New Criticals

Don’t Call Me An “Internet Feminist”



The Internet has become a vital engine for feminist discourse over the past decade. While movements like #solidarityisforwhitewomen or #effyourbeautystandards carry real world weight, there is still a level of smug criticism leveled at those whose feminism circulates in the digital realm — implying it is somehow less valid and less effective. The phrases “tumblr feminist,” “hashtag activist” or the slightly more vague “internet feminist” are loaded with negative connotations, labeling the women in question comical at best, and dangerous at worst.