A group of SM East students are trying to raise funds to launch a new publication that will serve what they view as an unfilled niche at the school: A look at the SM East community and current culture from a feminist perspective.
Senior Ada Throckmorton (she of perfect SAT fame) says the group of about 15 students — both male and female — wants to release a print issue of the concept by May. It will be called “HarbingHer,” a play on the name of the school’s newspaper, The Harbinger, but Throckmorton stresses it will have no official ties to the school. She says it will “present a wide array of material from features on local women to opinion pieces on Disney’s new princess archetype.”
“Going into the second semester of our senior year, we were feeling pretty fed up by the amount of casual criticisms to women or feminism in the media,” Throckmorton said. “Almost as much for the personal discovery as the hope for public awareness, seniors Ilana Duby and James Fink gathered a group together in early February to discuss plans to start our own counter-media movement in the community.”
The group wants to put at least one issue out in print, but may look to publish future content online only.
The campaign to crowdfund the project runs through April 5. As of Friday, the group had raised $508 of its $775 goal. You can find their crowdfunding page here.