This morning, regular mediagirl.org contributor Sour Duck attempted here to cross-post her announcement that she's hosting the next Carnival of Feminists, but the post got caught in the vigorous-to-a-fault spam filter.
I'm sure she was wondering why the post didn't appear on the site. (Sorry, Sour Duck!)
But as this was a cross-post identical to her original post on her site, I refer you there for all the nitty gritty.
Here's a snippet covering what it's about this issue:
Yes, there's a theme: 1970s feminist thought. However, this won't be a nostalgic look at "second-wave feminism". Oh no. I'm looking for pieces that engage with the themes and ideas of 1970s feminism, while applying them to current events, or looking to the future.
You might say it's a "1970s into 2000" Feminist Carnival issue.
Examples of topics to consider:
* women and men in the workplace (e.g., creating an even playing field, and equal pay for equal work)
* reproductive freedom (with the advent of "the pill") & sexual liberation ("sex is fun!")
* healthcare reform (1970s feminists took on the medical establishment and effected significant change. What else needs to be changed? Can 1970s tactics prove effective again?)
Those are just a few ideas to get you started. What I'm looking for is engagement with that era's feminist thought.
And while I'm looking for substance, please don't feel you need to be some sort of an expert on 1970s feminism. Just write from the heart and present your thoughts in as clear and concise manner as possible.
Confused? Wondering what a "carnival of feminists" might be all about? Don't worry. This is a pretty new thing. For some background, read the Carnival of Feminists blog.
If you have something pithy or moving or interesting to share on feminism, especially 1970s feminist thought, consider submitting to the Carnival. Sour Duck has the submission details.