So now that we’ve cleared up any confusion about what it means to be a feminist (ICYMI: Are you a Feminist? A Notable Breakdown), and we’ve all decided that we’re clearly for gender equality, we’ve gone ahead and created this crucial list of some of the who’s who of modern feminism currently opining on Twitter.
These genius writers, hilarious comedians, and impassioned celebs make up the new face of feminism, helping to make the movement both relevant and ROFL. So flutter on over to Twitter and give them a follow, like now.
1. Megan Amram
Writer and comedian Megan Amram tweets one-liners that can only be described as riotously funny and/or disturbingly true. Her quick and clever commentary on feminism and society as a whole are sure to have you LOLing, RTing, and deep-thinking on the daily. (PS- Toronto folks can catch her at the Comedy Bar on Nov. 7)
@meganamram Dolls teach girls very unrealistic body standards. A Russian doesn’t have to have many tiny Russians inside her to be beautiful.
2. Clara Beyer and Kevin Carty, aka Feminist Taylor Swift
This HI-larious account mashes up popular Taylor Swift lyrics with important feminist insights. Need we say more?
@feministtswift I just keep movin’ / Can’t stop won’t stop groovin’ / Its like I got this music / In my mind / Saying I deserve to be treated with respect
Oppressors gonna oppress oppress oppress oppress oppress
3. Amanda Marcotte
The award-winning feminist writer is like that super cool university prof who swears, and who knows you’re smarter than you think you are. Marcotte uses Twitter to dole out as much cheeky and challenging resource material as we can handle, so take advantage.
4. Women Against Feminism
Parody alert, and (wo)man is it funny. In response to #womenagainstfeminism (ugh), this politically and grammatically incorrect account helps humorously clarify just what it means to be for-feminism, by showcasing the ridiculousness of what it means to be against it.
@NoToFeminism i don’t need fimesin i like my men to be CHIVALROUS and give me his jacket when i’m cold and make my reproductive choices for me etc.
5. Lindy West
A major player in pop-topics like body image, rape culture, and slut-shaming, the former Jezebel/now GQ writer is currently focusing some of that fab feminist effort on a blog for teenage sexual assault victims called “I believe you. It’s not your fault”. Follow West for tweets of both the funny and furious variety.
@thelindywest Crazy bitches don’t exist in a vacuum, is what I’m saying
6. Emma Watson
Worth repeating (again and again), actress and United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, started one of the biggest feminist campaigns going today. Follow her for more on the epic #HeForShe movement.
7. Toula Drimonis
Our own homegrown, and majorly opinionated feminist writer, Drimonis keeps a watchful Canadian eye on issues of gender equality.
@ToulasTake Dear, #SPVM, do your bloody job and stop putting the onus on me not to get raped in a cab.
8. Lena Dunham
@lenadunham And to all the folks tweeting hateful things about consent & sexual assault: you are the minority, you will be left behind and ya bad at sex
9. Sarah Silverman
And if you like an extra helping of sass and crass with your feminist and cultural commentary, of course there’s always Sarah Silverman.
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