Monday, April 26, 2010

Greetings, feminists!

Hello, everyone! My name is (despite what my blogger handle may say) and I am excited to be part of this new blog on youth feminism. Although FemineUS is technically a project for the amazing Melanie Klein's Women and Popular Culture class at Santa Monica College, it is also a project I've always personally wanted to undertake. All too often young women are made to be the topic of feminist discourse and not equal participants in those very discussions. All too often young women's activism is overlooked or ignored. And all too often today's young feminists are criticized for only being interested in "pole dancing, walking around half-naked, posting drunk photos on Facebook, and blogging about [our] sex lives." We here at FemineUS would like to change all that.

We hope that through this blog we can build a community of young feminists who are interested in discussing issues relevant to our own young lives -- be it body image, teen sexuality, sexual harassment, violence against young women,sexism in youth culture, or the influence of the media on the youth of today.

We invite any and all feedback you may have. If you know any young feminists (or people you wish would own up to being feminist), please direct them our way! Pass the blog's address on to your friends, post about it on Facebook, tweet about posts you like on Twitter, whatever you feel like doing. We want to start a conversation and we want you to be part of it.



OpenID Hanna said...

This is such a great idea, Laylee! I'll be an avid reader. :)

April 26, 2010 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger The Ampoo said...

Hanna! I knew you'd be interested :) Keep checking back for new posts -- they'll start going up at least one a day (I hope!) starting tomorrow. Thank you for your support, my dear.

April 26, 2010 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Bridget said...

Becca Franklin sent me your way.. I'm 26 and on the City Council in Madison, WI. It's interesting how few other young females are getting into the drivers seat and are trying to make a difference in the world. From nasty phone calls to emails complaining that what I wore on Cable Access wasn't flattering.. it's a fun world being young and female and in a position of power. Hit me up on fb through Becca if you'd like to chat more.

April 28, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Becca said...

Bridget!!! Love that you got connected with this.

Laylee - I am so proud of you and excited to read more and become more educated about issues facing young women in our society. Love love love!

April 28, 2010 at 2:08 PM  

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