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It’s the LAST day of our Feministing #TimesTen Kickstarter campaign!

We’re down to the final 15 hours, folks!

Over the past month, we’ve been honored, humbled, and frankly downright giddy that so many of you have donated to support the Feministing #Times Ten relaunch. We’ve never really asked our readers to give to a big fundraising effort like this before, and we were a little nervous about it. But we’ve been inspired to see how the Feministing community has stepped up. We can’t wait to show you what you’ve made possible.

In this final day of the campaign, it’s time for professional procrastinators like me to shine. Maybe you’ve been meaning to donate for weeks but never quite got around to it. If so, it is ...

We’re down to the final 15 hours, folks!

Over the past month, we’ve been honored, humbled, and frankly downright giddy that so many of you have donated to support the

TimesTen

Thanks to your support Feministing #TimesTen is funded! Here’s what we’ll do with our $50k stretch goal

Wow. You are all amazing! You helped Feministing #TimesTen reach its $30,000 funding goal within two weeks, and the numbers keep climbing. So far, over 700 backers have given an average pledge amount of about $40, showing that our community can do truly amazing things when we come together. I agree with what Jos tweeted yesterday:

Feministing #TimesTen‘s success shows me the feminist internet is full of great ppl who lift up & support each other http://t.co/2vVjbJY5se

— Jos Truitt (@jostruitt) December 3, 2013

To that end, we’ll be riding out the next two weeks to get all the funds we can. We’re adding a stretch goal ...

Wow. You are all amazing! You helped Feministing #TimesTen reach its $30,000 funding goal within two weeks, and the numbers keep climbing. So far, over 700 ...

Welcome, Wagatwe!

We are thrilled to announce that the amazing Wagatwe Wanjuki has joined our Feministing team as a guest contributor.

Twe is a survivor, activist, and writer who first learned the power of new media to raise the voices of the most marginalized while campaigning to reform the sexual assault policy as a student at Tufts University. Since then, she’s used her experience to advocate for a world free of sexual violence and highlight challenges survivors face at the intersections of race, gender, and violence. 

We are thrilled to announce that the amazing Wagatwe Wanjuki has joined our Feministing team as a guest contributor.

Twe is a survivor, activist, and writer who first learned the power of new media to ...

Shadows of women

The perils of representing rape

Last week, Rehtaeh Parsons died from injuries sustained when she hanged herself in her bathroom. A year and a half earlier she had been gang-raped, images from the assault had been circulated, and she’d been ceaselessly harassed. A few days later the police arrested three teens for raping and then distributing photos of Audrie Pott, who had since killed herself.

These stories received significant media attention, as they should have. Newspapers tried to reconstruct the chain of events of the individual cases while columnists diagnosed the underlying societal problems that lead to such tragedies. I wrote a piece urging Feministing readers to combat rape culture in Parsons’ memory.

I had a lurking worry as I wrote, though, which has mushroomed ...

Last week, Rehtaeh Parsons died from injuries sustained when she hanged herself in her bathroom. A year and a half earlier she had been gang-raped, images from the assault had been circulated, and she’d been ceaselessly ...

The personal is political: Our feminist new year’s resolutions for 2013

Ed note: This is the last in a series of posts summarizing the year in online feminism and looking forward to 2013. View the most highly trafficked posts of the year here, check out some of our favorite in-house posts here, and click here to view our favorite posts of 2012 from around the Internet.  Check out our resolutions for 2013. Leave your resolutions in the comments! Maya
Ed note: This is the last in a series of posts summarizing the year in online feminism and looking forward to 2013. View the most highly trafficked posts of the year here, check out some of our favorite in-house ...

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 ...

People’s choice: The ten most trafficked Feministing posts of 2012

Twenty-twelve has been an incredible year for feminism and for Feministing. After eight years, we’re still going strong — bringing you feminist news, analysis, laughter, and gifs direct to your screen of choice. ICYMI, this one was an election year, and even as we managed to avoid a transition in our White House leadership, we faced some change-ups with our own staffing. As one Feministing heavy hitter transitioned out of regular blogging, we gained three amazing new contributors (after holding our first-ever contributor contest), and two longtime contributors became editors.

The updated crew has been having a blast producing fresh feminist content at a mind-numbing pace. As a result, Feministing pageviews and visitors numbered higher than ever ...

Twenty-twelve has been an incredible year for feminism and for Feministing. After eight years, we’re still going strong — bringing you feminist news, analysis, laughter, and gifs direct to your screen of choice. ICYMI, this one was ...

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