Feministing Follow Friday: K-12 Feminists, Vol. I

Twitter, Feministing styleThis week Feministing got one of our favorite emails from a reader ever. Seventeen-year-old Alex from Orlando wrote us about all the backlash to her high school feminist club — and how excited she is for a future kicking the patriarchy’s butt. Inspired by her young fem ambition, here are campaigns and projects, all run by K-12 feminists, that you should know. 
  • Buhach Colony H.S. (@BCWomenStudies): Buhach Colony High School Women’s Studies Class. We BELIEVE we can help ratify the ERA! Join us in making history.
  • SPARK Movement (@SPARKsummit):  girl-fueled, intergenerational movement revealing & fighting sexualization of girls in the media. Tweets by @cryssavestheday & the SPARKteam
  • I Am Proud (@ProudCampaign): Diversity, Self-esteem, Realistic representations of girls in the media, Sisterhood, Self-empowerment: a campaign by girls & for girls
  • Rookie (@RookieMag): We are a website for teenage girls.
  • Young AZ Feminists (@YoungAzFeminist): Young Arizonans fighting to premote gender equality.

You all had a ton of young fem recs, so we’ll be back with more next week — leave suggestions (both campaigns and individual activists) in the comments! And of course remember to follow @feministing.


Alexandra Brodsky spends too much time on the internet.

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Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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