How to Write a Feminist Blog

Step 1: Find yourself amidst a group of not necessarily similarly-minded feminists. Ask them how they view the world. Listen to what they care about. Tell them what you care about. Talk about gender, race, sexual orientation, mental health, police brutality, fashion, music, things you never thought could relate to feminism but somehow, here, with these people, do.

Step 2: Pick a topic. Choose something you care about, but be aware that you’re going to be doing some hardcore learning about it. Make sure it’s something you can be confident in, but also that you’ll be willing to listen if someone disagrees. Ask the others in the group what they think of your topic, and if they have any suggestions as to where to start.

Step 3: Open your web browser. By the end of the next hour and a half you’ll have approximately 12 tabs open. One will be the blog itself, one will be the image you looked for to go along with your blog post, three will be pages of Google results you forgot were open, and the remaining seven will be sources you may or may not hyperlink to in your post.

Step 4: Stop. You’ve already written three and a half drafts of this post. The people on the other side of the internet reading probably won’t care that you split an infinitive somewhere. Let your words out into the world, and wait for others to come back to you. People are listening. Your voice is being heard.

Step 5: Crack your knuckles as you prepare to answer a long-winded rant from a self-proclaimed meninist who appears only to have read the title of your post, as he makes points in his argument that your post already refuted. Sip your tea after you click reply, and rest easy. Not all men are like that, after all.

Step 6: Find yourself amidst a group of not necessarily similarly-minded feminists. Tell them about your post. Tell them about the comment. Tell them about your response. Tell them you wouldn’t have known what to say if it weren’t for the people in this room. Tell them if it weren’t for this group, you might have found yourself agreeing with the commenter. Tell them thank you.

Step 7: Find yourself amidst a group of not necessarily similarly-minded feminists. Ask them how they view the world. Listen to what they care about. Tell them what you care about. Talk about gender, race, sexual orientation, mental health, police brutality, fashion, music, things you never thought could relate to feminism but somehow, here, with these people, do. Continue to Step 2. Et cetera.

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2 thoughts on “How to Write a Feminist Blog

  1. DIANA PRINCE YOU ROCK! (not sorry for the all caps – I want to shout for joy and pride) – This is an awesome post and I thank you for it! I hope more and more folks will follow the lead of the fearless RIOTERS!

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    • Thank you! I got the idea a couple of nights ago when I was thinking about what to write for my last post of the semester. It just sort of seemed right, you know? (Also it’s secretly slam poetry!)

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