With all the cyberbullying, Trump supporters, and, well, Trump that's been on Twitter these days, every feminist's newsfeed could use a boost with some hardcore feminist love. We've put together 7 of our favorite feminist twitter handles that inspire us, make us laugh, and help us see the patriarchy clearly.
A human rights lawyer turned journalist, Jill Filipovic writes cutting feminist commentary on national and international politics. Her work is pointed, eloquent, and well argued – meaning you’ll always have the words necessary to shut down that white male friend-of-a-friend and that Trump-supporting relative.
2. Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault)
Canadian Journalist Anne Thériault’s tweet chains reinterpret European art, history and literature from the POV of women. But the cherry on top is the laugh out loud analyses about everything from British royalty to blow jobs.
3. Kimberle Crenshaw (@sandylocks)
“Intersectionality” wouldn’t exist today without Kimberle Crenshaw – the attorney, professor and activist who coined the term in 1989. Crenshaw brings feminist analysis to xenophobia, migration, and racism, and she highlights WOC issues that often go unreported in the news.
4. Ava Duverney (@ava)
Ava Duverney is as radical as feminism can get. Director of films Selma and Thirteenth, she brings light to white-hetero-patriarchy through every lens possible, and will fuel your feminist activism day after day. Follow her for a daily reminder of why we do the activist work that we do.
5. Dr. Charlotte Lydia Riley (@lottelydia)
For the academics out there, Dr. Riley’s sharp witticisms will make you feel that fuzzy feeling of knowing that someone just totally gets it. When you’re dealing with the perpetual white-mansplaining at universities, she'll remind you that we feminists are the sane ones.
6. Sady Doyle (@sadydoyle)
Journalist and Author Sady Doyle is going to give it to you straight, because she is no fan of coddling those “progressive” white men who always seem to think they know what’s best for the rest of us. With her biting sarcasm and straight up foul mouth, she’s like the feminist superhero sister we never had.
And last but definitely not least, feminist socialist comedian Aparna Nancherla will make you laugh so hard, you might forget for a moment that you’re supposed to be the feminist killjoy in the room. With all that hard work we're doing fighting the patriarchy, comedic relief is always a good thing.