“The [Feministing Editors] are all intelligent, courageous women who are effective at talking about feminism and a wide range of feminist issues with all kinds of audiences. Their visit did more than inspire students, answering their questions about things like how to be a feminist activist, how to use one’s voice effectively as a writer, how to have a feminist birth experience, or how best to use one’s college experience to develop into a skilled and active feminist. They also confirmed that feminism is NOT dead, but is alive and kicking, among women of all generations. It was a great pleasure to have them here, and I highly recommend them for all college campuses!”
- Professor Kim Miller, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Since the Fall of 2009, Feministing has been traveling to college campuses, women’s organizations, and BBQ joints across the country and internationally, provoking a dialogue on the state of the feminist movement(s) today. We discuss a range of topics as diverse as we are, from the war on women to genderqueer experience, from fishnet stockings to environmental justice, from online activism to hip-hop. And we’re hitting the road again for our third year!
Feministing: Offline and Unfiltered
Between the the Republican war on women, popular culture, and a rapidly shifting movement, there’s much to discuss about the state of feminism today (and where we’re heading). It’s never boring at our blog, and neither are our panels, at which we’re honored to each speak to our own experience of feminism.
The keynote panel features three out of ten of our award-winning editors and contributors covering a range of hot topics followed by a lengthy Q&A. We also invite a student panelist from your campus to bring a local perspective, after which we engage in a healthy discussion.
We work with a number of different budgets to suit a variety of groups’ needs. If you’re interested in bringing Feministing to your center, campus or organization, email our speaking coordinator here for more information on fees and availability. (The sooner you get in touch with us, the better — we’re booking Fall and Spring events now!)
Questions we pose to one another and to the audience include:
- How is the failing economy changing gender roles?
- What’s up with the sexual climate on college campuses?
- How has the internet transformed feminism?
- Is there such a thing as “women’s issues” anymore?
- What kind of political impact can we make on the upcoming elections?
- Why are trans rights critical to the feminist movement?
- Is feminism today still a bonafide movement? If so, where’s the movement “moving”? Is there a fourth wave?
- What role does race play in how we talk about feminism?
Additional bonuses: We can also conduct interactive workshops on blogging and online activism for student or community groups. Feministing sees spreading the word about the activist potential of blogging and educating people about the tools to make it happen as central to our mission. We can also come speak to classes individually, have dinner with students, or just meet and hang as part of our visit!
Additionally, we’ll be blogging on Feministing about tour highlights along the way and featuring guest posts by student panelists we bring onto our sessions — giving worldwide attention to the work of your center and/or campus.
So if you’re thinking about bringing Feministing to your center, campus or organization, get in touch now for more information on fees and availability!