It’s been a big year for Feminist Current! We have more readers than ever before and are now the most-read feminist blog in Canada! We had the pleasure of publishing some amazing and insightful analysis from women around the world in 2013 and, as always, our commenters add so much to these conversations, providing rigorous and challenging discourse and debate. Big thank yous to all of you readers, writers, commenters, supporters, sisters and brothers in the struggle for our collective liberation from the chains of capitalist, colonialist, patriarchy. To another year of struggle and solidarity!
Here are some of our top posts from 2013:
Cecilia Winterfox argues that feminists are not responsible for educating men.
Samantha Berg looks at new research showing a decline in violence against prostituted women under the Nordic model.
Feminism’s focus on “consent” deserves a deeper analysis — often “consent” is not as simple as we make it out to be. Meghan Murphy writes on “the tyranny of consent.”
Meghan Murphy points out that simply enjoying something while feminist doesn’t necessarily make that thing feminist, using Game of Thrones’ “imagined feminism” as a jumping off point.
Elizabeth Pickett writes a definitive piece on how to be a (male) feminist ally.
What would 2013 be without a robust debate on the merits and feminism of the “selfie?” Meghan Murphy takes it on in what turns out to be a surprisingly controversial critique.
And finally, Meghan Murphy writes a viral piece critiquing “twitter feminism,” looking at some of the toxic behaviour and discourse that happens on the medium; inadvertently launching a defensive hashtag: #twitterfeminism