Feminist PR

I have been encouraging my students to address the PR problem in feminism—eg. why so many people today who are otherwise progressive minded are hesitant to say that they are feminists. I was excited to see the Signs Public Intellectuals Project engaging in this debate. I am not sure how accessible their articles are for mass consumption but as a professor of gender studies I think the resources that they have complied (recommended books, articles, white papers, interviews, and podcasts) provide so much great material to the next generation of feminist thinkers and public intellectuals. I am looking forward to the work that my students produce this semester around topics that they think are most pressing to discuss today—and hopefully do it in a manner that invites more people to join the movements for social justice and human rights.