No, I really want to know: what sites are out there for women over-35? That Jessica Valenti left Feministing, in part, because online feminism is a young woman's game made me feel very, very old.
I’m a 32 year-old feminist with a voice that is listened to. Largely because of the work I’ve done with Feministing, I have a successful platform for my work – I’ve published books, written articles, and built a career as a speaker. Because I feel Feministing should remain a place for younger feminists to build their careers and platforms, I think it’s appropriate to our mission that I step back.I understand what she's saying, but it implies that every "older" woman has had her time, or had her voice heard, and that's not true at all. I'm a half-decade older than Valenti. I didn't even know the feminist blogosphere existed five years ago, and apparently, I was already ready for its senior discount. There are a few sites that feature more than just twenty-something women: Feministe, which I link to a lot, and Persephone Magazine, which some ex-Jezzies founded, but overwhelmingly, I feel too old for most sites.
(I realize how silly all this sounds, defining old as "over-35," but it really is that youth-oriented.)
This is my two-part question: are there any other sites out there that cater to women in their late-thirties and beyond? Sites that aren't "mumsy" or made the laughing stock of younger, hipper sites? (I'm thinking of every time Jezebel lined to an article from Double-X.) Or do young feminist even want to hear from older ones? I totally understand wanting to be with one's peers, and not having a "mom" figure butting in, but I sometimes I feel older women are just plain unwelcome.
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