Support the Big Feminist BUT
I don’t talk about Kickstarters and similar requests for funding unless I personally am willing to support the project by donating — so here’s my latest choice: The Big Feminist BUT.
It’s an anthology of comic stories edited by Shannon O’Leary and Joan Reilly “about women, men, and feminism! It’s about the state of equality between the sexes today.” The title comes from the way so many people feel they need to say “I’m not a feminist, but…” since “feminism” is a dirty word (although a valuable concept). However, based on the previews below, the book isn’t about politics in the way the description might make you think. It’s about relationships and choices and struggling to live up to the dreams we’ve had and those we’re taught to have.
Contributors include Gabrielle Bell, Jeffrey Brown, Shaenon Garrity, Justin Hall, Josh Neufeld, Vanessa Davis, Lauren Weinstein, Abby Denson, Suzanne Kleid, MK Reed, Dylan Williams, and many more. (Contributors are being paid for their work, as should be.) If you’d like to see some samples, three stories have been posted in full online:
- Corinne Mucha’s “Spinster”
- Barry Deutsch’s “How to Make a Man Out of Tin Foil”
- Lauren Weinstein’s “If This Is All You Get”
They’re well done, insightful, and thought-provoking. There are some additional samples at the book’s tumblr. Looks like it’s going to be some great reading by a slew of talented folks.
They’ve already surpassed their goal of just under $14,000, so at this point, all you’re doing is preording a book for its February release, but there are some nifty art bonuses available. You have just under three days to get it, so don’t delay. There’s even a Christmas card option.