Tuesday, September 22, 2009

COLA: Feminist Review: Exploring the world through an anti-oppression lens

Blog name: Feminist Review

Blogger: We are a collective of over 200 writers and 10 editors

Blog Origination date: November 2006

Focus: We publish reviews written from anti-oppression standpoints.

Regular features: reviews of books, music, film, products; interviews with authors, musicians, and other cultural activists

Pub schedule: We publish three new reviews daily.

How frequently do you update your blog? Daily

Post of note: People really loved this interview with make/shift.

Something in particular you want readers to check out:
Our most controversial review to date is: "Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide To Why Feminism Matters."

50 words or less how would you describe your blog:
Feminist Review believes that all opinions - positive and critical - are valuable and seeks to give voice to communities that remain on the margins. We recognize that there are many feminisms and provide a space where those differences can be represented and explored.

What do you hope readers will gain, find or enjoy because they’ve visited your blog?
We hope they will be exposed to media and products that they wouldn't otherwise have heard about. We hope they engage with the reviews to offer their own perspectives.

*** experience the world... from a feminist perspective! ***

Special thanks to Ama for sharing Feminist Review with us.


Feminist Review said...

Thanks so much for the feature, friends!

Doret said...

Is there a pocket defintion for feminism or does it vary from person to person?

Color Online said...


What are you really asking? Many women identify as feminists while others reject the label. Some women, like Renee at Womanist Musings, identifies as a womanist. I think anytime we embrace a label we have to have personally decided what it means to us.

Sometimes we identify with a group even if we do not wholly embrace everything the group does or believes.

I think there are women who read and appreciate FR regardless if they call themselves feminists.

Doret said...

Thanks Susan. That's what I figured, that each person must define feminism. I've just never understood why a lot of women distances themselves from the label or are offended by it. I thought maybe I was missing something.

Color Online said...

For a long time I associated the word with NOW and I didn't see any connection between me and NOW. I saw NOW as educated, white women who were fighting an intellectual, academic and political fight with men. My view has changed; I'd like to think I'm more informed but I still don't identify with NOW. I do identify as a feminist.

zettaelliott said...

wow--this is a site I definitely needed to know about; thanks!