Feminst Cosmos

This photo was sent to me by Jessica Villella after my talk at Colby.

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Radical digital analog

This drawing was sent to me by Sally Jane Norman after my talk at University of Sussex answering the Queer and Feminist …

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What are the norms by which we regulate ourselves?

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A finger

emailed to me by Marsha Schnirring during my talk at Occidental College.

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Learning and Social Media: Catherine Greenhow

Bu HannahAdelstein

The United States is the world’s biggest consumer of Facebook, citing over 155 million active users.  Though the United States is ranked at number one for Facebook use, the socia…

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Great Satire

Emma Lewis wrote: “Modelling “distributed, non-authoritarian” internet culture by DEMANDING that other people create content for YOUR platform?

Great satire on corporate ownership … I have to hop…

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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 and Beauty: Little Connection

By Chelsea Durgin

For my research, I entered the online space of Lauren Conrad. Lauren Conrad’s blog/ fan page, Laurenconrad.com, is a social network that allows not only Lauren to blog inspiration…

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Welcome: July 2012

In the past few weeks a number of people have joined this space. It would be so lovely to hear a bit from you all: an introduction. Also an invitation: the idea is that you can author and enter things…

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The Rules and Regulations

clearly stated, and principled.
warranted users with a visible connection to their lived bodies: anonymity breeds…

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Is there Silence? by Amy Hauber

Responding to Wendy Hsu’s video response, I made an image this image (much less moving and vulnerable) to ask the qu…

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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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