All the Rebel Women: The rise of the fourth wave of feminism by Kira Cochrane

All the Rebel Women: The rise of the fourth wave of feminism (Guardian Shorts)Rating:

Kira Cochrane provides an excellent introduction to feminism with this concise and up-to-date history covering the last 100 years in this 70-page extended essay, published by the UK newspaper The Guardian. She discusses rape culture, online feminism – including an intriguing David and Goliath battle with Facebook (I cheered at the outcome), the huge impact humour makes in highlighting feminist issues, and the importance of intersectionality and inclusion of all demographics as feminism is for everyone not just white, middle class women.

In the process, Cochrane refers to some very interesting organisations, projects and movements along the way. (Some of the names will make you smile):

Everyday Sexism Project
Project Unbreakable
UK Feminista
Fawcett Society
Counting Dead Women Project
London Feminist Network
Tumblr: Don’t Get Raped
One Billion Rising
Campaign4Consent
Everyday Victim Blaming
SlutWalk movement
The F Word
Feministing
Jezebel
Daughters of Eve
The Shoreditch Sister’s Fanny Defence League
W.I.T.C.H (Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell)
Feminist magazine called Cuntry Living
Feminist magazine called Spare Rib
Ms Magazine
Womanism

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