Louise Pennington is a feminist writer and activist who works as the development officer for the campaign and training organisation Ending Victimisation and Blame, which won the 2014 Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize for work in the field of violence against women and girls. She blogs at My Elegant Gathering of White Snows and the Huffington Post (UK) and has published articles in JumpMag, Feminist Times, New Internationalist and Feminist & Women’s Studies Association (UK) on male violence, cultural femicide, celebrity culture, radical feminism and women’s history. Her article “The Best Rape Prevention: Tell Men to Stop Raping” was short-listed for the prestigious Writing to End Violence Against Women award for 2014.Louise has contributed chapters to two books on women’s gendered experiences of the Holocaust:
(Re)-Interpreting Stories of Sexual Violence: The Multiple Testimonies of Lucille Eichengreen in Esther Hertzog’s Life, Death and Sacrifice: Women and Family in the Holocaust (2008)
Schillinger and the Dancer: Representing Agency and Sexual Violence in Holocaust Testimonies in Sonja M. Hedgepeth & Rochelle Saidel’s Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women During the Holocaust (2010)
She has also given numerous papers at academic conferences on women and the Holocaust, online misogyny and radical feminism.
She has recently founded A Room of Our Own: A Feminist Network which aims to combat cultural femicide by archiving and sharing the work of women who self-define as feminists and womanists. A Room of Our Own collects blogs, Tumblr, YouTube channels art, music, photography and any other medium in which women express themselves.