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American Cosplay Paradise: Supportive and Comunity-Based

By Gina Magnuson

American Cosplay Paradise is a feminist, of-color space. This space is supportive and community-based, centering on a positive and creative activity. It incorporates women of many …

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Feminist Kitteh

We heard about feminists and kittens and this is what we found on the Internet.

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Emailed to me by Sarah Morcos …

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Taken Down

This video was shot on a flipcam by Lena Vayzman during my talk at Yale.

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IVAW.org Providing a Safe Space for Women and People of all Colors Online

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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Blog/Book Theory: On/By Jodi Dean

“An object whose form installs delays in sampling and syndication and whose content demands postponed gratification, the…

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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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But I Like Kittens

Video emailed to me during UCLA talk from Nicola Rowlands

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fem kitty 2

The lint to his YouTube video was emailed to me by Travis Geiger during my talk at UCLA’s Grad Colloquium on Cinema …

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Not Our Feminism

As women of color, your feminism is not our feminism. Before we can make this space safe for us as women, we must ma…

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“Take it or leave it”: LittleMonsters.com, Selfies, and the Body Revolution

By Charlotte Pradié

LittleMonsters.com is not a feminist of color site. The site perpetuates the valuing of whiteness and thinness of bodies. There is an absence of non-white race on the site. Ther…

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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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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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