I set the kickoff date for this round of Feminist Friday discussions two months ago. We have Feminist Friday posts at nine different blogs coming over the next couple of months. I’m hoping for some awesome discussions this summer.
As I was preparing to put together this kickoff post a couple of things happened that I really wanted to write about. First, there was the Game of Thrones rape scene controversy, which touched off a lot of arguments and caused some people to decide they were done with that series. Then a week later, the Josh Duggar story broke.
I’ve been struggling for the last couple of weeks to write a post about one or both of those events, and relate them to rape culture (which I’ve written about before). I haven’t been able to get a rape culture post together that I am happy with, so today I’ll announce the venues for the next two discussions and ask a simple, easy question.
Next week, June 12, Natacha Guyot offers a French perspective on sex education at Science Fiction, Transmedia, and Fandom.
On June 19, the discussion will be hosted by Gretchen Kelly at Drifting Through My Open Mind.
The full schedule will be released later this week.
We often begin these discussions by talking about what feminism means. The first Feminist Friday post I ever wrote was about the usefulness of feminism as a political label. I kicked off the last round by talking about why I am a feminist. So, for today: What does feminism mean to you? If you identify yourself as a feminist, why?
Join us next week at Sci-Fi, Transmedia, and Fandom. We’re just getting started!