Soraya Chemaly

Feminist media critic and activist

Soraya Chemaly
Soraya Chemaly is a feminist media critic and activist whose work focuses on the role of gender in politics, religion and popular culture. Her writing appears in Salon, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, Ms. Magazine and CNN, as well as feminist-focused RHRealityCheck, Fem2.0, Role Reboot and The Feminist Wire. Ms. Chemaly is a frequent radio, television and online commentator and speaks regularly on the topic of sexualized violence and free speech. Last year, she was one of the primary organizers of a successful social media campaign demanding that Facebook recognize misogynistic content as hate speech. Ms. Chemaly, who sits on the board of the Women's Media Center, was the recipient of the 2013 Secular Woman Activist of the Year Award, as well as this year’s Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy. She returned to feminist activism after a professional career in strategic planning in the media and technology fields. You can find her at @schemaly on twitter and on tumblr, where she shares ideas and her work.


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