Feminism in the millenial’s media-centered world can be difficult to navigate. To many, the principles of feminism belong in college classrooms full of girls finding themselves, in cinderblock-sized textbooks or in the 1970s. Here we break down that misconception, and discuss examples of feminist principles and topics that are playing out  in popular culture and, of course, in the media, so that anyone reading can say: “I understand feminism.”

This blog is authored and maintained by Clarissa Cottrill, a senior journalism and gender studies student at West Virginia University.  She’s reported on LGBTQA+ issues on campus, women’s issues in Appalachia and profiled West Virginian feminists and their community work. With that background, her goal is to rewrite the outdated, inaccessible Femi-Nazi rhetoric into an inclusive area of thought for the masses.