Posts Written by

The Best of 2013: The Feministing crew’s favorites (Part 2)

To close out 2013, we’re showcasing our favorite feminist content from the past year. Today, we’re continuing with the Feministing crew’s personal “best of’s” here on this site and elsewhere in the blogosphere. Check out Part 1 in the series here, as well as Feministing’s top ten most-read posts of 2013. And add your own picks in the comments!

ON FEMINISTING:

Best example of the collective brilliance of Feministing

“Feministing Chat: Individualism, violence, and victim blaming” by the Feministing crew

Every day I’m in awe of the depth of talent and brilliance on the Feministing roster, and this dialogue unpacking the dangers of individual feminism, capitalism, victim blaming, and gender based violence fully realizes the dynamic potential of linking all of these great minds. – Mychal

Best time societal fears were examined through a Beyonce video

“Beyonce shows us what we really fear in ‘Haunted'” video by Sesali

In this post, Sesali breaks down how the things that Bey sees in the house she’s strolling through in her video for “Haunted” represent larger societal fears, blowing my mind and making me wanna watch this one over and over and over. – Vero 

The Best of 2013: The Feministing crew’s favorites (Part 1)

As part of our 2013 recap, we’ve already highlighted the top ten most-read posts on Feministing. But some of our favorite posts of the year aren’t the most highly trafficked ones. Often the most powerful or inspiring or thought-provoking pieces of writing are those that strike a very personal nerve. So we asked the entire Feministing crew to highlight their greatest hits of the year–both posts by their fellow Feministing writers and from elsewhere on the internet. Here are some of their faves. (Check back tomorrow and the next day for Part 2 and 3–there’s so much wonderful feminist content to revisit from this year!) 

As part of our 2013 recap, we’ve already highlighted the top ten most-read posts on Feministing. But some of our favorite posts of the year aren’t the most highly trafficked ones. Often ...

2013

2013 Recap: The most popular Feministing posts of the year (Part 2)

To close out 2013, we’re showcasing our favorite feminist content from the past year, starting with the most-read posts on Feministing. Yesterday, we brought you #10 through #6, and today we’re back with the top five.

Check them out and let us know what other posts you think should have made the list!

To close out 2013, we’re showcasing our favorite feminist content from the past year, starting with the most-read posts on Feministing. Yesterday, we brought you #10 through #6, and today we’re back with ...

2013 Recap: The most popular Feministing posts of the year (Part 1)

It’s been a big year for all of us here at Feministing. We brought on some amazing new contributors, said farewell to our dear former Executive Editor Samhita, got a trio of new Executive Directors, and launched a big Kickstarter fundraising campaign, which–thanks to your support–was super successful. And through it all, we did some pretty great blogging if we do say so ourselves.

2014 promises to be even more exciting, and we can’t wait to get back to regular posting after the New Year. But first, we’ll be running a series of end-of-year roundups of our favorite feminist writing of 2013–both on our corner of the interwebs and beyond. First up, today and ...

It’s been a big year for all of us here at Feministing. We brought on some amazing new contributors, said farewell to our dear former Executive Editor Samhita, got a trio of ...

Guest post: #femfuture: Learning in pursuit of sustainability

Ed. note: This is a guest post by Editors Emeriti Courtney Martin and Vanessa Valenti on their thoughts and learnings since the release of their paper #femfuture: Online Revolution.

We’re nearly 2 months out from the release of #femfuture: Online Revolution, a paper we wrote on the impact and sustainability of online feminism, hosted by the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and in collaboration with 19 other online activists we engaged at a convening in New York last June. (You can get deets about the paper here, and read FAQs here.)

Our goals of the paper varied, but primarily we wanted to engage online and offline feminist communities, philanthropic movements and the larger public about the impact ...

Ed. note: This is a guest post by Editors Emeriti Courtney Martin and Vanessa Valenti on their thoughts and learnings since the release of their paper #femfuture: Online Revolution.

We’re nearly 2 months out from the release of ...

Feministing reads: Our favorite blog posts from 2012

In a series of posts summarizing the year in online feminism, we’ve already detailed the most heavily trafficked posts on Feministing in 2012, and highlighted some of our favorite posts that may not have gotten the most pageviews but still warmed the cockles of our feminist hearts. Now it’s time to give others some shine. Without further ado, our favorite feminist posts published elsewhere on the Interwebs in 2012:

Chloe

In a series of posts summarizing the year in online feminism, we’ve already detailed the most heavily trafficked posts on Feministing in 2012, and highlighted some of our favorite posts that may not ...

Staff picks: Our favorite in-house posts from 2012

While we understand traffic is an important indication of what’s resonating, it’s not the whole picture. Sometimes our favorite posts don’t necessarily go viral but manage to inspire, provoke, or comfort us in a way that the traditionally popular posts do not. The following posts are our favorite in-house posts from 2012. Stay tuned tomorrow for our favorite feminist pieces of 2012 published elsewhere around the Interwebs. It’s about to be an end-of-year lovefest y’all.

Samhita

While we understand traffic is an important indication of what’s resonating, it’s not the whole picture. Sometimes our favorite posts don’t necessarily go viral but manage to inspire, provoke, or comfort us in a way that ...

Anonymous global health worker: The problem with Melinda Gates’ family planning crusade

*This is a guest post submitted by someone who wishes to remain anonymous because they work in the global health field and could lose their job for voicing these opinions. This post does not necessarily reflect the views of Feministing contributors or editors. 

The press coverage has been glowing: Melinda Gates launches global crusade for contraception; Gates summit aims to fill family planning gap, Melinda Gates takes on the Vatican.

These are just a few of the headlines that appeared following this week’s London Summit on Family Planning.  Sponsored by the Gates Foundation and the UK Government, the Summit aimed—and succeeded—in mobilizing big name funders and governments to invest in expanding contraceptive access in developing countries.

It can’t be denied ...

*This is a guest post submitted by someone who wishes to remain anonymous because they work in the global health field and could lose their job for voicing these opinions. This post does not necessarily reflect the ...

Load More