"I am a Feminist": Disrutped by Select Individuals

By Daniela Meza

My space, the “I Am a Feminist” group on the site ExperienceProject.com, is not a feminist of color space because of select individuals who inhabit the space in order to disrupt con…

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Election Day Survey

By Daniela Meza

On Election Day, our Online Feminist Spaces class conducted a survey of people asking why or why not they had voted in this year’s election and asked them to write their thoughts on…

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FemTechNet: Wikipedia Editing Notes

*Wikipedia editing parties*

– WikiProject Feminism: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Feminism, which would be a fabulous place to get started – the “wikiprojects” are simply hubs …

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Ethnography: Craigslist Queer Forum

By Leonardo Flores

The queer forum on Craiglist is a public space where users, from all over the world, join in different conversations regarding queer topics. These topics are highly political, se…

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Safe Space

What makes this or any space safe? What does that safety enable and/or prohibit?

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It ain't Duchamp

re: A Feminist Stance

Some of our students had the same idea several years ago. There’s something mysterious and pot…

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Girls' Generation: Getting to Know Them, Sexually

By Hyemin Lee

I believe Soshified is not a feminist of color space. Many members on the site are interested in getting to know more about a girl group that sexualizes themselves mainly targeting th…

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Colby Profs

This photo was sent to me by Lyn Mikel Brown and Erin Fitzsimmons after my talk at Colby.

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How Easy is it to Add a Video?

Follow these steps and your video can be viewed online.

First you need to convert your video to MP4.
The MOV format …

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making connections. making things. making the feminist-Internet

I just blogged at fembot for their section called “Laundry Day” (“short, teachable pieces of feminist media criticism ab…

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Evolution of the Apple

Emailed to me by Lucia Nunez and Molly Serizawa emailed this to me during my class ewith the Scripps Humanities Lect…

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Sound Bite

(shot on a flip cam after my talk at Smith)

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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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