Scripps' Doors and Walls

Sent to me by Laurel Schwartz during my class session at Scripps’ Humanities Center colloquium.


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Like the epic

@alexandrajuhasz Access begs literacy Literacy initiates production Like the epic, the #mantrafesto begins in media res feministonlinespaces.com/2011/10/mantra…

tweeted to me by @digitaldante durin…

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How do we show what we mean?

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Bodies in Classrooms: Part I (DML Central)

On DML Central, my friend and colleague, Liz Losh, interviews me (and my collaborator, Anne Balsamo, for Part II), about our MDCLE:

“Next year, over a hundred feminist scholars are slated to teach …

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Feminism vs. Female Friendly

By Chelsea Durgin

Lauren Conrad’s website is not a feminist of color space due to the lack of feminist and diverse talk within the site. I doubt that these ideas and discussions would be shunned bu…

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Fluency and Sophistication


Expression of difficulty of expression in short time. Pretty easy to do but colored by a sense of urgency …

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Celia Vara sent me this note and these pictures after my talk at Sussex.

These are some from a performance called “Br…

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Why So Self-Reflexive?

emailed to me during my talk at Re:Humanities

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Stereotypes of Feminists

This message was handed to me by Hyemii Lee and Travis Athogies during the first day of Online Feminist Spaces at Pi…

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How to read a book on the internet

A video made during my talk at Occidental College.

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Narrow Bodies: An investigation of the Tumblr “Thinspiration” Community

By Hannah Adelstein

For this ethnography, I chose to research the Thinspiration/Pro-Ana/Pro-Mia community on Tumblr. Thinspiration blogs are meant to inspire women, and some men, to lose weight. Po…

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What are the languages we are comfortable speaking in?

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One Feminist Online Media Mantrafesto*

By Alex on October 14, 2011

Access begs literacy
Literacy initiates production
Mass production fosters popularity.

Popularity produces virality
Virality forecloses context, shared interests and vocabulary, and local community
Community is built upon safety.

Safety fosters the sharing of voice and responsibility
Shared responsibility is necessary for democracy
Democracy protects vulnerability.

Vulnerability forecloses visibility
Visibility demands a safe space
Safe spaces need rules and hierarchies.

Rules and hierarchies require transparency and process
Process is built upon equal voices
All voices want a body.

A body needs to be visible
Visibility allows for warranting
Warranting insures civility and positionality.

Positionality fosters political community
Political communities demand spaces, both virtual and real
Spaces demand access

-Alexandra Juhasz
feel free to comment, nuance or add your own mantra

  • “Mantrafesto” suggested by Thomas Burkdall

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