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Feminist Web Site Endangered by Systemic Oppression and a Lack of Cash

Posted on | May 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Feminist Web Site Endangered by Systemic Oppression and a Lack of Cash

But mainly, it’s the lack of cash:

Over the last five years, the Everyday Feminism team has built an incredible network of intersectional feminists. In 2016 alone, we had more than 40 million viewers in over 140 countries.
We offer an unique, educational, inside-out approach to fighting everyday oppression. And with the Trump administration in the White House, and the political climate as dangerous as it is, we know our work is especially critical now.
We’re facing scary financial trouble that’s threatening to put a halt to our work — maybe even as soon as the end of May.
We’ve realized that we’re just not going to be able to continue without some support from our community.
We’re not the only site struggling like this, and there’s a reason for that. It’s quite a challenge, to say the least, to create independent, intersectional feminist media in a financially sustainable way, especially in a world that doesn’t value what we do.


Before discussing the kind of “independent, intersectional feminist media” being created by “the Everyday Feminism team,” let’s ask:

  1. How have they managed to keep their site going since 2012?
  2. Why has the cash-crunch hit their site now?

There are no advertisements on Everyday Feminism, and I once spent several fruitless hours looking through their site to try to locate information about their funding. Is it a 501(c)3? Is there some major foundation giving them grants? Did somebody win the Powerball? Your guess is as good as mine, but my hunch is that the founders of Everyday Feminism must have had a connection to a deep-pockets liberal donor who didn’t mind cutting a check every year for, say, a quarter-million bucks in order to promote a certain kind of feminism.

And that kind feminism is decidedly queer. What? You think “queer” is a slur? No, it’s commonly used in Everyday Feminism headlines:

I Know I’m Queer — Now What?
Erin Tatum, Aug. 27, 2014

3 Ways to Stand Up to Toxic Messages
and Accept Yourself as a Queer Person

Jarune Uwujaren, Dec. 15, 2014

How Stereotypes About What Queer Women
Look Like Erases Femmes

Joy Young, Jan. 9, 2015

11 Common Assumptions About
Being a Queer Femme — Debunked

Rhea Ewing, Feb. 10, 2016

5 Ways to Maintain Your Queer Identity
in a Relationship People Read as Straight

Miri Mogilevsky, March 29, 2016

7 Practical Ways Straight Parent
Can Support Their Queer Children

Sian Ferguson, Aug. 29, 2016

3 Reasons We Need to Be Critical
of Sex Positivity in Queer Spaces

Caleb Luna, Oct. 11, 2016

Those are just a few of the dozens of queer headlines at Everyday Feminism, a site that is “inclusive” of everything except heterosexuality. Everyday Feminism’s managing editor, Melissa Fabello, is a self-described “queer woman” who has a degree in Human Sexuality, and who is also infected with HPV, a sexually transmitted disease.



“Right now, today, as of writing this, I identify as queer. But I didn’t always. And no, I’m not referring to that awkward, uncomfortable time in my life where I knew that something felt ‘off,’ but I couldn’t quite place it, and so I paraded around in the charade of ‘straight.’ I mean that a few years ago, I identified as homoflexible. And before that, a lesbian. And even before that, bisexual.”
Melissa Fabello

Everyday Feminism is a site that consistently conveys the message that heterosexuality is wrong, almost as wrong as voting Republican.

This is what “intersectional feminism” means in 21st-century America:

  1. Identify as queer;
  2. Vote Democrat!

Well, that message got 40 million page-views at Everyday Feminism last year, but it wasn’t enough to elect Hillary Clinton. In fact, if you were the kind of deep-pockets Democrat donor who might have been cutting checks to fund Everyday Feminism, maybe you woke up one day last November and wondered why all those blue-collar voters in Pennsylvania and Michigan voted for Donald Trump. And possibly, it could have occurred to you that maybe promoting queer feminism as the agenda of the Democrat Party wasn’t really such a clever idea after all.


“We have no money!” Melissa Fabello pleads on Twitter. She doesn’t understand why her anti-male hate propaganda site isn’t profitable. Did I mention how much Melissa Fabello hates white heterosexual men?










Feminism is a hate movement, and Melissa Fabello and her colleagues at Everyday Feminism have spent five years demonstrating why no sane or honest person would associate themselves with feminism.

David Thompson is so overwrought with grief about the financial crisis at Everyday Feminism that he shares some of their, uh, greatest hits, my favorite of which is from radical queer witch Kris Nelson:

As a follower of Diana; as a worshipper of the sun, the moon, and the earth; and as a witch, it is my responsibility to engage in radical politics. . . .
As a witch and a radical, I see the revolutionary potential in knowing the healing qualities of items that are much more accessible than a lot of modern medications… This is especially salient in a world that inflicts so much emotional damage through systemic oppression. . . .
As a non-binary trans person who rejects marriage, nuclear family structure, division of community, and Christian imperialism, I identify with “witch” as an outsider.

This lunatic gibberish was published by Everyday Feminism, where “intersectional” is a synonym for crazy. What’s scary is how close these kooks came to electing Hillary Clinton president. Yeah, that was the political goal of Everyday Feminism, a site that was launched in June 2012 and which just coincidentally now finds itself in a cash crunch.

Strange how these coincidences happen . . .

ADDENDUM: Adding to the curiosity about Everyday Feminism’s finances, their fundraising appeal lists an address in Tallahassee, Florida, to which checks can be mailed. That address (75 N. Woodward Ave) is the Student Mail Center at Florida State University. So it seems whoever is in charge of the money at Everyday Feminism is an FSU student.

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