As you probably know, True/Slant will be undergoing some changes, and many of the bloggers– myself and my brother included– will no longer be writing here. I’ll miss T/S a lot. I hope to freelance with a couple of different places, but my temporary home will be here. And please follow me on Twitter and friend me on Facebook if you want updates for other things, like performances I’m doing in New York City.
Thanks to Lewis Dvorkin for making a place like True/Slant and for being so welcoming to writers with different perspectives. Thanks to Coates Bateman and Michael Roston for always being helpful and sending me shit to write about. Thanks especially to Chloe Angyal for always sending me amazing feminist stories.
And thank you, most of all, to you readers. I’ve made a surprising amount of enemies in my short tenure here at T/S– or, more accurately, feminism already has it’s enemies, and they found me. And through it, the support of my readers has been incredible. To the people who disagreed with me– thanks for reading and sharing your ideas. I hope we both learned from each other. To the people who called me names– thanks for the traffic! And all the amazing friends and people I don’t know who read what I wrote, shared their thoughts, and reposted me– I cannot thank you enough. I learned so much from this experience, and all of the comments I ever got helped make me a better writer. Even the ones that called me a cunt. Maybe.
I was 18 when I first started learning about feminism, gender equality, and queer theory. It completely changed my life. With this blog, my goal was to show that this stuff can be fun. Thinking critically about gender and sexuality is something we should be doing every minute of every day– but that’s okay, because it’s fun. Pop culture, comedy, music, current events– all these things can be made richer by looking at them through a feminist lens. I also hope I’ve done justice to illustrating that what feminism means to me– and what it means to a lot of people– is not Women Good Men Bad, but a belief in equality for everyone, regardless of gender, race, class, sexuality, ability… the list goes on.
Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter so you’ll know when and where I’ll be writing next. In the meantime, watch this hilarious video from my friend, comedian Jared Logan, on advertisements and feminism. I can’t embedd it, but it’s only a minute, and it’s perfect. Watch it. And best wishes.