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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Learning from Online Feminists

This semester, my Pitzer College students are occupying what Stephanie Saxton calls “in-between spaces”: the kind of website that sits on the line between a feminist orientation and a friendly relatio…

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Overcoming Our Fear of Going Public

This photo was emailed to me by Hilde Stephansen after my talk at University of Sussex, answering the Queer and Feminist…

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Art, Science and Technology: Between the Studio and the Lab by Steven Kurtz

By Cassidy

I can say with confidence that I have never heard a story like the one Steven Kurtz told in his lecture for the Nelson Speaker Series at Harvey Mudd this past Tuesday. Kurtz is an Americ…

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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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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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What if I Don't Know?

Contribution emailed to me during UCLA lecture by Roxy Farhat.

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Context is Politics

The second offering of my Online Feminist Spaces class ended this Monday. As I’ve said before, the Pitzer version of the class found the majority of students studying “in-between spaces” online where …

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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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How do we strive and maintain equal access and accountability?

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Colby Profs

This photo was sent to me by Lyn Mikel Brown and Erin Fitzsimmons after my talk at Colby.

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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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