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Why another feminist blog?

April 6, 2009

I’ve wanted to start a blog for a while but lacked a focus. Given my involvement with the feminist movement, I wanted to write about gender but because there are so many great feminist blogs out there, so I thought to myself, Why another one? After doing some research from connecting my interests (feminism and international travel) to finding fabulous editors and writers, the global feminist blog idea was formed. The next part was arduous and a little daunting as the editors and I worked very hard these past few months to lay the foundations for the blog.

But that hard work has paid off. We (the other GAB editors and I) believe that everyone should have a voice in what they care about. We care about gender issues related to women and men: believing that everyone should be treated not only equally, but should question the social norms that construct gender and how it affects our daily lives. We also believe that these social norms may play out differently from one country to another, but that we, as members of this global society, should be aware that gender affects us all no matter where we are in the world.

That’s why we created Gender Across Borders. This blog is not just written by the GAB editors, but it’s a community of feminist voices. We started with the idea of a global feminist blog because there seems to be lacking the space for international feminism to be discussed and critically examined on the web. We have writers who write about current and past issues facing women and men around the world relating to class, sexuality, ethnicity, and race. We have created a space for readers to not only read our articles, but have a discussion amongst other feminists and maybe submit an article of their own.

So, welcome to our blog. Enjoy, read, discuss, and write!

2 Comments
  1. April 6, 2009 11:51 am

    Hi Emily,

    Congrats and well done on starting this blog. This is such a great idea. Its gives hope to women who feel they really have no place to voice their concerns. I feel that most women fear they have no one to turn to for help and spend their whole lives in silence, suffering. I hope this blog gives them the courage to speak out, and fight for their rights. I wish you all the best. I admire your passion and effort to keep people involved and aware of all that’s going wrong with this world and how to rectify it. Good Luck.

  2. JoEllen Weiss permalink
    April 7, 2009 10:03 am

    Congratulations, Emily. I’m looking forward to learning from you. Your blog promises to be a window into a world so often overlooked because it is so large; it’s a chance to examine the-elephant-in-the-room syndrome. Thanks for the opportunity. JoEllen

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