Hi. My name is Claire and I am a feminist.
Step one is always “Admit that you have a problem”, the first of mine being the difficulties I run into as a self-identified feminist. (Feminist stereotype keywords: Man-hater, penis-envy-er, baby-killer). A second problem: the intense frustration at the predicaments that the fine, smart, brilliant ladies of my generation are having to face regarding our gender. And a final problem being I found no suitable place to air my grievances in an accessible, enlightening, and – god forbid – fun way.
Yes, I am the evil genius behind Fruit loop feminism on a mission to leave the world with a sweet taste in their mouth when it comes to discussing women, sexual politics and feminism. I aspire to emulate my icons – Gloria Steinem, Judith Butler, and Adrienne Rich…am hopeful to meet Jessica Valenti in real life, if all this internet jazz pays off…and positive I will be staying true to both my feminist politics and poor taste in pop music, celebrity gossip, and general interest in stereotypical “girlie stuff”.
Why fruit loops, you say? Read this.
Say hi: @clairemcgovern
Please note that I do not take credit for the photos that appear on my blog unless otherwise noted. Please also note that I do not take credit for the name or likeness of the Fruit Loop Cereal brand after which I have named this blog…but I do find them unbelievably delicious.