Kickstart THIS! The Big Feminist BUT, edited by Shannon O’Leary and Joan Reilly
This project was announced forever ago, and I had almost given it up for dead. Imagine my delight when it was announced it was up on Kickstarter!
Women now regularly run for the highest offices in the land, BUT turn the channel and we’re bombarded with Teen Moms and Real Housewives. Women can have any career they want, BUT they still have to contend with the tick tick tock of their biological clocks when it comes to their love lives. Of course, these days women can also choose not to have children at all, BUT will they really ever be truly fulfilled if they don’t? We know what we’re supposed to do if a guy turns out to be “not that into you,” BUT what if he is? What do we really mean when we start a sentence with the disclaimers, “I’m not a feminist BUT…” or “I am 100% a feminist BUT…”
What do our great big “BUTS…” say about where things stand between the sexes in the 21st Century?
With The Big Feminist BUT, we’ve put together a first rate collection of comics that address a wide spectrum of great big BUTS! We started a conversation - and now we need your help to keep it going.
If you want a bit more of an idea of what you’d be backing, you can see a preview of Corinne Mucha’s contribution, on the subject of “spinsterhood” in a post-feminist world, over on Bitch Magazine.
It’s made by an all-star list of creators—women and men (in many ways I’m more interested in the men’s stories!)—and here are the ladies: Charlie Jane Anders, Gabrielle Bell, Emily Flake, Shaenon Garrity, Hilary Florido, Sarah Oleksyk, Vanessa Davis, Lauren Weinstein, Andrice Arp, Liz Baillie, Abby Denson, Suzanne Kleid, Beth Lisick,Stina Lofgren, Ulli Lust, MariNaomi, MK Reed, Corinne Mucha, Shannon O’Leary, Virginia Paine, Joan Reilly, Kat Roberts, Lisa Ullmann, Angie Wang, Jen Wang, Sari Wilson, and Andi Zeisler