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Intro to the Global Feminism Series

June 30, 2010

Global feminism is very important to the GAB editorial board–so important, that it’s Gender Across Borders’ tag line. But what makes this a global feminist blog, and more importantly, what is global feminism?

We grapple with this definition every day at Gender Across Borders. And we know that you, as readers, try to understand this definition as you read and comment on our articles.

Starting today, you’re going to hear from all of the editors at Gender Across Borders as to what global feminism personally means to them–and as you will read, think about how different and vast this concept is. These mini-posts, which will be posted at 1pm CST on Wednesdays and Fridays for the next three weeks, simply state each editors’ idea of what global feminism means, will be a chance for you to discuss and comment on the concept yourselves.

Why are we having this series?

Well, for a few reasons. Firstly, we want to be true to our tag line. We don’t want to misrepresent ourselves to you. We know that most of us are based in North America. We know that most of us are white and privileged. We know that most of us are able-bodied and identify as heterosexual. That being said, we still want to write about the underrepresented. But most importantly, we want the underrepresented to write for us about the underrepresented (see our call for writers).

Secondly, we want to discuss this vague concept of “global feminism” with you as readers of GAB and global feminists yourselves. What is it, what does it mean to us, and finally, what does it mean to YOU?

Finally, we want you, as readers, to not only give us feedback and how we can better live up to our tag line, but have a live discussion about what global feminism means. Therefore, at the end of this month on Thursday, August 5 at 8pm CST [rescheduled from the original date of July 19], you will have a chance to discuss global feminism with the Gender Across Borders editorial board in a live on-line chat. For more information about that online chat, click here for the evite and invite friends/family/colleagues who you think would be interested!

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