For the past few weeks, people have been saying that Feminism is Dead. Personally, I think that position requires rather a tremendous amount of cognitive dissonance and running about with fingers in ones ears singing. It is so patently untrue that even responding feels silly. There is so much brilliant feminist activism in the UK right now: with grassroots organisations and political lobbying groups get real media attention.
Just as importantly, Feminists have been reclaiming the internet through social media and blogging. Everyday I find myself in awe and inspired by the most amazing, incredible and brilliant women; their writing, their art and their souls. It is a sisterhood (re)awakening. As part of the 16 Days of Action on Violence Against Women, I want to share these voices that have inspired me. I am starting a bloghop where a new blogger will link a piece each day. Some of these will be new. Some of these are older pieces which require rereading. They are personal, political, academic, but, most of all, women’s voices. Some will be heart-breaking. Some will just inspire. Others are designed to provoke.
I want to hear new voices too. Please link your blogs. Link as many different pieces as you would like. We need to hear one another. That way, the next time someone posts a silly article about Feminism being Dead, we can just ignore it. And, continue celebrating with our sisters.
Ex London Call Girl
Frothy Dragon and the Patriarchal Stone
Hiding Under the Bed
Just Some Stuff About Us
Minja (Medecins San Frontiers Field Blog)
Mitherings From Morningside
Salt and Caramel
The Astell Project
Zohra Moosa (F-Word)
This is a Blog Hop!