Everyday Feminism has launched an emergency fundraiser to save itself from going under, due to financial difficulties that the website is facing. The website, which describes itself as an “Independent Feminist media” says it may have to shut down operations by the end of May, unless it is able to raise enough funds to cover its losses.
In the brink of a total shutdown, the website has launched “Project #SaveEF”, so its readers can donate money to finance them:
You shouldn’t have to live in a world without independent feminist media.
But across the board, independent media is in trouble, y’all – and now that trouble has hit us at Everyday Feminism.
We’re on the brink of becoming yet another independent media publication that has to shut down – and that possibility is unsettling as hell.
……. We’re facing scary financial trouble that’s threatening to put a halt to our work – maybe even as soon as the end of May.
We’ve realized that we’re just not going to be able to continue without some support from our community.
We’re not the only site struggling like this, and there’s a reason for that. It’s quite a challenge, to say the least, to create independent, intersectional feminist media in a financially sustainable way, especially in a world that doesn’t value what we do.
We’re calling this our Emergency May Booster Fund, because we can’t continue through this month of May without more time to regain our financial stability.
With your donations, you’ll also be buying us time to re-envision how Everyday Feminism can support social justice work in our current political climate in financially sustainable ways.
Whether it’s $50 or $5, you can give whatever you can, and we mean that – every dollar counts.
Every dollar shows that our community is committed to this fight for personal and social liberation.
Hmm. It seems like articles titled “3 Reasons why Logic” is irrational” and “6 Ways I Was Taught to Be a Good Fatty (And Why I Stopped)” aren’t as famous as previously thought. If Everyday Feminism actually goes down, I’m going to consider it a early Christmas; lets call it Gawker 2.0. Even if they somehow manage to raise the needed funds, they’ll spend it all and be right back where started in a few month time. Shutting down is almost inevitable for them at this point, they can only prolong it.
Everyday Feminism has been having a pretty bad year, with their viewership down to an almost all time low. Majority of the readers and page-views the website gets are from right wingers and anti-feminists who keep sharing their content to criticize it and showcase how out of touch they are with reality. But now, Everyday Feminism is losing that edge; nobody cares what they have to say anymore. There’s only so much stupidity you can consume before getting desensitized.
Everyone now seems to understand that Everyday Feminism is unintentional satire, and not to be taken seriously. You can do your part in sending this website to the garbage where it belongs, by no longer sharing its content anywhere. Everyday Feminism will not make it to 2018 – I’m calling it. In a perfect universe, nobody would donate any money to this fundraiser in the first, and we could end it all right now. Sadly, there’s no shortage of idiots willing to throw money away in the world.