Monday, September 6, 2010

Favorite Blogs

Hey everyone!

A few people at the meeting on Sunday asked for blog recommendations. I have a few that I read regularly and will list here, but if you have favorites, please post them in the comments!

Feministing: Young Feminists Blogging, Organizing, Kicking Ass
Oh, Feministing! Feministing is a great blog to start reading when you're interested in activism and want a broad variety of news from a feminist perspective. Jessica Valenti and Courtney Martin (speakers at Kenyon last year) are both editors, as is Jaclyn Friedman (coming September 24th).

Jezebel: Celebrity, Sex, Fashion for Women. Without Airbrushing.
Jezebel is my "I should be doing reading for class but I'd rather look at pictures of puppies and read feminist critique of popular culture" fix.

Yes Means YES!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape
This blog lists many contributors but the most frequent is
Thomas Macaulay Millar, a pseudonymous writer who tackles the same issues as the book Yes Means YES! with an awesome feminist perspective.

Racialicious focuses on the intersection of popular culture and race.

Emily Nagoski, Sex Nerd
Emily's blog is particularly interesting because she is a health and sexuality educator and comes from a scientific perspective on many sexual issues.

Vagina Pagina: Vulva la revolucion!
Vagina Pagina is not a blog but rather an online community (started on Livejournal) "that offers a supportive, progressive, body- and sex-positive environment in which to discuss issues related to female sexual and reproductive health and wellness." Vagina Pagina has innumerable informative resources on these topics and is an awesome place to go for questions about health and sexual wellbeing.

My current favorite blog is not explicitly feminist or gender-focused at all but just for fun: The Non-Consumer Advocate ( is a fantastic blog about one woman's experiences with consumption and her attempts to consume less and more consciously.

I'm interested in seeing what blogs you all read and what you think of the ones I listed here, so let me know in the comments!


  1. It's not related to feminism in any way, shape or form, but is a HILARIOUS blog done by a young woman who I think is either just finishing up with college or has been out for a year or so. It's excellent. Seriously.

  2. I totally second the recommendation for Hyperbole and a Half.
    (Women's Glib is run by high school and college students! Yay!)

    An oft-recommended source for honest sex education:

  3. (My favorite generally progressive/feminist daily news source. Shakesville is very intersectional, with a lot of emphasis on feminism, anti-racism, and GLBTQI activism as well as disability activism, fat acceptance, and anti-classism. And daily pictures of puppies and kitties, because shit gets kind of heavy, am I right?) (Although sadly not terribly active anymore, Kate and her former co-bloggers have some superb posts up in the archives. Kate is still active in feminist circles, but no longer has a lot of time for her blog, as I understand it.) (Lesley talks a lot about the politicization of bodies and cultural beauty standards and things of that nature. And she wears a lot of pretty dresses, so that's nice, too.) (Fat is a feminist issue, and Marianne tackles it joyfully and with sass. Kate Harding/Shapely Prose, Fatshionista, and The Rotund are, in my opinion, the trifecta of amazing fat-feminist blogging.) (I'm pretty passionate about disability activism. FWD/Forward does a great job of representing a multitude of perspectives and providing resources both for people new to learning about disability in a social justice context and for the broader community of people with disabilities online. Their ableist word profiles are a great place for beginners to start examining ability status in daily life.)

  4. p.s. is there someplace for us to post a blogroll? That might be a handy resource.

  5. Yes! There is now a blog roll on the side- it shows up on my computer but I will add the blogs listed here when I get a chance.