These 5 Women-Focused Websites are Currently My Favorites
One of the best ways to find out about what you should be seeing, reading, or doing, is a recommendation. There are currently so many websites created for primarily female audiences that it can be tricky to figure out where to look first, so this list is here to help. Interested in writing? You can submit pitches to these sites for consideration as well.
An independent, feminist site whose target audience is young feminists, Feministing has an inclusive team that speaks at universities. They often cover topics that you might not see discussed in a lot of websites and don’t shy away from discussing complex issues. In addition, one of its co-founders was Jessica Valenti, who you may recognize as a columnist for The Guardian and author of the book Sex Object: A Memoir.
Elle is not only one of the biggest sites about style and beauty, they’ve also been publishing pieces about current events and women in the entertainment biz. Here you can check out pieces on the presidential candidates, and also take a peek at what’s going on during New York Fashion Week.
The Ms. Magazine blog was created as a counterpart to Ms. Magazine, the trailblazing feminist, print magazine that was founded in the 1970’s by many prominent women in the movement, like Gloria Steinem. Now owned by the Feminist Majority Foundation, the topics discussed in the blog include work, justice, arts and health.
This website has been a staple for feminist readers, especially those interested in pop culture. In addition to running the website, the Bitch organization also has a print magazine that they publish. Like its feminist counterparts on this list, the writers on the site tackle complex and important issues that are relevant to everyone in society, not only women-although there is an emphasis on the different issues that women face, their activism and responses.
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If you’re reading this article, then you already know about this website but it’s still worth a mention. It’s given me and other women the chance to have our writing published about a diverse set of topics that other women (and men) can be interested in; pieces that have been published thus far include interviews, poems, and articles on travel. Continue to peruse the site at your leisure.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MARIELA S.M.
In 2015, I graduated from Boston University with an M.A. in International Relations and International Communications, after completing a B.A. in Humanities from the Universidad del Turabo in Puerto Rico. Writing is a passion of mine and in addition to having work featured at Women’s iLab, you can find some of my writing at HuffPost Women, and the Ms. Magazine Blog. I also tweet at @WMNSPORTSWORLD about women in sport. A big fan of reading, writing, learning and listening to music.
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