The Best of #IWD2015

This last Sunday was International Women’s Day (#IWD2015). This day, created to celebrate, empower, and advocate for women can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Here are some of my favorite tweets on #IWD2015 Some people shared inspiring photos of women out in the streets fighting for equality right now: Happy […]


#BlackGirlsMatter Too: Ending the Exclusion of Black Girls

Earlier this month, the African American Policy Forum released a report, Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced, and Underprotected, written by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, a Columbia University law professor. The report provides data from Boston and New York public schools on the ways girls are disciplined depending on race. Not surprisingly, girls of color and especially […]


2015 Round up of Feminist New Year Resolutions

Last week as we said goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015, feminist writers and activists reflected on the struggles and victories from the past year with a plan to move forward. We collected the top stories and tweets of Feminist New Year Resolutions, or #FeministNewYearResolutions. Feminists wrote *a lot* this year about hashtags, as evident through our collaboration with Mic.com’s […]


Top Feminist Hashtags of 2014

See Top Hashtags of 2014 INFOGRAPHIC. Cross post at Mic.com. Tara L. Conley, founder and publisher of Hashtag Feminism and Elizabeth Plank, senior editor at Mic collaborated to produce this year’s Top Feminist Hashtags of 2014. In 2013, Conley created the first “Top Feminist Hashtags” curation as a way to document stories and burgeoning conversations “dealing with […]


#WhyIStayed: A Lesson In Empathy [OPINION]

Domestic violence is incredibly common. The statistics are staggering: In the U.S. one in four women experiences domestic violence in her lifetime. Internationally, domestic violence kills more people than war. Yet domestic violence and violence against women is generally misunderstood and mischaracterized by individuals and the media, focusing on victim-blaming and excuse-making. Depictions of domestic violence are sensationalized, rationalized, […]

Call for Contributors: Ferguson, Social Media, and Activism

Hashtag Feminism invites contributions that provide insightful perspectives on the recent events transpiring in Ferguson, Missouri. Specifically, we are looking for perspectives that account for the ways social media, namely Twitter has played a role in igniting activism in Ferguson and across the country. Topics may include (but are not limited to): The disconnect between […]