A note from our founder:
Welcome to 4W!
4W exists to give a platform to today’s feminists who are boldly stepping outside of the mainstream narrative to unapologetically bring you stories about the issues affecting women today.
I created this platform in 2019, after I was fired from my job as a Software Engineer in Philly for writing an article criticizing the rise of “non-binary” identities through a feminist lens (you can read that article here). Shortly thereafter, I was banned from the popular blogging platform Medium — one of the few places online where emerging writers can make decent money.
I realized that women needed a place where they could not only speak freely about issues like gender identity and male violence, but where they could also be compensated for their work.
Today, 4W is home to over 50 female writers representing every corner of the Earth. We are one of the only subversive publications that actually pay our writers, creating opportunities for women who are otherwise cancelled, deplatformed, and censored.
4W is completely free, and always will be. We have no paywall, no ads, and don’t sell your data. Instead, we are funded entirely out thanks to our generous monthly donors on Patreon who make this work possible.
If you value the stories, news, and ideas that 4W puts out into the world and the work of our writers, please consider becoming a patron for as little as $5/month.
M. K. Fain
4W Founder Editor in Chief
M. K. is a feminist writer, activist, and engineer. She is the co-founder of Spinster.xyz, a feminist social media platform, and has worked with various women's organizations for over a decade. She loves plants, animals, and space travel.
Learn more on her website: https://marykatefain.com
Since 2015, Dana Vitalosova edited an online feminist magazine in Slovakia - publishing new authors, writing articles, translating from English, as well as campaigning against sexism in the Slovak media. After being "cancelled" in 2019, she started focusing more on English-speaking audiences. She has been with 4W since 2020.
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