Feminism Up: Issue #7 is going to be popping up in subscribers’ inboxes at half nine tomorrow night (GMT)! Feminism Up is my little project that aims to tackle sexism and inequality in a way that also encourages the movement of feminism. Alongside a Feminism Up Twitter and Instagram account, I release a monthly online newsletter which includes two pieces written by me and a handful of articles written by fabulous guest writers. If you are interested in having a read, you can sign up HERE! If you sign up before half nine tomorrow night you will also receive issue #6!
Tom has written about cat-calling; an article, I think, is interesting to read as it’s from a man’s perspective! I decided I wanted the Twitter movement, #MeToo (a hashtag that inspired so many to come forward with their experiences of sexual harassment), to feature somehow in a Feminism Up newsletter. I had a couple of entries from readers and asked a few friends if they wanted to get involved too. Eirlys, however, wrote a huge #MeToo that I could not cut down to a small paragraph. For this reason her #MeToo is its own article that precedes the #MeToo article. This piece includes small paragraphs of readers’ experiences with sexual harassment. They’re horrifying and showcase just how frequently sexual harassment takes place.
My first post is called “How to be Ladylike.” After hearing the word “ladylike” more often than usual in the last month or so, it inspired me to write a sarcastic “how to” article. Although tongue and cheek (I’ve personally had the word directed at me a lot over the years!), it highlights some really cutting truths about our society. Or at least, I like to think so. Since issue #7 falls in December, I wanted to review one of my favourite feminism-inspired books, Like a Girl by Barcella. I think it’s the perfect gift to sit under the Christmas tree and I tell readers why in this issue!
I am posting the issue #7 summary today instead of tomorrow as December first begins the start of Blogmas! I’m super excited to be taking part in the daily blogging challenge that encourages bloggers to post festive content all the way up until Christmas Eve/Day! So, in less than a day, Binging on Beetroot is about to get very festive!
Until then, Feminism Up! ❤
~ Kat ~