The Feminist Friday Project

We have open discussions of gender inequality and what to do about it for Feminist Friday as often as we’re able. This is something that started as a conversation between three bloggers in December, 2013, and turned into a project in late March.

Here’s how it works. Someone writes a post to start the discussion, and we discuss it. When we miss a week, I figure out how to start it rolling again. As of June 3, we’ve had discussions hosted on 5 different blogs, and some of the comment threads are impressive. This is a chronological list of the discussion posts we’ve published so far.

These links is just to get the page started. Eventually, I’ll add other links. These posts have referenced tons of other blogs, and this discussion has inspired quite a few other bloggers to post about gender inequality. It will all be collected here one day.

All these posts are written by me and published at Sourcerer unless otherwise noted. Author links go to Twitter accounts.


March 21 Is Feminism Still a Politically Useful Label?

March 28 – What’s the most pressing issue for women?

April 04 – What do we do about rape and rape culture?

April 11 – We keep bringing up education as a solution. How do we categorize and prioritize the various forms of education?

April 18 – Children and Youth Media by Natacha of Science Fiction, Transmedia, and Fandom

April 25 – How has social media affected female body image perceptions? And other questions by Gretchen of Drifting Through My Open Mind.

May 02 – #BringBackOurGirls. This one didn’t generate a discussion, but there wasn’t much to say about it. It needed to be written, and the project survived.

May 9 – Off week.

May 16 – A reflection on six weeks of Feminist Friday Discussions.

May 23 –  What is the purpose of education? With polls. By David of Comparative Geeks.

May 30 – #yesallwomen, conversations matter, and how do we use them to change things? by Diana of Part Time Monster.

Gene’O’s and Diana’s posts from this point forward are all posted at Part Time Monster.

June 6 – Early Childhood Learning is about Parents (Gene’O)

June 13 – Semi-Open Thread: What’s Our Next Step? (Gene’O)

June 20 – The Label Revisited

June 27 – In case you wonder why #yesallwomen and feminist friday are still needed . . . (Natacha)

July 4 – Off week.

July 11 – “Reproductive Healthcare” isn’t just about reproduction.

July 18 – Early Childhood and Culture

July 25 – #Twitterpurge, Women, and Internet Culture

August 1 – The Soap Aisle (by Leah, hosted at The Lobster Dance)

August 8 – Shame and Empowerment in Marketing to Women (also at The Lobster Dance)

August 15 – September 12: Hiatus

September 19 – Just How Valuable is the Bechdel Test? by Sabina of Victim to Charm; and check out her follow-up, Beyond the Bechdel Test. (Note: Sabina’s Sept. 19 post was Freshly Pressed in early October.)

September 26 – “It is not the word but the idea and the ambition behind it . . .” (Thoughts on Emma Watson’s U.N. speech by Gene’O for Part Time Monster.)

October 3 – What are Strong Female Characters? by Hannah at Things Matter

October 10 – Is it Time for School Uniforms to Grow Up? by Gretchen at Drifting Through. (And a reaction/opinion on the issue from Oct. 12 by Luther Siler at Infinite Free Time)

October 17 – All Good Things . . . (2014 Wrap-Up)


All the links to the Spring, 2015 posts are archived on the schedule, and I will either build a page for them or add them to this one eventually.

All the links to the Summer, 2015 posts are archived on the summer schedule.

This page is no longer being updated as of August, 2015. Future runs will be archived on this page at Part Time Monster, which includes links to every post so far.

48 thoughts on “The Feminist Friday Project

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    • Fabulous! We’re just about through a seven-week run of these that kicked off the last week of January. The schedule post pinned to the top of the front page includes links to five more (more recent) posts at various blogs.

      We’re taking a break at the end of March because so many of us are doing the A to Z Challenge, but planning to start them back up sometime around the first of June.

      Most of the posts on this page are collected in an e-book that you can get as a PDF and formatted for various e-readers. It’s free on Smashwords. We’re hoping to keep doing them and release a collection once a year.

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