Petri's World Episode #1: Concept

YouTube video emailed to me by Nicola Rowlands after UCLA talk.

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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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Stricken Shy

“A video I made of some of the people in the class, as Liena said, stricken shy.”

emailed to me by Laura Wexler d…

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Feminists on the Road

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

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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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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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FemTechNet Meeting Timeline

April 14, 2012

First FemTechNet meeting (USC campus, CA): initial planning session


April 27, 2012

Virtual Googledoc Meeting:  finalizing 8-10 key terms


May 25, 2012

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Reflecting on Reflections

My 2012 Online Feminist Spaces students have been immersing themselves in their diverse sites, and have just recently drawn their first conclusions about the nature of their unique places and experien…

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These are the Rules and Regulations

Please note, there is one important parameter for each of these conditions: while each must be present for a site to cre…

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Where is the feminism in this (Cosmo)?

By Giselle Fierro

Throughout the last couple of weeks, I have been exploring the online space of Cosmopolitan UK in order to figure out whether it is a feminist/anti-racist space. I have done this …

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But I Like Kittens

Video emailed to me during UCLA talk from Nicola Rowlands

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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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