8 Great Feminist YouTube Channels to Tune Into

YouTube generates over one billion minutes of mobile video views per day, and activists are taking advantage of its power. With an abundant availability of quality tech equipment, and the enticing potential to reach such a sizable global audience, young activists have taken to YouTube in an effort to impart their messages of social justice.

The media platform allows for creators to provide concise, thoroughly informative pieces with full authorial proprietorship. These social activists— or “social justice warriors” and “SJWs,” as they are referred to by their proponents with veneration, and their opponents with sardonic contempt— can present points of significance in unique, entertaining ways. They conduct their own research, compile their own statements and edit their own content, thereby establishing their own distinctive voice within a budding community of Internet innovators.

The YouTubers who engage in this form of activism inhabit a wide range of classifications on the spectrum of intersectional feminism, and the importance of this diversity cannot be understated. In conjunction with presenting fact-based, statistical arguments, these activists ground their videos with intimate accounts of bigotry and inequality from their own experiences.

Here are 8 great feminists making some mighty waves on YouTube.

Sarah Alexander is a recent graduate of Cal State Northridge. In addition to being a writer, she is a visual and performing artist, and attempts to use film, music and online platforms to spark conversation about social activism. She is an anomalous LA native, which affects her personality in a plethora of unique ways.

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  1. Susan Sapphire says:

    Speaking about the upcoming episodes of the Hulu series at a press event, producers of The Handmaid’s Tale announced Monday that the second season would focus on the serious dangers posed by feminism run amok. “Fans of The Handmaid’s Tale are going to be thrilled to be back in the totalitarian Republic of Gilead, this time examining how radical feminist ideals can cross a line and, frankly, ruin the lives of decent male subjugators,” said producer Sheila Hockin, revealing that the second season really represented a cautionary tale, depicting the way feminists like Offred can unfairly target and tarnish the reputation of their male overseers simply because they enslaved women and ritualistically raped them for breeding purposes. “It’s especially relevant in the #MeToo era to have sympathetic portraits of characters like Commander Fred Waterford—as we do in the season premiere—who is demonized by the Social Justice Warrior Handmaids simply because he locks women in his home as part of a repressive regime intent on brainwashing, abusing, and murdering them. It really makes you ask: Who’s the real tyrant here?” Hockin added that she hoped the new season would start a broader conversation about the systematic oppression of men by their female subordinates.

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