Feminist Blogs to Bookmark Now

We all need feminism, and, lucky for us, feminist blogs have grown into a category unto themselves, carving out a nice niche of Internet landscape to call home. (Duke University even launched a program this year to teach students the fine art of feminist blogging.) We sifted through the pack to find the ones you'll want to be reading.

So Many Feminist Blogs, So Little Time

We all need feminism, and, lucky for us, feminist blogs have grown into a category unto themselves, carving out a nice niche of Internet landscape to call home. (Duke University even launched a program this year to teach students the fine art of feminist blogging.) We sifted through the pack to find the ones you'll want to be reading.

Most entertaining blog: The Vagenda

If someone says feminists don’t have a sense of humor, show them The Vagenda. This British blog, founded last year by two London-based journalists, takes its tagline—“Like King Lear, but for girls”—from a UK women’s mag’s description of Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady. Calling itself a “media watchdog with a feminist angle”, Vagenda finds plenty of fodder in mainstream women’s publications.

Best watchdog: Miss Representation

Remember Miss Representation, the 2011 documentary exploring the role of the mainstream media in keeping women out of positions of power? The shocking film has been viewed by millions, but the issues are just as urgent and the producers are just as active today, calling out sexism in ads, magazines, and video games on their blog.

Most inspirational blog: Women Who Kick Ass

This one is pretty much what it says on the tin: portraits and short profiles of a diverse group of successful women, both historical and contemporary. It, well, kicks ass.

Best blog with an international agenda: Red Lips High Heels

Founded by a Canadian-Lebanese academic, Red Lips High Heels aims to promote women's rights in the Middle East by giving voice to women from various ethnic, religious and political backgrounds. A diverse group of writers cover topics like the challenges of calling yourself a feminist at a Lebanese university and the ways Middle Eastern beauty standards have been changed by globalization. (Be warned, though: About half the posts are in French or Arabic.)

Most useful blog: SheSource

Studies of press coverage show that despite increasing numbers of women in the workforce and in journalism, most of the “experts” cited in news stories are still men. SheSource, a database of hundreds of quotable female authorities, hopes to correct this problem.

Most informative blog: Bitch blog

If you want to be the most well-informed feminist on the block, Bitch blog (an offshoot of Bitch Magazine) is the place to go for a thorough daily roundup of feminist news from around the web.

Funniest not-at-all feminist blog: Is This Feminist?

A woman is dressing up for Halloween... attending a concert... flirting with a man... It's all PROBLEMATIC, according to this hilarious Tumblr. None of it is FEMINIST. How dare you even ask? (It's okay to like it—Jezebel said so.)