so on June 28th it is announced that Valenti receives a 48k fellowship from Harvard to, in her own words, “research and develop a plan for a national think tank grounded in digital feminism and its communities.”
and then on June 29 she makes this post on The Nation. titled “The Future of Feminist Activism: Live Chat with Jessica Valenti, Anna Holmes and Aimee Thorne-Thomsen.”
On Thursday July 5,at 2 pm EST, Nation readers are invited to participate in a live chat on the future of feminist activism with Feministing.com co-founder and Nation blogger Jessica Valenti. Jessica will be joined by writer and editor Anna Holmes, the founding editor of Jezebel.com; and reproductive justice activist Aimee Thorne-Thomsen, vice president for strategic partnership at Advocates for Youth and former executive director of the Pro-Choice Public Education Project.
Of course, the “future of feminist activism” is a broad topic that encompasses countless important questions. To narrow things down a bit, we’re asking you—our readers—to get us started with suggestions for issues and questions you’d like to see discussed. Post your thoughts in the comment section below and be sure to join us on Thursday, July 5, at 2 pm for a lively conversation!
so basically you want us to do your work for you.
and why would someone who is sooooo at the forefront of modern digital internetz feminism(TM) need to do that? what does that say how plugged in (OR NOT) you are to what the fuck is going on in women’s lives who are not like you?
why weren’t those subject areas and coalitions and relationships in placebeforeshe got the 48 thou? before The Nation and Rupert Murdoch gigs? how aren’t these conversations already happening where she is?
im just sayin, if *I* got 48k and one year to do some shit i wouldn’t need to have a “chat” to drum up ideas……..i would just get at my people.
which is the point. people. who are you accountable to? who are you serving? who the fuck needs a feminist think tank?