Feminism | Posted by Dinayuri R on 05/28/2012

The Freedom of Having Your Own Space and Your Own Income

What would Virgina have thought of Nicki Minaj?

The issues that Courtney Martin expresses in her article, “‘You Are the NOW of Now!’ The Future of (Online) Feminism”, are closely related to Virginia Woolf’s own theories in her book, A Room of One’s Own. Martin gets straight to the point in her article as she states in her opening paragraphs, “The belief that online activism isn’t ‘real’ or deserving of financial support isn’t just an insult to entrepreneurial bloggers and organizers; it’s creating a crisis in the feminist movement.”

Though she was not necessarily talking about online activism through blogging or the feminist movement, Woolf would definitely agree with Martin.

In A Room of One’s Own, Woolf’s thesis is simply that in order for women to …

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Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 04/29/2011

Endangered Species Summit: Our Generation and Body Image

The Endangered Species Summit – an international movement focused on improving the way women around the world view and treat their bodies, in the media and beyond – took place last month. There were branches in London, Buenos Aires, Melbourne, Sao Paul and New York. I was lucky enough to be involved with the New York branch thanks to the incomparable Courtney Martin, who is a goddess (and who flawlessly planned the NYC summit). I had the daunting task of representing our generation on the Intergenerational Panel, which also included such amazing women as Jean Kilbourne, Erica Watson and Rachel Simmons. So, you know. No pressure or anything.

Needless to say, it was an incredible experience, but more than talking about my impressions, I figured I’d share …

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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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Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 06/24/2009

NCRW Conference & Blog

With things being so crazy with my internship at the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) I’ve decided to fill y’all in on the great work I’ve been doing there. 

Almost 2 weeks ago, the NCRW had a conference that featured many terrific panelists. One of the best ones in my opinion was the panel on Popular Culture and Gender Images. The panelists included Latoya Peterson from racialicious (I want to be her best friend),

Latoya Peterson   

Latoya Peterson

 Dr. Laura Plybon of Girls Inc., Glennda Testone from the Women’s Media Center and Anne Zill of the Women’s Center for Ethics in Action. Topics of conversation ranged from the Rihanna/Chris Brown domestic violence case to the lack of marketing to black women in the video gaming world. Overall really engaging- …

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