Setting about creating a list of the top ten blogging feminists on the Internet today is no small feat. So I start with the disclaimer that many local Coloradans were asked to suggest their favorite feminist blogs, as well as popular online magazines such as Jezebel.com and xojane.com researched for ideas. Consulted too were the “blogrolls” of other excellent feminist blogs, which led to truly interesting finds. Do you know what the best part of the hunt was? Reading why each feminist speaks her mind, writes her blog. The worst part? Realizing that more than one of these writers hides her real last name because she has been threatened or received hate e-mail after even something as simple as mocking Sarah Palin. Activist Caroline Criado-Perez, it was just reported this month, had to delete her Twitter account after receiving new rape threats. (Among her accomplishments Criado-Perez led a successful campaign to reinstate a woman on a British banknote.)
I will also apologize up front that this article may do an inadequate job of highlighting non-white straight girl blogs but in respecting that not all individuals are Caucasian heterosexual people, I did try feature a relatively inclusive mix of blogs.
Top 10 feminist blogs worth reading
- Black Girl Dangerous
- Queer Black Feminist
- Let Me Start By Saying
- The Lippy Lactator
- Margaret and Helen
- The Thought Catalog: Kovie Biakolo
- Stories written by Kimberley A. Johnson on Liberals Unite, a 24-hour news magazine for discerning liberals
- The fword blog: contemporary UK feminism
- Abby has issues
- Femina Invicta
- Put Down the Urinal Cake: Five is a lot of kids
- Bitchin Sisters
- Economicwoman.com: Economics and Feminism collide.
- “Forward: FWD (feminists with disabilities) for a way forward” is another blog that appears to have stopped updating but check out its fantastic, extensive blogroll.
As mentioned in the beginning of this article, this list is likely not exhaustive. As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions for follow up articles with new feminist blogs not featured today.
In closing, in the category of blogs I wish were being written by modern feminists but are not yet is one that Bell Hooks would write regularly. Gloria Jean Watkins, better known by her pen name Bell Hooks, is an American author, feminist, and social activist.
"The process begins with the individual woman’s acceptance that American women, without exception, are socialized to be racist, classist and sexist, in varying degrees, and that labeling ourselves feminists does not change the fact that we must consciously work to rid ourselves of the legacy of negative socialization."
– bell hooks, Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism