Safe and Unsafe Subspaces: Tumblr

By Zoey Greco

Tumblr is neither a space nor not a space for feminists of color. Rather, it is a microcosm that reflects the attitudes of its diverse users. Some spaces are specifically pro-feminism…

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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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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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Too Many Things

This screen shot was emailed to me by Miriam Posner during my talk at UCLA’s Graduate Colloquium in Cinema and Media…

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And what do we mean by 'radical'?

Lizzie Thynne asked: “And what do we mean by ‘radical’?

radical, adj. and n.
a. Of, belonging to, or from a root or roots; fundamental to or inherent in the natural processes of life, vital; spec….

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Fixity and books

A video made during my talk at Occidental College.

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An Unconference on Feminist Multimodal Publishing and Collaboration

By Chelsea B.

Portland, Oregon; White Stag Building: Papé Forum
Saturday & Sunday, 9-5 pm; 9-10 February 2013

Slightly over a year after Fembot launched its first feature, Laundry Day, memb…

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It ain't Duchamp

re: A Feminist Stance

Some of our students had the same idea several years ago. There’s something mysterious and pot…

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Note from the floor

Hand written query from Rutgers participant

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Just Be


Google image says this is what a feminist space is… I guess I agree. But why does it have to be a place …

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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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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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