The Main Question

What makes a, this, any space feminist?

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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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Feminist Buttons

While looking for feminist images to add to the site, I found this website: www.uic.edu/orgs/cwluherstory

Political buttons were a cheap and easy way for people to make their feelings known about c…

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Infinite Performance in Life

This link to a vimeo page was emailed to me by Celia Vara with the message: “hopeness and the way to watch with a “violet” view: infinite performance in life.” After my talk at University of Sussex sh…

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IVAW Seeks Communality in a Hierarchical Culture

By Alejandra Rishton

IVAW.org is a site for members and supporters of Iraq Veterans Against the War. There is a closed component of the site for members, veterans of any U.S. military branch after …

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What is a Cyberfeminist?

This jpeg was sent on behalf JV after my talk at the University of Sussex. She emailed to me after my talk at University…

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Art as a Door to Communication

by Hyemin Lee

I attended a talk, “Art, Science and Technology: Between the Studio and the Lab,” by Steven Kurtz, a professor of Visual Studies at the State University of New York, Buffalo on Decemb…

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My Own Way is the Best

Emailed to be during my talk at Re:Humanities by Laura McGrane.

She emailed me to clarify: “the quotation with th…

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IVAW: Providing a Safe Space for Women and People of All Colors

By Alejandra Rishton

When viewing the IVAW.org community through a feminist and anti-racist lens, one will find a positive and equal environment for people off all genders and colors. The content o…

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Militant/Feminist … Research

I spent last weekend attending two conference-like events, Invisible Crisis at NYU and the Fembot Unconference at University of Oregon. The fact of the University affiliation (and support) of these no…

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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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