Magazine editor Gill Hudson said years ago that young women were rejected feminism because “feminism is not considered sexy.” Feminist author Naomi Wolf, writing in The Beauty Myth, added, “It would be pathetic if young women had to go back to the beginning because we were taken in by an unoriginal twenty-year campaign to portray the women’s movement as ‘not sexy,’ a campaign aimed to help young women forget whose battles made sex sexy in the first place.”
Hear, hear. We want to do our part to take the sexy back for all feminists.
The Sexy Feminist (formerly SirensMag.com) offers practical ways to work toward the good of all womankind while having a little fun along the way. It makes that age-old concept of “women’s lib” doable, cool—and, yes, sexy—for smart young women navigating the complicated waters of modern life. You can read more about our philosophy in our book Sexy Feminism: A Girl’s Guide to Love, Success, and Style.
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ABOUT THE SEXY FEMINISTS (if we do say so ourselves):
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong is the co-founder of sexyfeminist.com and a pop culture writer. She spent nearly a decade as senior writer for Entertainment Weekly and is the author of Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, a history of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She has provided pop culture commentary for CNN, VH1, Fox News Channel, and ABC, and her writing has been featured in O, Women’s Health, Fast Company, New York, Bust, and Bitch. Her essays have appeared in the anthologies Altared: Bridezillas, Bewilderment, Big Love, Breakups, What Women Really Think About Contemporary Weddings, and Coffee at Luke’s: An Unauthorized Gilmore Girls Gabfest. She lives in New York City. You can reach her at jennifer.armstrong (at) sexy feminist (dot) com, or visit her website.
Heather Wood Rudúlph is the co-founder of sexyfeminist.com and a lifestyle writer and editor. She has spent 14 years covering entertainment and pop culture for outlets such as the LA Daily News, AOL, Movies.com and Rollingstone.com, and editing lifestyle content for the likes of the Huffington Post and DAYSPA magazine. She specializes in writing about women and culture. She is an Adjunct Professor of Journalism at American River College, teaches online writing for the Gotham Writers’ Workshop, and is a mentor for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. She lives in Sacramento with her husband and son. You can reach her at heather.wood.rudulph (at) sexyfeminist (dot) com.
All of You can be sexy feminists with simple, conscious acts in your everyday life.