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.


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.




Radical Handmaids

Canadian Organizations


US Organizations


Canadian Individuals


Ileana Jimenez, aka @feministteacher

American Individuals


Global Feminists


The F Bomb

Feminist Blogs






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.
  • @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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