Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 03/29/2011

Feminist Click Moments

In honor of the Feminist Portrait Project’s Blog Carnival, (part of Feminist Coming Out Day) I’m re-posting an article I wrote this past summer about my feminist “click” moment, which I originally wrote in honor of the incomparable Courtney Martin’s book Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists. Below the article are links to some of my favorite other Click moments from FBomb readers/submitters. Feel free to add your own click moments in the comments!


I had always thought that feminism was a gradual progression for me. In eighth grade, my entire grade had to research a topic of our choice and then deliver a speech to the entire middle school about it. I chose to research female feticide after reading an article about the practice (ironically) …

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Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 06/1/2010

Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists

Some of you may have already heard about the awesome new anthology “Click: When We Knew Were Feminists” edited by Courtney Martin and J. Courtney Sullivan. The FBomb is lucky enough (and let’s just say it, cool enough) that one of our regular contributers, Nellie B. (Vandalize Gay, A Feminist Goes to the Ballet, Prom and Assimilation to name a few), is actually published in it! She was also nice enough to let us publish an excerpt from her essay. Here’s what she had to say:

Hi, FBomb readers and other feminists! I’d like to share with you the first few paragraphs from an essay entitled “Seventeen Years of Ridicule,” which I wrote for Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists, an awesome anthology edited by

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