Written by Katherine Liu
To be a feminist isn’t just proclaiming you are one. You need to act on your belief, defend it—and the best way to do so is by learning from your predecessors and staying updated. As a feminist myself though, I know finding the right sources can be hard; that’s why I’ve done some of the work for you and gathered up a list of five online pages you can stalk to keep up with everything a feminist ought to know.
5. Celebrating Amazing Women
This is a Tumblr page that describes itself as “celebrating the life and deeds of women throughout history, on their birthdays”. A fantastically educational resource, this blog is perfect for seeing the side of history so often glossed over by the patriarchal society. For me, as a woman, it’s a wonderful way to feel empowered. For all you male feminists out there, you can help by sharing this page around and empowering the girls and women in your life.
4. Woman, Create
A Facebook page to keep track of, this community encourages women to use their skills to promote equality. They recently teamed up with Grrrl Gang Manila (see below) to bring to life an open-mic session with different speakers—Filipina women who believe in or have used their talents in the arts to further the cause. A great place to keep up with empowered women and support their work, you should absolutely pay this page a visit.
3. Who Needs Feminism?
This Tumblr blog is the best way to understand how important feminism is in today’s world. Photos like the one above of people holding handwritten signs proclaiming experiences, and other individual reasons (catcalling and rape jokes being just a few examples) for why feminism is such an important movement. You know, just in case you were losing your motivation, or need to convince someone close to you just how crucial an idea feminism is. It’s also a reminder that feminism isn’t about feminazis or women alone, but all genders, including the queer community.
2. Everyday Feminism
This Facebook page is amazing because it preaches queer-inclusive feminism and also tackles general equality, among the different races as well as the different genders. This page’s articles challenge us to apply the feminist ideals in everyday situations, especially in the way we perceive certain things and behaviors.
1. Grrrl Gang Manila
This Facebook page keeps you updated on feminist issues all around the country, from media to legislation to everything in between. They host campaigns, petitions, and even protests and meet ups, so whatever level of participation you’re comfortable with, they’ve got something for you to pitch in with. They even have a book club to suggest great reads centering on feminism or written by fantastic women. If you’re looking to meet like-minded people or get involved, this is hands down the best resource for you.
Any other feminist websites to recommend? Tell us in the comments!