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Louise Pennington is a feminist writer and activist. She blogs at My Elegant Gathering of White Snows and for the Huffington Post (UK). She has published articles in JumpMag, Feminist TimesNew Internationalist and Feminist & Women’s Studies Association (UK) on male violence, cultural femicide, celebrity culture, radical feminism and women’s history. Louise has contributed chapters to two books on women’s gendered experiences of the Holocaust:

(Re)-Interpreting Stories of Sexual Violence: The Multiple Testimonies of Lucille Eichengreen in Esther Hertzog’s Life, Death and Sacrifice: Women and Family in the Holocaust (2008)

Schillinger and the Dancer: Representing Agency and Sexual Violence in Holocaust Testimonies in Sonja M. Hedgepeth & Rochelle Saidel’s Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women During the Holocaust (2010)

She has also given numerous papers at academic conferences on women and the Holocaust, online misogyny and radical feminism.

Louise is currently the media analyst for the campaign Everyday Victim Blaming, which challenges victim blaming and inappropriate media coverage of male violence against women and girls. She has recently founded A Room of Our Own: A Feminist Network which aims to combat cultural femicide by archiving and sharing the work of women who self-define as feminists and womanists. A Room of Our Own collects blogs, Tumblr, YouTube channels art, music, photography and any other medium in which women express themselves.

Blogs:

My Elegant Gathering of White Snows

A Room of our Own: A Feminist/ Womanist Network

Twitter: @LK_Pennington

@Roomofourown

@EVB_Now

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