December 12, 2014
Lindy West applies her insightful, snarky brand of comedy to feminist issues in her contributions to the books How to Be a Person and The Book of Jezebel, at the Seattle alternative paper The Stranger, and until just recently, as a staff writer at the feminist blog Jezebel. Her articles cover topics from film criticism to fat body positivity to anti-rape activism to pop culture news. Access her Jezebel articles here.
She left Jezebel to focus on other projects such as writing a new book of humorous essays and founding the blog I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, whose message to girls and young women surviving abuse, sexual harassment, and rape is:
“…your body is YOURS, that consent is not a gray area, that it doesn’t matter what you were wearing, that fitting in isn’t as important as it seems (though caving to peer pressure isn’t the end of the world either), that you have the right to set and defend your own boundaries, that you have the right to have fun, that some things get better and other things, honestly, kind of don’t.”
In honor of her simultaneously brave and witty work monitoring the outrages of American public culture, West received the Women’s Media Center Social Media Award in 2013.