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Too Loud, Too Outspoken, Too Feminist: Anne Thériault Writes Her Truth | Discover. Your essays are often longer-form pieces. In a time of Twitter-friendly sound bites, why take these deeper dives? How do they play a role in larger movements for social change? I am a verbose person, and I have come to realize that I cannot fully explain a thing in less than 1,000 words and that’s just who I am. Luckily, there are people willing to read lots of words about things! Longform essays are always going to be important because some stuff just needs elaboration. How has The Belle Jar morphed since you began? In some ways it has changed a lot, and in some ways it hasn’t changed much. I definitely don’t write as much about parenting as I used to, both because I’m not a stay-at-home parent anymore and because I’m trying to be better about not writing things that the kid might someday find embarrassing.

I am a lot more aware of my privilege than I used to be and, armed with that knowledge, am trying hard not to be a shitty ally to less privileged groups. How have you messed it up? No Offense. Top 10 Feminist Tumblrs for Teens. BRONX, N.Y. (WOMENSENEWS) -- Nearly a quarter of U.S. teen girls use Tumblr, the Pew Research Center finds, compared to 5 percent of boys. What are we doing on this visually focused social medium? I, for one, am using it to seek answers and demand change. After the groundbreaking decision by the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage in June, there were bursts of Tumblr posts celebrating the ruling. Likewise, almost immediately after the Kentucky clerk Kim Davis refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, Tumblr users protested, sharing articles reproaching Davis' action and sporting hashtags from #gaymarriage to #equality. This is why knowing where to look on Tumblr for a community that will agree with you and challenge you, as well as galvanize people for good, is important.

Below are 10 blogs I turn to for wit, information and, most importantly, the writers' raw demand for equality and respect for women and other marginalized groups. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. « C’est l’fun d’être chez soi! » : le blogue québécois au féminin. Peut-on parler de « blogues au féminin »? Lors d'une conférence présentée le 22 octobre à l'UQO, la sociologue Laurence Clennett-Sirois, qui s’est attaquée à cette question dans le cadre de ses études doctorales, a parlé de la correspondance qu'elle a trouvée entre des blogues de femmes et l’univers domestique féminin.

Son observation attentive des blogues et ses entrevues avec les blogueuses lui ont permis de mieux saisir l'espace internet qu'elles occupent et où elles partagent leur vie quotidienne. Elles s’y sentent « chez elles », comme dans leur salon, alors qu’internet est pourtant associé au domaine public. Cette référence à l'espace domestique renvoie au blogue comme espace ou interface impliquant une série de tâches à accomplir. Elle renvoie aussi à une chambre à soi virtuelle (Virginia Woolf, 1929). La chercheure a cependant aussi souligné la présence de tensions entre l’idéal domestique et la réalité virtuelle.

Mapping the Canadian Feminist Blogosphere. By Jarrah Hodge When I first started Gender Focus, almost four years ago now, I couldn’t find a lot of Canadian feminist blogs. There were a couple that were going strong, some that had long been abandoned, and no convenient way to find others. So last year, Women, Action, & the Media (WAM!) Vancouver decided that it would be valuable to catalogue and map the Canadian feminist blogosphere. The result is a report, released earlier this year, that contains analysis of 108 Canadian blogs that are either explicitly feminist or identified as “of feminist interest”. Some key stats that came out of the report: I did a quick email interview with Candace Coulson about her experience doing this research. Me: What were you most surprised by doing this research? Candace: As someone who has not studied feminism, but has always been interested in learning more, as a lot of my beliefs align with feminist discourse, I was surprised by the various interpretations of feminism depicted on the blogs.

Exploring the Canadian Feminist Blogophere | WAM! An exclusive report just released, informed by research conducted on behalf of WAM! Vancouver, illustrates that blogs authored by a group of contributors as well as those who do not identify explicitly as feminist are more likely than single-authored and explicitly feminist sites to remain active after they are launched. The report contains a wealth of other information and begins to paint a picture of a developing feminist blogosphere in Canada, challenging the very notion of what makes for a ‘feminist blog.’

Download the report | Download the catalogue of Canadian blogs of feminist interest Key Findings, in brief: The report, entitled “Exploring the Canadian Feminist Blogosphere,” was written by Simon Fraser University student Candace Coulson, and is based on research she conducted between January and April 2012 under the direction of the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG) and SFU Psychology Professor, Michael Schmitt.

WAM! Musings of an Inappropriate Woman. “I always say, in New York City there are 8 million people, and 7.5 million psychopaths,” said the taxi driver who transported Mr Musings and I back to Brooklyn with the plates and duvets we had bought to fit out our new apartment on Saturday afternoon. He was trying to warn us against the evils of the city: how everybody lived a material existence, how their friendships and commitments were false, how as Australians we should really only trust each other, because no one here was to be trusted. I did what I usually do in these situations, expressing my disagreement with non-committal challenges and polite “mmmhmmm”s, until finally I cracked.

“I don’t know,” I said. “Maybe I am naïve, but I think a lot of it is about who you choose to spend time with. New Yorkers have always been really nice to me.” And it’s true; they have. There is an openness here; a kindness. But I feel good. Image It only takes one person. And she was. Elena and I are now both six years into our respective projects. The Femisphere: Bloggers From Canada. Women, Action and the Media (WAM!) Recently released “Exploring the Canadian Feminist Blogosphere,” informed by research conducted on behalf of WAM! Vancouver. The report delves into the distinction between blogs that explicitly identify as feminist and those that come from a feminist sensibility.

While it paints an interesting picture of the developing feminist blogosphere in Canada, it doesn’t offer feedback from or dialogue between the blogs/bloggers themselves: so that’s where The Femisphere steps in! Here, my interviews with four Canadian feminist bloggers … Anupreet Sandhu Bhamra Anupreet Sandhu Bhamra is a Vancouver-based blogger who deconstructs identity through the lens of life: as Self, journo, woman, mother and yogini. Blog: Sandhu Bhamra on Finding Self Age: 36 Location: Vancouver Twitter: @SandhuBhamra Blogging since: May 2012 When not blogging: A trained Yoga teacher, she teaches Yoga in its classical, holistic essence. Post Pride: Reject “girl things” and “boy things”.

Age: 35.