New York magazine has a really, really excellent piece on modern feminism, and particularly, feminist and female voices on the internet. They provide an abridged list of such blogs, but I thought I’d let you know who some of the important lady bloggers here on Tumblr you should be following. (Note: I know a number of bloggers on this list actively consider themselves feminist, but some may not. Many of their blogs also aren’t exclusively or mostly aren’t about feminism or gender politics.)
Pantsless Progressive. Lots of political wit and tons of information on both domestic and international politics. Also, my Tumblr Wife.
Red Light Politics. Flavia has really sharp critiques of a wide variety of political and cultural topics, based on race, class and gender. She also blogs for Tiger Beatdown.
Kateoplis (Who sent me the link to this piece. Thanks Kate!). She’s an excellent curator of everything from news to art, and also runs a solidarity blog with the Iranian Green movement called Sea of Green.
Jessica Valenti. One of the voices of contemporary feminism, founder of the amazing blog Feministing and author of works like The Purity Myth and Full Frontal Feminism. She is now a columnist for The Daily.
Mohandas Gandhi. Has a lot of sass. You all are surely following her already, but she’s got all sorts of things to say on the environment, human rights and progressivism. A necessary addition to your Tumblr feed.
Jess Bennett. Journalist and the current mind behind Newsweek’s tumblr, she writes on women’s issues along with Jesse Ellison on the tumblr blog Equality Myth.
Samia ben Charqui. A Moroccan-American blogger extraordinaire, her thoughts on Moroccan political economy and her takedowns of orientalism have earned her some well-deserved attention around the blogosphere.
Rachel Fershleiser. A writer, formerly of Housing Works Bookstore, founder of Six-Word Memoirs and creator of the Judgmental Bookseller Ostrich meme. Her blog is full of lit and politics and bookstores.
This list is not comprehensive!
I’m not going to throw my weight behind the idea of following all the names on this list without exception—because I’ve followed and subsequently unfollowed a few myself—but this is a great starting point for those of you interested in reading blogs of this nature.