Do you flip to the cartoons or sports right away? Get your current events at the water cooler?
To some, ain't nothing like sitting down and spreading out a big old broadsheet, taking it in, chewing it up, and seeing what questions you're left with. But er, even when I do partake of this joy, it takes me so long to give the paper a good read that I just couldn't possibly do it all the time.
The idea here is twofold:
A) share news stories that we should be aware of as feminists.
B) look at big current events - even if they aren't obviously 'women's issues' - and mine them for their impact on women.
We don't want anyone here to have egg on their faces if someone asks what one, as a feminist, thinks of the Pussy Riot saga, do we? (What?? It's just an example.) Friends don't let friends be cluelessly out of touch.
Let's hang out, fill each other in on the important stuff coming out of the Fourth Estate, and hash out what it might mean for feminists.