About Me

Welcome feminist-minded individual, misguided Google-searcher, or inevitable Internet troll. My name is Kate Noftsinger, and this is my blog.

As a freelance journalist living in DC, I am in the business of writing about lady business.

I started this project in 2010 and still visit when I need to think out loud. I mean, I'm no Bryan Goldberg, but I've been known to say some pretty profound things about women and their issues.

Occasionally, people agree with me. Important people, like editors. My work has been published by Ms. Magazine and the Women's Media Center. If Gloria Steinem started it, I'm all up in it.

"But why is your blog called Slutty Feminist? I don't get it."

I appreciate your honesty. And let me explain.

At first glance, it's sort of an oxymoron. But those purposeful words are about reclaiming language. The awesome Kathleen Hanna demonstrated this in the 90's by owning the word slut-- on her belly.

But our story doesn't end there. My blog debuted during an era in feminism when activists took back women's sexuality by confronting rape culture and rejecting slut-shaming. Here are a few examples:

In 2004, Tina Fey gives a memorable speech as Ms. Norbury in the movie Mean Girls. She tells her students "You have GOT to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it okay for guys to call you sluts and whores."

In 2008, Jessica Valenti releases her second book titled, He's a Stud, She's a Slut and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know.

In 2011, Toronto police officer Michael Sanguinetti. inspires the international Slut Walk protests when he suggests college women can prevent sexual assault if they avoid "dressing like sluts."  

And in 2013, Emily Linden starts The UnSlut Project, blogging her diary from sixth grade-- when she was known as a middle school slut.

Deep down, no matter how successful I become, even if I'm known simply as "Kate," I will always be Slutty Feminist.

But until then, I'll be here, hoping to get Bustle's attention. Seriously. Bryan Goldberg, if you're reading this, I WANT IN.