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A zine group for zinesters who identify as "feminist" and bring that element to there zine writing.

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Comment by Sari of Hoax on March 8, 2012 at 12:09am

neither doll houses nor tree houses: on living outside of the gender binary

finished in under 24 hours for the chicago zine fest, this zine focuses on the ups and downs of finding myself outside of the gender binary and attempts to both de- and re-construct various questions about my own gender as well as gender in general. three separate sections discuss feeling pushed out of femininity, how masculinity is viewed as inherent and femininity is viewed as a fictitious performance, how striving for the “perfect balance” of two genders is not plausible nor an adequate solution, acceptance or tolerance (or neither) that i feel in specific spaces, how my radical friends misgender and disrespect me more often than my non-radical ones, the (non-) accessibility of queer jargon and language, how coming out has garnered me the most intense gender assumptions yet, dealing with friends who don’t “get it”, my desire to validate my own identity without stepping on the identity of others, and checking white privilege. 32 pgs, ½ size, b&w. $2-3 or trade. message me or e-mail youvegotafriendinpa (at) gmail (dot) com for more info!

Comment by Daisy Salinas on February 27, 2012 at 7:42pm

Feminist Zinesters up for trades? Send me a message and let's trade addresses! <3

Comment by Daisy Salinas on February 23, 2012 at 10:05pm

Hey feminist friends! I'm new to this online community and I am SOOOO happy to finally find other feminist zinesters out there!! I give copies of my fanzine to my friends and family but none of them make zines themselves and there is hardly a zine culture where I live so I'm really excited about making new connections and zinester pals on this site. My fanzine "Muchacha" seeks to..
-Promote the "F" word: Feminism
-Encourage involvement in the DIY music/art community
-Inspire participation in grassroots activism & revolutionary action

Here is the cover of the second issue I just finished. If anyone wants a copy (Just $1 for shipping) please let me know and if anyone wants to trade a zine that would be really cool. My e-mail is Riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com

 

This issue covers my experiences with being a feminist Mexican-American female growing up in southern white suburbia, Occupy patriarchy, skewed media body standards, feminist movie and band recommendations, an interview about activism through music, feminism and Southern Girls Rock n Roll camp with a Nashville female musician Lizzie Conner and more!

 

Comment by Rachel on February 20, 2012 at 8:29pm

“Not ‘Queer’ as in ‘Radical’ but ‘Lesbian’ as in Fuck You,” is follow up to “Reimagining Queer Community,” a twenty-four hour perzine I made in July, 2011. Since July, I have continued mulling over nuanced, and often controversial, questions regarding my association with the lgbt community at large. “Not ‘Queer’ as in ‘Radical’ but ‘Lesbian’ as in Fuck You” is a perzine that explores my recent decision to use the word “lesbian” as a substitution for “queer.” I also talk about male domination and sex-right in supposedly “sex positive” queer spaces, the perpetuation of misogynistic troupes and devaluation of lesbian identities within “progressive” and “feminist” communities, owning up to & attempting to combat transphobia that has historically emanated from within lesbian spaces, and queer as hierarchical social capital.

1 / 4 size, text heavy & 16 pages. for snail mail or trading, please e-mail rachelzines at gmail dot com.

Comment by Sari of Hoax on February 19, 2012 at 10:57pm

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you’ve got a friend in pennsylvania #6

my issues with mental health have always been immensely difficult for me to assess, describe, and talk about. an intensely private person, i have kept most of my struggles to myself. in this zine, i attempt to investigate the traces of anxiety, depression, suicide, and alcoholism in my family’s history as well as my own difficulties with these issues. almost split into two zines due to volume, this issue is a hefty assortment of stories, thoughts, and emotions.

eight sections discuss: the secrecy surrounding my family’s history of suicides, a recent suicide in my family, my issues with anxiety and pushing emotions aside, my reoccuring suicidal thoughts and how my identities intersect with them, talking with a fellow queer/trans* friend struggling with suicide, assessing my tumultuous relationship with alcohol and deciding to become consciously sober, what i can do to manage and deal with things, and what i plan to do in the future. there is a trigger warning for the zine relating to depression, anxiety, suicide, self-harm, alcoholism, sexual assault, and abuse - please take care of yerself before you read this - it is intense.

this zine is extremely text heavy, black & white, 46 pages, and 1/2 size. for purchasing or trading, please e-mail youvegotafriendinpaATgmailDOTcom or get in touch with me on here!

Comment by Catherine Elms on February 1, 2012 at 11:40am

Feminist comp-zine Pandora Press is looking for submissions for its third issue!  The theme is TIME.

Here are some prompts/ideas for where you could go with this theme, though this list is far from exhaustive:

Waves of feminism: do you identify with a wave in particular? What do you think the 4th wave will look like?  Do you think that the notion of “waves of feminism” is a useful notion, or is it problematic?  Do you agree with the direction of modern feminism, and its fights/causes?
- A woman’s age/passage of life: What pressures are women under in particular with regards to age – what they should look like, what they should be doing (e.g. childbearing before the age of 35), what direction their life is supposed to take?  Are these realistic, or too constricting?
- The history of women/feminism: Are there any historical women or female activists that inspire you?  Any groundbreaking pre-feminist texts?  What was the world like for women before our era?
- The future for women/feminism: what would a feminist society look like?  How far do we have left before equality is reached?  Is it on the horizon?  Is it possible?
- Beauty standards: are women under pressure to avoid “looking their age”?  What qualities are associated with each decade of a woman’s life?  Are these fair?  What pressures are women under as each decade passes by?
- Young vs old feminists/women: are we being pitted against each other?  Or is the generational divide too wide to relate to each other?  Can we learn from each other?  Are there experiences that exclusively lie with one group, or are we not that different from each other?
- Issues that affect young people: sex education, virginity/chastity/purity myths, employment, higher education, etc.
Issues that affect older people: how is one’s age construed in our society?  Are there prejudices against older people?  Are old people ever favoured over young people (e.g. older men = authoritative figures), or are young people overwhelmingly favoured in society?
- Our current “time”/culture: What sucks about society’s treatment of women?  What will our future look like – utopia? Dystopia?  Will humanity be better off, or worse off, once our generation has passed away?  What will be our legacy?

The deadline for the winter issue is 20 FEBRUARY 2012.

Contributors must be from Wales!  Just email your ideas, questions, or submissions to pandorapresszine@gmail.com.  More info can be found at http://swanseafeministnetwork.wordpress.com/pandorapress.

Comment by Catherine Elms on January 19, 2012 at 4:02am

WANTED: FEMINIST ART! Swansea Women's Centre, a women's refuge in Wales, are holding a workshop day for International Women's Day. One of the rooms at the centre will be turned into a feminist art gallery for the day, and we're looking for all kinds of artwork to feature in our gallery! The focus is on women's experience - artwork can include painting, collage, zine pages, poetry, crafts, drawings - anything that you have created yourself! The gallery will be open to people of all ages, so we ask that artwork submitted is not sexually graphic/explicit. The deadline for submitting items is mid-February. We can't pay for items, but we are happy to return them to you if you provide us with a SAE. For more details, email us at swanseafeministnetwork@gmail.com.

Comment by sarah tea-rex on January 15, 2012 at 7:11am

http://sarahtearex.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/zines-in-video/ a queer feminist survivor zine now in video story version!

Comment by Jenna Freedman on January 13, 2012 at 9:35am

I don't see a post yet about the Feminist Zine Fest happening in Brooklyn in February, so here's the link https://feministzinefestnyc.wordpress.com.

Comment by Julie Vee on January 11, 2012 at 7:10pm

Looking for zines!

I want to start carrying other people’s zines in my distro. I’m looking for perzines, compilation zines, humor zines, and literary zines. I wont carry zines that include any forms of bigotry.

If you want to submit your zine for consideration please email: cbcutouts@yahoo.com or message me on here.

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