Femisphere: Sports Bloggers with a Gender Lens

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My own sports “career” ended at the ripe old age of 17, when I traded in laps around the soccer field for less athletic pursuits. Despite my lack of time on the field, I’ve still kept an eye on sports from the comfort of my couch, or even from the stands. Many other feminists have done […]

The Femisphere: Video Bloggers, Part 2 – Smart Girls At The Party

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The world of video blogging has evolved to the point where we’re not just getting clips of folks sitting in front of a camera, ranting and raving about a topic close to heart. With relatively inexpensive advances in technology, some video blogs have gone the route of webs series, with polished production values even if […]

The Femisphere: Video Bloggers, Part 1

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While the majority of online feminist space plays out via the written word, there are a growing number of folks who have chosen to share their thoughts via video. YouTube has already seen the popularity of mainstream video bloggers, or vloggers, with some channels having more than a million subscribers. Feminist vloggers are following suit, […]

The Femisphere: African Feminist Bloggers, Part 3

Spectra, 30, is an award-winning Nigerian writer and women’s rights activist, and the voice behind Spectra Speaks, which publishes news, opinions and personal stories about gender, media and diversity as they pertain to Africa and the Diaspora. She is also founder and executive editor of Queer Women of Color Media Wire, a media advocacy and publishing organization that […]

The Femisphere: African Feminist Bloggers, Part 2

Though it’s still seen as a peripheral movement in Africa, Afro-feminism communities are flourishing online. In the latest “Femisphere” series, Avital Norman Nathman speaks with three leading African feminist bloggers about the growth, triumphs and challenges of the movement—and why they refuse to be silenced. Lesley Agams, 46, is a feminist lawyer who was called to […]

The Femisphere: African Feminist Bloggers, Part 1

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Despite centuries of cultural practice that has routinely silenced the voices of African women, one of the most vibrant and vocal online global feminist communities comes from Africa. The online writers from the African feminist movement are nuanced and complex as they share their stories, their lives, their struggles and their triumphs. I had the […]

The Femisphere: Trans-Feminist Bloggers (Part 3)

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This is Part 3 in my roundtable discussion with trans-feminist bloggers for The Femisphere. Please check out Parts 1 and 2. The bloggers: Emily Manuel from Global Comment, Monica Maldonado from TransActivisty, Stephen Ira from Supermattachine, and Avory Faucette from Radically Queer and Queer Feminism. Ms. Blog: I have a final question that hopefully builds […]

The Femisphere: Trans Feminist Bloggers (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of my roundtable discussion with trans-feminist bloggers for The Femisphere, a series on the many diverse corners of the feminist blogosphere. You can find Part 1 here. The bloggers: Emily Manuel from Global Comment, Monica Maldonado from TransActivisty, Stephen Ira from Supermattachine and Avory Faucette from Radically Queer and Queer Feminism. […]

The Femisphere: Trans Feminist Bloggers (Part 1)

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The relationship between the trans community and the feminist one has been riddled with frustration, anger and accusations of exclusivity. Despite myriad challenges, however, there are those who feel that trans issues and feminist issues can co-exist and even that they naturally intersect. I recently conducted a roundtable with four trans feminist bloggers on this […]

The Femisphere: Reproductive Rights Bloggers

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Sites such as RH Reality Check and Abortion Gang have long comprised a thriving reproductive-rights blogosphere. In the past year, their numbers have swelled, as legions of pissed-off feminists take to the Internet to oppose the growing war on women’s reproductive rights. One of the new kids on the repro-rights block is Keep your Boehner […]