I’ve been building this list for a while, but was particularly compelled to publish it after the whole Patricia Arquette debacle at the Oscars. A critique of her lack of intersectionality is warranted. She absolutely messed up. But it was the instant swarm and rapid shredding of a spotlight moment that sank my feminist heart. There was an opportunity for all social justice movements to seize a moment for what it was — a mainstream opportunity to elevate the important issue of women’s access to equal pay — and instead we lambasted PA for her imperfections. The result: No one wins.
In this list, I hope we can rebuild and support a robust and intersectional feminist discourse. There’s a lot of work to do, and we can start by learning and hearing everyone’s voice. This list is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the diversity of the feminist movement, and doesn’t begin to represent it in its fullest. But I am thrilled to celebrate the badass women (and sometimes men) I admire who write for them.
Happy reading, friends.
- Mic.com — First on the list because of content generated by our very own Maureen.
- Feministing — By young feminists. For young feminists. I particularly love Fucking with Feministing. A special shoutout to my girl, Lori.
- RH Reality Check— Anytime there’s “stupid crap politicians say about women’s bodies” in the news, I come here. But you can also find all things sexual and reproductive health and justice here too.
- Everyday Feminism — Intersectionality at its finest. And there are online courses for your learning pleasure.
- Think Progress — …and especially Health Editor Tara Culp-Ressler.
- Black Girl Dangerous — Mia McKenzie and her irreverent team, elevating the voices of queer and trans people of color.
- Ms. Magazine — A classic feminist publication.
- Feminist Frequency — Women + pop culture + media literacy + critique.
- The Women Take Over — Known for their spotlights on influential women out in the world. (Psssst. We even got showcased once. #swoon).
- Brown Girl Magazine — By and for young South Asian women (and men) living in the Diaspora.
- Adios Barbie — For a healthy dose of body-positive messages and resources in this increasingly body-negative world, check them out.
- Hollaback — Ending street harassment in a community near you.
- Girls Globe — A global take on issues concerning the rights and health of women and girls.
- Role Reboot — “We prize the personal narrative and believe that honest storytelling is the most powerful form of consciousness-raising.” We applaud you!
- Make It Work — Because workers’ rights are a feminist issue.
- NARAL’s Blog for Choice — Stay hip to reproductive justice work happening all around the US.
- Smart Girls at the Party — Do I need to tell you why we love this? SMART GIRLS UNITE! AMY POEHLER WE LOVE YOU!
- Bitch Magazine — For your daily thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.
- Makers — A video collection for women’s stories, and a beautiful site.
- Feminist Current — Check them out for a unique perspective on pop culture, politics, current events, sexuality, gender, etc. And they’re Canadian!