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Pre-Election Day mini-Action and Election Day Reaction

By Alejandra Risthon
‘Twas Halloween and the ghosts were out,
And everywhere they’d go, they shout,
And though I cove…

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But I Like Kittens Remix

This is a grrrltronica remix of the “But I Like Kittens” video from UCLA. Featuring: Hannah Arendt, philosopher, kit…

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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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Colby Profs

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

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Process.

What are the norms by which we regulate ourselves?

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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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Radical Art/Cyberfeminist Search

This screen-grab was emailed to me by Beth Granter after my talk at University of Sussex, England. She was answering the…

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Moving Forest/AKA the Castle, 2012 London - July 4 live performance

Moving Forest presented by AKA the castle

2012 London

http://www.movingforest.net

 

A twelve day prelude moving across the city; a twelve-hour sound art opera of betrayal and rebellio…

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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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Safe Spaces

Emailed to me by Cassi and Charlotte on the first day of Online Feminist Spaces, Pitzer College, Fall 2012.

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Launch: Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology

The Fembot Collective is delighted to announce the launch of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology! The inaugural issue, “Conversations Across the Field,” features articles by: Anne Bals…

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Ethnography of ‘The Voice’ Online

By Cassidy
The Scripps Voice online publication provides a small but uniquely safe platform for a discussion of race and feminist issues than is typically experienced in the vast and unruly World W…

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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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