Announcement 14th July 2014.
We are saddened to announce that this week will be the final week of Feminist Times as it is.
We simply cannot survive any longer without having to change our values. Other projects like ours allow themselves to be co-opted by a big brand or not pay contributors. We would not be happy to do either.
Having already crowdfunded and made it clear that we need more members to survive, we believe the boldest and best move is to put the project on ice exactly 12 months since our naming ceremony; to celebrate 9 months of incredible agenda-setting content from exceptionally talented writers; and to acknowledge that we achieved what many others haven’t: we made a feminist online magazine that competed with the mainstream and we did it while keeping our principles intact.
We want to publicly thank our Members. They provided a pluralist platform for the stories and women often sidelined by the major magazines and newspapers. Everything we did was done with them in mind.
Today we present our final week’s content featuring Gloria de Piero, Annie Sprinkle, Camille Paglia, John Stoltenberg, Laurie Penny, Roz Kaveney, Helen Morales and of course, the last word from Deputy Editor Sarah Graham, Editor Deborah Coughlin and Founder Charlotte Raven.
All this week’s content has been written for free by writers who wanted to help us.
Charlotte would like to hear from anyone who would like to be part of future incarnations of Feminist Times. Contact her on email@example.com The website will remain live as a resource for the foreseeable future.
Thank you so much. Read thoughts from some of our regular writers and editors here, plus our best moments.
We would like to thank: Roz Kaveney, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Kat Lister, Jude Wanga, Karen Ingala Smith, Glosswitch, Louise Pennington, Philippa Willitts, Ruth Barnes, Verity Flecknell, Helen Jones, Leisa Taylor, Lynne Segal, Kate Smurthwaite, Fran O’Leary, Rosie Wilby, Garry Mulholland, Emma Harris, Louise Miller, Danielle Vitalis, Kat Banyard, Gloria de Piero, Francesca Baglione, Jan Woolf, Louise Irwin, Marie Berry, The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein, Anna Sheahan, Decca Aitkinhead, Susan McCafferty, Gerard Allt, Ewan Cowie, Bobby Baker, Raga Woods, Carly Smallman, Sarah Campbell, Lynne Parker, Lynne Segal, Susan Hemmings, Micheline Lobjois, Gabriela Cala-Lesina, Carman Wright, Ros Harbour, Mike Joslin, Hilary Clayton, Sarah Henderson, Ben at iNDUSTRY, Tom Sheahan, John Sheahan, Josh Cooke, Tabitha Stapeley.
Feminist Times Team
Editor in Chief: Charlotte Raven
Editor: Deborah Coughlin
Deputy Editor: Sarah Graham
Art Director: Lucy Newman
Web Developer: Shoosh Media
Designer: Neni Almeida
Accountant: Brown Mcleod
Reni Eddo-Lodge, Kat Lister & Roz Kaveney
Nimko Ali, Ruth Barnes, Marie Berry, Emma Crowe, Elaine Hake, Emma Harris, Helen Jones, Tania Shew, Jan Woolf
PR Consultants: Dotti Irving & Louise Longson
Web Strategist: Tabitha Stapely
Spring 2013: Founder Members kick start the project.
Summer 2013: Membership opens.
Autumn 2013: First events. Website launches.
Winter 2013: First local teams set up. Members consulted about Campaign.
Xmas 2013: Xmas members’ event.
2014: Monthly events for members in London and, where we have local teams, across the UK. Campaign launched. Magazine for members launched.
2015: Feminist Times begins to be available to the public in shops.
Tom Sheahan, Louise Miller, Emma Harris, Gerard Allt, Mother London, Bob Dixon, Danielle Vitalis, Ed Porter, Daniel Raven, Josh Cooke, Ewan Cowie, Marcia Farquhar, Micheline Lobjois, Susan Hemmings, Kat Banyard, John Healy, Anna Sheahan, Julian Fox, Toby Fox, Alastair Campbell, Fiona Millar, Tim Bewes