RivetingFem It Up! is a feminist blog that analyzes gender, media, pop culture and women’s rights one issue at a time. This blog is also a call-to-action for women and men and its message is a simple one: it’s time to step up our efforts to enact gender equality worldwide. And you can only step it up by femming it up.

So gals and guys, let’s get our feminist on!

About the founder:

This blog is run by Christina Paschyn, a feminist, university instructor and freelance journalist. Originally from Parma, Ohio, she now reports from Doha, Qatar. She covers women’s issues in the United States, Middle East, Britain, Eastern Europe and beyond. Her work has been published by The New York Times, Women’s eNews, Chime For Change, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and TIME.com and has appeared on CNN, Euronews, E News in Johannesburg and WEWS News Channel 5 in Cleveland

You can view her reportage at http://christinapaschyn.com/

Christina holds a bachelor and master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She also earned a master’s in Middle East studies from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev while on a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to Israel and Palestine. In 2013, for her own edification, Christina took several gender studies courses online through Ohio University; she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in gender studies and communication in the near future. In May that year, she also completed a Thomson Reuters Foundation training course, “Reporting on Women’s Issues.”