These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
Update: Feministing shut down in 2020, but their content remains online as an archive.
- Overall, we rate Feministing as left biased based on story selection and for support of issues that are supported by the left. They are also factually Mixed in reporting due to one Pants of Fire claim.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Feministing is a feminist blog founded in 2004 by Jessica Valenti and Vanessa Valenti. The mission of Feministing is to “make feminism more accessible to young women through giving an Internet presence for young feminists.” Feministing covers topics ranging from outrage on measures to restrict reproductive rights or pay equity to irreverent or bemused coverage of pop culture and art.
Funded by / Ownership
Feministing is fiscally sponsored by the Center for Sex & Culture, online advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Feministing has a strong left wing bias in reporting as most articles favor the political left and criticize conservative policies. There is strong use of loaded words in headlines such as this: WHY JOE ARPAIO DESERVES TO BURN IN HELL (A LAUNDRY LIST). Interestingly, this same article is impeccably sourced to credible media sources and is 100% evidence based. So, while the headline may be sensational the content of this particular article is factual. However, Feministing also has a Pants on Fire claim from Politifact.
Overall, we rate Feministing as left biased based on story selection and for support of issues that are supported by the left. They are also factually Mixed in reporting due to one Pants of Fire claim. (D. Van Zandt 9/4/2017) Updated (12/10/2018)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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