Feminist blogs, and some websites.
This is the merest whiff of what’s available online. For reasons of personal aesthetic preference, some selection has been made: an avoidance of the pure journal, for instance, and some sifting for writing of a higher quality. Though this is by no means always the case, and — sensible and serious things like gynocriticism and anarcha-feminism aside — my own tastes do verge towards the adolescent or even puerile, and allow for the bawdy and four-letter; so, erring on the side of the eclectic, yay even at the peril of the indiscriminate.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE & CREDO
I am a feminist: being a woman.
Like (m)any (an)other, I am interested in the sorts of feminist thought that are about women.
As a woman who lives in the world, I am also interested in the sorts of feminism that look at, read, interpret, and comment on the world from a feminine point of view.
As a human being, I also declare an interest in humanism and all things actively, proactively, and interactively engagé.
So how should I be labelled? Anti-phallogocentric for sure; and it is a curious ironic paradox of history that, in taking up a stance against The Powers That Be, the fine and right-thinking folks who coined “phallogocentric” didn’t conjure up its contrary. It would be nice to be something other than something else’s negative (see: wo-man et al). Gynoperipheral—no, that makes me marginal so it won’t do. Gynocentric? But that implies replacing one authority with another, and I am opposed to centralising authorities and their tyrannies; besides, I disapprove of any ethical, political, and other ideological structures based on power-relations. Being a posthegemonic gynocritic seems to be some sort of a happy medium. And one that might, through shared definition and attributes, have returned me full circle to just being a good old-fashioned feminist.
- Sites are in alphabetical order, as the hazards of juxtaposition give some taste of the rainbow of hues and flavours
- Les sites en français sont indiqués par « FR »
Alas, a blog
FR : L’Annuaire au féminin
Aristotle’s Feminist Subject: This blog has been a way to interact with some of you around “subjects” that Aristotle has taught too many of us in the West, even today, to disparage: females, rhetoric, and translation. Much recovery yet to do.
FR : La Barbe: Groupe d’action féministe
bechdel_test | Recent Entries
The Bechdel Test: Movie List
The reason you rarely see conversations between women in Hollywood movies : all
Bitch Magazine: blogs
A Blog Without a Bicycle
Blogging Feminism: (Web)Sites of Resistance
Blog of Feminist Activism
breaking out of the boyzone | Ask Metafilter
brown_betty: Dear White Feminists
The Canadian F-Word Blog Awards
The Carnival of Feminists
Center of Gravitas
FR : Les Chiennes de garde
FR : Clara magazine (cf. Femmes solidaires)
FR : Collectif droits des femmes
FR : Courrier de la Marche mondiale des femmes contre les violence et la précarité
The Curvature: A Feminist Perspective on Politics and Culture
FR : Cybersolidaires et Femmes de la francophonie
Diary of a Black Male Feminist: New Black Masculinity
Dirty Rotten Feminist
FR : Elles aussi
FR : Encore féministes !
FR : Espace Simone de Beauvoir (association pour les droits de la femme). See particularly Histoire – théories – ressources documentaires on feminism.
fbomb: a young feminist blog
The F-Word – contemporary UK feminism
FR : Famafrique
FR : Fédération des femmes du Québec
FR : Féminin masculin : le portail d’un nouveau genre
FR : Le féminisme l’emporte
Feminist Allies: A Blog for Feminist and Pro-Feminist Men’s Issues
A Feminist Blog
A feminist blogs
Feminist Blogs : independent alternatives to the malestream media (inc. the classic This is What a Feminist Looks Like blog)
Feministe – In defense of the sanctimonious women’s studies set.
Feminist Fred: Radical Feminism for Humans with Male Parts
Feminist Majority Foundation – Breaking News, Feminism from Affirmative Action to Sexual Harrassment to Women’s Sports
feminist reprise :: the blog
The Feminist Underground
FR : Femmes solidaires
Fetch me my axe
Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog
FR : Fraternet : Droits des femmes dans le monde
Girl with Pen: Bridging Feminist Research and Popular Reality
The Hathor Legacy
FR : humOur de dogue
I Blame The Patriarchy
Inkwell: blog of the Independent Women’s Forum
Jezebel: Celebrity, Sex, Fashion for Women. Without Airbrushing.
Jump off the Bridge
FR : Lobby européen des femmes
FR : Manifeste des libertés (liens)
FR : Marche mondiale des femmes
Masculinity and its Discontents
Masculinity in Media
Mind the Gap
FR : Ni putes ni soumises
No Cookies For Me
Oh, You’re a FEMINIST?!
FR : Les Pénélopes
Professor, What If …?
FR : Regards des femmes
The Scholar and Feminist Online 5.2 (2007): Blogging Feminism: (Web)sites of Resistance
The Shameless blog – Shameless Magazine – for girls who get it
FR : Sisyphe : Un regard féministe sur le monde
A Slant Truth
Thinking Girl: because women are people too
Tilting at Windmills
Unapologetically Female: Life through a Feminist Lens
The Uncommon Man: Men’s Resources International – Supporting Men in Supporting Women
WIMN’S Voices: A Group Blog on Women, Media and News (Women In Media and News)
Women’s Views on News
The Women Within: An Examination of Classic and Contemporary Women in Film
Finally, a fine purveyor of feminist-themed gear (including the splendid mouse-mat featured below)
[Note To Self: Blogrolls to finish perusing:
Bitch Magazine: blogs - Professor, What If ...? - Feminist Review - Girl with Pen - Shrub - Feminist Fred - Women's Glib]
Note: although this, like other mousemats, is now discontinued and a technological antique: the message still stands, re. the backing up of words. Also, smart women are neither antiques nor discontinued.
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