Feminist News Media

Feminists have always used available technologies to disseminate relevant news, promote feminist causes, challenge dominant conceptions of women, dramatize new visions of womanhood, and sustain a sense of feminist community. In general, feminists criticized the mainstream media for mocking, misrepresenting, or marginalizing their politics and activities or ignoring their interests altogether. Therefore, at least until the 21st century, feminists have relied on their own outlets to share news and sustain a community marked by commitment not only to feminist theories about gender oppression but also to specific political and ethical principles. Often, feminists run their newsrooms, such as they are, finance their work, and make reporting and writing decisions by those same principles. This entry examines the beginnings of feminist news media in the 19th ...

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