research to help fulfill its mission to "publicly and passionately dispel modern myths concerning gender, encouraging other feminist scholars, writers, and thinkers to do the same." Read Girl w/Pen.

Ms. Magazine Blog

This blog has featured Colgate professor Meika Loe as a guest author and has an excellent feminist "Blog Roll" on its homepage, with the names and links to about two dozen feminist blogs. Read Ms. Magazine Blog.