Kakak Killjoy, Malaysian feminist webzine

Something happened last week which I hope will become a beginning of greater things: I started Kakak Killjoy (Sister Killjoy), a feminist webzine together with a number of Malaysian feminist writers. The project I hope will foster a sense of online community for critical and transgressive Malaysian women. Blogging can become a hazardous pastime for women when they are silenced and intimidated by online bullying and misogynistic trolling, particularly when ‘hot’ and contentious issues like gender equality and privilege arise. The problem of bullying becomes even more acute when women writers are ‘pit against’ predominantly vocal male commentors, even in what appears to be a progressive online millieu. There are multiple other reasons why there should be a Malaysian feminist webzine, but I’ll save them for another day.

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