Congrats!

CongratsHooray! Congratulations to our instagram follower @samuraimichi96 for being the winner of the “You’re Fine” book contest!

Thanks so much for sharing with us your favorite feminist book/author (we love bell hooks too!) To redeem your very own copy of “You’re Fine” by Gina Tron please email Erin at feministwed@gmail.com and she will hook you up with your new book swag.

Also a big thank you to Gina Tron for sharing her book with Feminist Wednesday!

NEW Guest Writers Topic!

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Let’s celebrate feminist achievements from the previous year! For this month’s guest writers topic tell us about your favorite feminist moment of 2014 and how you have grown this year as a feminist! How are you going to combat misconceptions about gender roles and feminism in 2015? Share your story with us!

To submit your article email your 1-2 page google doc to Erin at feministwed@gmail.com with your photo and we will publish your article on the blog + social media channels!

Thank You!

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Thank you so much for all your support in the Dream, Girl documentary film! Your donations have helped us reach our goal in September and the numbers are in… Feminist Wednesday readers helped raise $10,376! THATS INSANE! Thank you so much we appreciate and love you from the bottom of our beavers!

Love,
Erin and the FW Team

Is This What It’s Like to be a Man?

Manby Erin Bagwell
Founder of Feminist Wednesday
Director of Dream, Girl

There is a little voice I have in the back of my brain that is always talking. Often it’s saying: “Psst. People aren’t going to take you seriously. You’re too young, too blonde, too inexperienced.” When I go into a meeting I stress about what I should wear and how I will be perceived. When I am on the phone I stress about the high register of my voice. The little voice in the back of my brain says “Don’t wear that skirt. It’s too short, it’s too trendy, it’s too cute. He isn’t taking you seriously. She’s isn’t taking you seriously. You have no idea what you are doing. You don’t look like everyone else here.”

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You’re Fine. By Gina Tron Book Giveaway!

GiveawayWe are so excited to announce that our friend Gina Tron, the author of the new book “You’re Fine” has graciously offered our readers a chance to win one of her glorious new books! To enter the contest all you have to do is comment on this photo on the Feminist Wednesday Instagram and tell us who you’re favorite feminist author or book is to be illegible to win. The winner will be selected at random and the contest lasts until Dec 17th! Happy commenting! 

“Gina Tron is not the best person at being a person, which is why on Christmas eve 2010 she checked herself into New York City’s Gracie Square Rehabilitation Center and Psychiatric Institute. This memoir is an account of a self-proclaimed adult low life. It’s a trip down Tron’s cocaine-frosted rabbit hole as she observes the assembly line of broken people (herself included) produced by society, then labeled as incorrigible by failing institutions. She is not a vindicator of the floundering masses, but a stumbling shaman soap-boxing a nihilist spiritualism. Tron reminds us of our undeniable mediocrity; it’s our averageness which manes us human, and our humanity which makes us extraordinary.” - Paper Cut Press

Feminist Wednesday on Winter Break!

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Dearest Feminist Wednesday Readers,

As most of you Beaverettes know Feminist Wednesday has embarked on an extraordinary journey into producing it’s first documentary film Dream, Girl. During this process we have been so overwhelmed by all the love and support you have shared with us from following our journey on Instagram to donating to the film on Kickstarter. We can’t wait to make on hell of a movie for you— which is why we have decided to go on a blog hiatus until filming is complete this winter. We want to give you the best stories and most empowering feminist content on Earth and so we are going to wait until Dream, Girl on-set production is over so we can do just that.

In the meantime feel free to join the discussion of feminist pop culture topics on our FW Facebook group or take a moment to go through our Guest Writers Topics to see if one of our writing themes speaks to you.

Also, if you want to keep up with Dream, Girl follow us on IG, twitter, or facebook for behind the scenes photos/images and clips from the film!

VIVA LA BEAVER!

Erin Bagwell
Founder of Feminist Wednesday
Director of Dream, Girl

I Dream of Iranian Feminists

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Lily Stewart

As an American woman, the societal pressure and expectations around clothing are immense . This sort of pressure is a common issue among women across the globe. This past Wednesday (October 22, 2014), thousands of Iranians took to the streets in the city of Isfahan to protest a number of recent brutal attacks on Iranian women – attacks stemming from women not wearing their clothing properly. This bellwether event has proven a feminist victory for a country whose rulers propagate some of the worst women’s rights abuses. Both men and women gathered on the streets to show their support for the victims and their disgust with the attackers. The attacks, aimed at women accused of an infraction of improper attire called “mal-veiling”, occurred when mullah-affiliated gang members on motorcycles splashed acid in the faces of at least eight girls.

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