Until August 2015, I was a Senior Columnist at Feministing, the world’s most-read feminist publication. Feministing was founded by Jessica and Vanessa Valenti in 2004, to provide an online voice for young feminists. Today, Feministing is a respected and influential blog that provides thoughtful and provocative analysis of politics, popular culture, and the state of feminism today. We also curse a lot. I joined the Feministing team in August 2009.
At Feministing, I founded the Feministing Five interview series, for which I interviewed a diverse range of activists, writers, comedians, and politicians. In the two years during which I ran the series, I interviewed Senator Al Franken, Rachel Maddow, Alice Walker, Melissa Harris-Perry, and A.S. Byatt, to name a few.
In 2010, I set myself the task of seeing and reviewing every romantic comedy that was released in theaters. The result was another series, The Feministing Rom Com Review.
Below is a selection of my best and most popular writing at Feministing.
Well, you did dare to speak in public, so I guess you deserve this, October 18th 2012
A thank you note for Todd Akin, August 20th 2012
When dads hollaback, August 26th 2011
Overheard in the men’s room, July 19th 2011
A letter to your sixteen-year-old self, June 10th 2011
Thanks, Mom, May 6th 2011
Dear Naomi: an open letter from a heartbroken young feminist, January 18th 2011
An unabashed love letter to Ginny Weasley, November 22nd 2010
The Feministing Rom Com Review: Morning Glory, November 16th 2010
The Feministing Five: Rachel Maddow, October 23rd 2010
The Feministing Five: Senator Al Franken, June 11th 2010
“Slut Panel” postmortem: shame, shame, go away, May 5th 2010