New Twitter Guide for Feminists

by | September 14, 2012
filed under Can-Con, Feminism, Politics, Pop Culture

by Jarrah Hodge

It’s been more than a year since I posted my first Twitter guide for feminists and back then I think I was still under 1,000 followers and even less immersed in Twitter than I am now. I wanted to do an updated version to fit in a few of the folks I missed last time and some new tweeps who have made a big impact on feminist Twitter activity.

This is not an exhaustive list but I hope it highlights some people who are using Twitter really effectively. One change to this list is some new categories: Violence Against Women, Feminist Moms, Allied Men and Gender Focus Contributors. I also split up Feminist News from Media Creation and Analysis.

So go ahead and click on the categories you’re interested in or scroll through the whole list below.

Categories:

If there’s someone on Twitter who’s not on this list who you think is a feminist must-follow, please do comment below!

And if you’re not following me, I’m on there @jarrahpenguin.

Hashtags to Watch

 

Feminist News

  • @msmagazine – Account for Ms. Magazine and the Ms. Blog.
  • @VitaminWomen – A centralized news source for women, “100% Kardashian-free, guaranteed”.
  • @Womens_Enews – A non-profit, international women’s news service.
  • @SeeJaneDo – A California-based organization that uses traditional and social media to tell the stories of ordinary women doing extraordinary things, with a goal of social change through women’s empowerment.

 

Media Analysis and Creation

  • @WomenActMedia – Women, Action, & the Media! is a US-based non-profit (that also has international chapters, including in Vancouver, BC -@wamvancity) dedicated to building a “movement for gender justice in the media”.
  • @bitchmedia – The Twitter account for the Portland-based Bitch Magazine and its blogs.
  • @femfreq – Anita Sarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency Twitter account. Follow to keep track of her latest thoughts and projects, including the much-anticipated Tropes vs. Women in Video Games.
  • @nameitchangeit is a Women’s Media Centre campaign to end sexist media against women in politics. It’s especially good to watch in the run-up to the November election.
  • @RepresentPledge – The official Twitter account for Miss Representation.
  • @MediaActionCA – A relatively new Canadian organization putting together some really cool initiatives to talk about and challenge media representations of women and girls, including @RepresentMEdia, an upcoming campus campaign and film festival.
  • @jennpozner – Media critic and author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV.
  • @BitchFlicks – Want to find feminist reviews of movies past, present, and future? Check out Bitch Flicks’ blog and Twitter account.

 

Authors

 

Radical Handmaids

Canadian Organizations

 

US Organizations

 

Canadian Individuals

 

Ileana Jimenez, aka @feministteacher

American Individuals

 

Global Feminists

 

The F Bomb

Feminist Blogs

 

Antiracist/Anticolonialist

 

LGBTQ

 

Girls Action Foundation

Empowering Girls

 

 Violence Against Women

 

Allied Men

 

Feminist Moms

 

Franchesca Ramsey

Bringing the Funny

  • @lizzwinstead – Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead posts hilarious tweets, often in the realm of feminist and social justice issues.
  • @andreagrimes – Andrea is a great feminist blogger but I put her in this section because her tweets are some of the most hilarious I’ve seen. She makes you laugh and think at the same time.
  • @feministhulk – “HULK SAYS F*** PATRIARCHY. HULK HERE TO SMASH GENDER BINARY.”
  • @gibblertron – Erin Gibson took over on The Current TV from Sarah Haskins and created a memorable “Modern Lady” campaign using humour to dissect pop culture representations of women. She also tweets and is damned funny.
  • @Chescaleigh – Franchesca Ramsey made the viral video Sh*t White Girls Say and she’s followed it up with more smart comedy.

 

Gender Focus Contributors!


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  • Kirsten

    I’d recommend @londonfeminist too

  • Ruth

    I also recommend @feministlibrary

  • http://alterwords.wordpress.com Elizabeth

    Very surprised not to see Feminist Current (http://feministcurrent.com/) and @FeministCurrent – among the best in Canada imo.

  • jarrahpenguin

    Thanks for everyone’s suggestions – I did try to go through all the accounts I’m following but it’s inevitable I missed some good accounts, so the comments are much appreciated for people to read now and also for my next revision.

  • jarrahpenguin

    In a couple of cases I did make a call based on the size of the person’s follower pool – one of the few obvious metrics available – maybe another category could be “Unsung Tweeters” :)

  • http://Julianabritto.com Juliana Britto

    SUCH a helpful list. And I would love to see an Unsung Tweeters list!

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  • http://drparker.blogspost.com Juli Parker

    Follow my blog The Feminist Critic!

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