Introducing: 4th Wave Feminism

A new publication for the next generation of feminist writers.

M. K. Fain
Sep 25 · 2 min read

About 4th Wave Feminism

4th Wave Feminism (4W) is a publication that is here to give a platform to today’s feminists who are stepping outside of the mainstream.

We are not afraid to challenge the status quo, including the male-centered “feminist” narrative of the third wave.

We focus primarily on gender, sexuality, and male violence, but are open to pieces covering a range of feminist topics from female writers and journalists.

We take a radical feminist lens, which means we do not support:

  • The buying and selling of women and girls, our bodies, or our objectification for male pleasure
  • The glorification of violent male sexuality, even if done “consensually”
  • The idea that “woman” is defined by sex stereotypes or feelings — a woman is an adult human female
  • The use of slurs like “queer” or “cis” to describe women, especially lesbians

You may want to take a look through some of our articles to be sure that you align with our politics before submitting.

Submitting to 4W

If you would like to be added as a writer to 4W, please email M. K. at: mk@marykatefain.com with your Medium username, and a couple of sample pieces you feel would fit our topics.

All pieces should be thoroughly edited and proof-read and edited prior to submitting. Be sure to cite your sources as well as any media you use.

If your piece is a good fit but needs some editing work, we may require changes prior to publishing.

We only accept submissions from female writers, and pseudonyms for authors will only be accepted in rare circumstances.

Once you are added as writer, please submit your unpublished drafts. Follow these instructions if you’ve never done that before:

Supporting 4W

You can support us by donating to the Editor, M. K. Fain, on Patreon! Every little bit helps, and all patrons get access to posts through the friend-link to avoid the Medium pay wall.

You can also follow us on Twitter or Spinster.

About the editor

M. K. is a feminist writer, activist, and engineer. She is the co-founder of Spinster.xyz, a feminist social media platform, and a volunteer with the Women’s Human Rights Campaign.

Learn more on her website: https://marykatefain.com/

4th Wave Feminism

A publication for the next generation of feminists.

M. K. Fain

Written by

M. K. is a feminist writer with a background in activism & psychology. Recovering Software Engineer. NASA Social Reporter. marykatefain.com | patreon.com/mkfain

4th Wave Feminism

A publication for the next generation of feminists.

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