A new generation of women and men, those born between the years of 1965 and 1982, are redefining what it means to be a feminist in our society. While some view them simply as part of Generation X, they see themselves as part of a burgeoning feminist movement called third wave feminism.
Third wave feminists are active in a variety of social issues. However, increasingly the topic of women's sexual lives and choices has become a signature of third wave feminism. Drawing from the lessons of their feminist foremothers, and redefining it on their own generational terms, third wave feminists are exploring the many facets of women's sexuality.
Sexing the Political: A Journal of Third Wave Feminists on Sexuality is an on-line journal for third wave feminists to theorize, satirize, politicize and organize about issues related to sexuality. It is intended to serve as a forum for the creative and radical political expression of third wave feminists from diverse cultural, sexual, and economic perspectives.
New issues of Sexing the Political are uploaded whenever the zine's editor, a busy writer and mother, has the time to do it.
Krista Jacob, MS, is editor-in-chief and founder of Sexing the Political: A journal of third wave feminists on sexuality. She has a long history of involvement in women’s issues, including domestic violence, sexual assault, reproductive freedom, and women’s health and sexuality. She presents at state and national conferences on issues related to violence against women, third wave feminism, motherhood, images of women in the media, abortion, and adolescent women's issues. At present, she is a writer and lecturer.
Ms. Jacob’s written work has appeared in Just Sex: Students Rewrite the Rules on Sex, Violence, Activism, and Equality, (Rowman & Littlefield), The Minnesota Women's Press, and numerous feminist journals. She is the editor of Our Choices, Our Lives: Unapologetic Writings on Abortion.
Recently, Ms. Jacob was given the Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Alumni from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
If you would like to inquire about bringing Ms. Jacob to speak in your community or to set up an interview, please contactsexingthepolitical.
call for contributions
Sexing the Political features the writings and visual work of third wave feminists. Pieces explore a variety of topics such as: third wave activism, race and class issues, queer identity, the feminism of everyday life, pregnancy and motherhood, and so on. All topics are examined within the context of women's sexuality.
We are seeking contributions in the form of editorials, short essays (fiction and nonfiction), book and music reviews, artwork, and photographs from third wave feminists.
Submissions are due as soon as you write them and should be sent as e-mail attachments. The sooner you write them the sooner they can be published. Written work should not exceed 700 words, however, occasionally exceptions will be made. We'll notify you by e-mail if your contribution is selected for publication. The small, volunteer staff at STP will make every effort to respond to all inquiries and submissions, however, due to time and staffing constraints this is not always possible. Most likely, no news is bad news.
With the exception of the Baby Boomer column, contributors must be 20- or 30-something feminists.
We are interested in your thoughts on any of these topics as well as any other topics related to third wave feminism and sexuality that you may be thinking about.
Gay/les/bi/trans (Queer) issues
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Same Sex Marriage
Racism and Sexuality
Violence Against Women and Sexual Exploitation
Erotica and Pornography
Female Sexual Pleasure
Sexuality and Popular Culture
Reclaiming Women's Bodies and Sexuality
Class Issues and Sexuality disAbility and Sexuality
Spirituality and Sexuality
Sexual Coming of Age
Female Sexual Rites of Passage
Body Image and Body Awareness
Monogamy & Polyamory
Adolescent Women's Sexuality
Cultural Issues and Sexuality
Sexuality and Pop Culture