For this issue, we decided to do something different. Rather than have articles and artwork revolve around a specific theme, we opened this issue for any submission relating to gender, sexuality, and feminism, whether that be through a political or personal perspective. This open issue presents a diverse range of articles that tackle important issues such as political unity, female monuments, gender fluidity, reproductive justice, and more.
From international voices from the Netherlands, India, and America, this issue is a special compilation of feminist discussions. It reveals deeply personal thoughts and opinions, and comments on gendered conflicts occurring in Palestine and other countries around the world. Welcoming both liberal and conservative opinions from both sides of the aisle, we hear from those who dislike the feminist movement’s agenda and others who feel as if the feminist movement has been unfairly characterized.
The phrase “what a time to be alive” perfectly describes today’s day in age. Inflammatory words are being thrown out from people with all sorts of ideologies, and it’s becoming difficult to keep track of what exactly is going on in our country, and even more so in the world. For such rapidly changing times, the only way for girls to continue to remain an influential part in society is to constantly engage in discussion. Through GirlTalk Magazine, we hope to provide a feminist forum for people to try to piece together the words and events circulated around the world daily.