FemTechNet: Terms for Feminist Teaching Online and Off

FemTechNet is a network of hundreds of international scholars and artists who work on or with technology in a variety of fields including STS, Media and Visual Studies, Art, Women’s, Queer and Ethnic …

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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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Fixity and books

A video made during my talk at Occidental College.

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I Voted Today

By Emily Ann Morton

I voted today because I wanted to exercise my right as an American to vote.  Yesterday our class …

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ICA Discussion 2012 (Phoenix,AZ)

Some of the concrete ideas that emerged from our discussions and meeting:

linking to print feminist journals (Camera Obscura, Feminist Media Studies, Women and Language, et al.) as a way of broadl…

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This is what a feminist looks like

These photos were emailed to me by Daniella and Giselle on the first day of Feminist Online Spaces, Fall 2012.

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Feminism Is...

This video was emailed to me by Kylie VanBuren after my talk at Colby.

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Here is the info graphic, hot off the press, for the DOCC 2013, the pedagogy project that FemTechNet is producing for Fa…

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Just Be


Google image says this is what a feminist space is… I guess I agree. But why does it have to be a place …

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Omegle: An Online Ethnography

By Emily Ann Morton

Omegle is not a safe online space for women of color.  I came to this conclusion based on the first few interactions I had on the site.  What still intrigues me, however, is the…

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Occupying the Boys Room

occupy boys room

This video was emailed to me by Laura Sjoberg after my talk at University of Sussex.

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How Feministing.com Started

Jessica Valenti, co-founder and editor of www.Feministing.com, talks about how she started her popular feminist webs…

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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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