A few weeks ago, I started working on a project for the nonprofit I created. In the five years that Guerrilla Feminism has been active, we have received MANY questions from people wanting to learn about various terms, ideas, etc. In the beginning, I would often say: "Use Google!" But as time went on, I began thinking about just HOW MUCH SHIT is on the internet. How do you know if what you're reading is legit? How do you know what you're reading is from an inclusive space or person? Well, GF DARC takes the guesswork out of that!
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A disturbing trend i've been noticing (for quite sometime) is one of entitlement in online spaces. I could talk forever about this entitlement, as it erupts in literally every single space of the internet, but for the sake of brevity, I'll only be talking about it in feminist spaces. More specifically, I'll be talking about how it shows up on Guerrilla Feminism--the org I created five years ago.
I've been thinking a lot about this, and it makes me angry.
Within the realm of feminist activism (and feminist community), there is this cloud of judgment that hangs over those of us who activate our activism online. Even if we are demonstrating, flyering, etc on street level, our online activism is brushed aside--as if it doesn't even matter. It's not "good" enough.
The anthology that I have been dreaming of publishing for the past 4 years is finally available for purchase on Amazon for Kindle! It's $4.99 and has some beautifully talented women who wrote about ethnicity, feminism, body image, sex & sexuality, and activism.
Please check it out if you can!
As a feminist "lady blogger", I've come to realize how much shit we have to put up with--and it doesn't appear to be ending any time soon. I recently read an article about a rower (and blogger) named Jenn Gibbons. Gibbons set out to complete a solo voyage: the 1,500 mile perimeter of Lake Michigan. From her blog, it states...