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Feministing #TimesTen: We’re relaunching Feministing, and we need your money!

You know the Feministing crew doesn’t like to beat around the bush. We haven’t done a lot of that in the almost ten years we’ve been around, and we won’t do it now. We’d rather be straightforward: we need your money.

For nearly a decade, we’ve been severely under-funded, earning a shoestring budget from ad revenue while mainly running the site as a labor of love. It’s no longer sustainable, and it’s time to change that. This month, we’re running a Kickstarter campaign to fund a huge relaunch of Feministing. And we hope you’ll be part of it! 

You know the Feministing crew doesn’t like to beat around the bush. We haven’t done a lot of that in the almost ten years we’ve been around, and we won’t do it now. We’d rather be straightforward: ...

Seven mansplaining pitches for Bustle

This week the feminist internet has been fuming about Bustle, a new “website for women” made by Bryan Goldberg, a mansplaining man who didn’t seem to realize that, you know, there are already a couple sites for ladies/feminists out there. His defense? Bustle will set itself apart from the rest of these earnest attempts at significance due to its absurd wealth: the website is launching with $6.5 million in venture capital funding, which is approximately $6.5 million more than Feministing has ever seen, as Jos noted in Wednesday’s DCFS and our recent fundraising appeal.

I could be mad that Goldberg assumes the only measure of a publication – even an expressly feminist enterprise, ...

This week the feminist internet has been fuming about Bustle, a new “website for women” made by Bryan Goldberg, a mansplaining man who didn’t seem to realize that, you know, there are ...

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Support our upcoming meetings and the future of Feministing blogging

The Feministing team is hard at work planning two important working weekends in the next month. And we need your support to fund these meetings and make our work possible.

This weekend, part of the site’s leadership team is meeting to plan Feministing’s financial future. We’ve blogged before about the fact that Feministing is a “labor of love,” which really means its the third shift work the team does for almost no money after all the other work we’re already doing. This makes our blogging incredibly unsustainable – folks often struggle to keep up our commitment to Feministing, knowing what we do here is important but also knowing we all need to eat. This is particularly hard for those ...

The Feministing team is hard at work planning two important working weekends in the next month. And we need your support to fund these meetings and make our work possible.

This weekend, part of the site’s leadership ...

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Happy 8th Birthday to Feministing!

Today is Feministing’s 8-year anniversary!

For 8 years we have been committed to changing the way women are represented in the media and calling out the limited frameworks we use to talk about some of the most important issues in our lives. We’ve congratulated, thanked and celebrated each other and our community. We’ve tackled the most important issues facing young people today. We have supported important campaigns. We have built an invaluable and dedicated community that has proven young people do give a shit about their destiny.

And we’ve done it with almost no money. For our birthday this year, we are asking that you consider making a donation to support our work. It’s really easy, just click the ...

Today is Feministing’s 8-year anniversary!

For 8 years we have been committed to changing the way women are represented in the media and calling out the limited frameworks we use to talk about some of ...

Support feminist organizing wins. Support Feministing!

Feministing is a labor of love – but it shouldn’t be. In addition to blogging, our team of badass Contributors and Editors all have the equivalent of full time jobs (currently mine is grad school. I’m so tired). I believe the work of feminist blogs is valuable and vital – we share information and resources, create a space for community, alert readers to actions they can take that make real change, offer new ways to look at major issues… I could go on. And I believe this crucial work should be paid.

As the most widely read feminist publication ever, Feministing.com is a highly impactful part of this undervalued field. If you agree with me that we play an important ...

Feministing is a labor of love – but it shouldn’t be. In addition to blogging, our team of badass Contributors and Editors all have the equivalent of full time jobs (currently mine is grad school. I’m ...

Save the date: New York Abortion Access Fund fundraiser

On February 9th, the New York Abortion Access Fund will celebrate its tenth anniversary. For ten years, this remarkable organization has been making it possible for New York women to exercise their right to choose when they don’t have the money to afford that choice.

For those of you who don’t know about NYAAF, their mission is to provide grants to women want abortions and can’t afford to pay them. Abortions are legal, but they are expensive, and in some states they are very difficult to obtain: in that sense, abortion is more of a privilege than it is a right. NYAAF tries to combat that problem by granting money to women, often at very short notice, so they can pay ...

On February 9th, the New York Abortion Access Fund will celebrate its tenth anniversary. For ten years, this remarkable organization has been making it possible for New York women to exercise their right to choose when they ...

Do-Good of the Day: Give 10 for SPARK Reproductive Justice Now

SPARK Reproductive Justice Now, one of the few reproductive justice organizations in the South, have launched a 30-day fundraising campaign to raise enough money to send their members and staff to some super important events coming up: SisterSong‘s Let’s Talk About Sex, the Allied Media Conference and the 10th Annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference.

If they just got 100 people to donate 10 bucks each, they’d raise their $1,000 goal and be able to participate in these events and further propel the incredibly important work they’re doing in Georgia and beyond. So what are you waiting for?

SPARK Reproductive Justice Now, one of the few reproductive justice organizations in the South, have launched a 30-day fundraising campaign to raise enough money to send their members and staff to some ...

Donate to the Abortion Access Bowl-a-thon!

When I first posted about the National Abortion Access Bowl-a-thon, the distant day when we’d actually have to strap on our bowling shoes and show off our skills seemed so far off. But now it’s just a couple weeks away–and we need your help to reach our Feministing team goal!

In the last post, I wrote about my deeply held beliefs on human rights and reproductive justice. But here’s another, more simple, reason why I bowl for abortion access and donate often to abortion funds: because it’s one of the easiest, most direct ways I can help women.

When I read articles like Amanda Marcotte’s latest on the GOP battle to ...

When I first posted about the National Abortion Access Bowl-a-thon, the distant day when we’d actually have to strap on our bowling shoes and show off our skills seemed ...

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