06/29/2016

So you want to brush up on feminism

You’ve read the classics. You’ve seen Gloria Steinem. You burned your bra and then replaced it with electrical tape and a sign about it not being consent. Or you got angry at the jerk who catcalled you while you were turning his avatar into a corpse online…. Or not. Maybe you just figured out that your family has started rooting for you finally. After 30 years. Hey, at least they are coming around!

Either way, here is an assortment of relatively new feminist cultural writers and icons who may be able to enlighten all you old school, hardcore, ass kicking folks who made it possible for us to write cheeky blogs in the first place.

We’ll start with my favorite and perfect and obvious technological choice: TED Talks! Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Malala are killing it. Right??

Malala vowed to never miss another day of school, so her father delivered her TED Talk 🙂
Here is the talk plus some other amazing related stuff that will blow your mind:

http://libguides.library.ncat.edu/content.php?pid=600025&sid=5041482

Here is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s talk which has since been turned into a book, called We Should All Be Feminists:

If you love reading up and coming authors, medium.com is a great way to connect with upvoted newcomers. I also love combing through the network at BlogHer to see what’s going on:

http://www.blogher.com/

My new favorite book is by a particular blogger who refers to herself as The Bloggess – Jenny Lawson wrote Furiously Happy and it’s very raw and hilarious.

thebloggess.com

Bitch magazine and Jezebel are the older style plus the new bloggier style of the same feminist lens for current world events plus other things feminists might be interested in. Like jokes that make misogyny and misogynistic behavior the punchline.

bitchmedia.org

jezebel.com

I also really enjoy everything posted on brainpickings.org founded by Maria Popova who is really. really. REALLY. fascinating:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Popova

What am I missing? Comment below with your own favorites!

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