Feministing turned 10 this Saturday, April 12, a real milestone for any website. We’re so old our first site was on Movable Type. We’re two years older than Twitter, and Facebook only beat us by a couple months. We can’t wait to start the 5th grade this fall!
Feministing’s come a long way in the last decade. Jessica and Vanessa Valenti originally founded the site because of a lack of spaces dedicated to young feminist voices. Since then, the feminist internet has grown into a political and social force to be reckoned with. And Feministing has evolved as well, from a scrappy web log to the most widely read feminist publication of all time with a large and diverse roster of brilliant contributors. Throughout the past decade, we’ve brought you breaking news and analysis, media and cultural criticism, and ways to take action, as well as a Community site where anyone can share their feminist blogging.
This is what Feministing looked like 10 years ago.
Here’s hoping that in another decade, we won’t still be writing about sexual assault and the wage gap.
In celebration of our 10th anniversary, current and former members of the Feministing crew — who helped build this community from its blog baby days — will be offering their reflections on the changes of last decade. We’ll also be running a special interview series with current and former editors for newsletter subscribers only — sign up for our newsletter here so you can get in on the action. And there’s more to come, including the site relaunch you generously supported through our Feministing #TimesTen Kickstarter campaign and a 10th anniversary celebration and symposium. Stay tuned for more news on those fronts!
Thank you to everyone involved in Feministing — the crew past and present, Community bloggers, commenters, readers — for making the last decade so incredible. We’re super psyched for our next decade of feministing together!
And we need your support in order to make it the best it can be – birthday gifts in the form of donations are happily accepted.
When did you start reading Feministing? And how has it influenced your life? Let us know in the comments!
Lori Adelman, Maya Dusenbery, and Jos Truitt are proud to be co-Executive Directors of Feministing.