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11 Feminist Tumblrs You Should Be Following

11 Feminist Tumblrs You Should Be Following
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If you spend as much time on the Internet as I do, you’ve run across Tumblr. (The name might sound familiar because this particular social networking site has been in the news lately because it was just purchased by Yahoo.) You can find anything you want on Tumblr. Anything that interests you, I’m willing to bet there is a Tumblr blog in some corner of the Internet for you. If you’re of the more feminist-y persuasion (like me) then, boy howdy, are you in for a treat. Here are some of my favorites, but it’s just a small sampling of the awesome. I’ve divided them into categories for your convenience. You’re welcome.

A word of warning: some of these websites, even the humor ones, will discuss sexual assault and rape at some point and could be triggering. You should be careful when clicking the links.

Culture

1. Feminist Frequency

Feminist Frequency has really been killing it lately. This is the official Tumblr of the web series hosted by Anita Sarkeesian that critiqued popular culture from a feminist perspective. Sarkeesian has done videos on Legos and The Hunger Games, and analyzed different roles women are pigeonholed into. Lately, she’s been fulfilling her end of a wildly successful (and, in some circles, viciously maligned) Kickstarter campaign to critique the way women are portrayed in video games.

2. Escher Girls

Escher Girls is another enlightening culture blog that, according to the site, archives and showcases

the prevalence of certain ways women are depicted in illustrated pop media, specifically how women are posed, drawn, distorted, and sexualized out of context, often in ridiculous, impossible, or disturbing ways that sacrifice storytelling.

Since finding this Tumblr, I can’t look at a book cover or comic book art without noticing the weird ways in which women are drawn. Rubber spine is a popular drawing style, it seems.

Fashion

3. WTF, Plus Size Clothing Manufacturers?

WTF, Plus Size Clothing Manufacturers is basically what it sounds like. If you’re over a size…I don’t know…12?…you might have had trouble finding anything cute in your size. WTF Plus compiles all those horrible plus size clothes that are available so we can collectively roll our eyes at it. The photos have explanations of exactly what is wrong with the garment. The editor, Roxy, at times even links to plus size clothing websites that she thinks do a good job.

Humor

4. Make Me a Sandwich Bitch

Make Me a Sandwich doesn’t sound like a humor blog, but once you get there you realize how hilariously funny it is. If you present to the world as a woman, you’ve probably heard some sort of variant on the “shut up and get me a sandwich” joke, for lack of a better term. Make Me a Sandwhich explores the type of people who make those kinds of statements, and the findings are delightful. There’s the guy who will never let his mom cut his hair again. Then there’s the guy who doesn’t like to read. And, my favorite, there’s the poor guy who lost all his techno music. Many things have started to make sense for me because of this Tumblr.

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3:23AM PDT on Apr 7, 2014

Why would I want to follow any of this?

5:06PM PDT on Aug 2, 2013

too bad I only have Facebook :/

10:12AM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Grazie

3:02PM PDT on Jun 27, 2013

Thanks for digging through them for us. Didn't realise there was so much info out there....

12:45PM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

I guess if you have time to waste on feminist tumblrs these are as good as any!

4:07AM PDT on Jun 20, 2013

:) i have agree with Holly L. :) Thank you ...

6:49PM PDT on Jun 19, 2013

Not interested! I have better things to do.

6:49PM PDT on Jun 19, 2013

It is a bit educational; I will have to do more research so I can understand the tumbler experience.

9:34PM PDT on Jun 18, 2013

Looks like some women let their husbands make them less than1800. The first thing I want to know is how could a woman fine out her son, husband,or her brother raped her child and impregnated her. Well I have to say those republicans women in or either on anti-depressants or scared to death of their husbands. Miss republican lady you or your maidens and minions have gone to far with your personal whims. You need to remove the coke from your noses and smell the real roses of defeat. I want all of you to know that I will continue to write my part that all of the republicans are misusing the tax money that we PAY. I heard some of your family members wish they weren't.

8:45PM PDT on Jun 18, 2013

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