This year a few of us feministas are looking to storm the stage at the awards ceremony. And here's our strategy:
1) Vote up feminist tweeters in official categories such as:
If they are listed in more than one category, I think you can figure out which is "best" for them or which category they would most likely win. So go! go! go!
The official rules state: You can vote in any of the Official Categories or make up a category of your own. If a new category becomes popular, it might be turned into an Official Category with an award presented at the ceremony in March. And that's what we're doing....we're starting a feminism category.
2) Nominate your favorite feminist tweeter!
Yes, I'm nominated and as of the this writing in the lead. But this isn't about me. It's about getting all our fabu feminist work recognized. So nominate a person, a feminist blog, a feminist organization...Just nominate!
I nominate @TwitterUser for a Shorty Award in #feminism because...
3) There is an act.ly petition asking the Shortys to make feminism an official category.
As you can see from the snippet of the rules, even if feminism gets a zillion nominations, it's up to the Shorty peeps to decide if they want to award it too.
Petition @shortyawards to add #feminism as main category. Or will Shorty Awards be just like Oscars with no #women? http://act.ly/1lf
There are also some great feminists who started up their own category, so why not vote them up too?
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