• Hannah: Your nuancing of three sorts of Tumblr spaces–a place for women, a place for feminists, a place that is supportive–is quite useful. And Leo’s ethnography and yours are similar in their structural tension […]

  • Leo, This is a powerful study rendered with a great deal of nuance and care. Your operating question, “How do threads become dialogues of attack?” is illustrated and then theorized to help us to understand how […]

  • By Leonardo Flores

    The queer forum on Craiglist is a public space where users, from all over the world, join in different conversations regarding queer topics. These topics are highly political, sexualized, and […]

  • By Hannah Adelstein

    For this ethnography, I chose to research the Thinspiration/Pro-Ana/Pro-Mia community on Tumblr. Thinspiration blogs are meant to inspire women, and some men, to lose weight. Posts come in […]

  • 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 Balsamo and Alex […]

  • By Daniela Meza

    I became a member of the close to two months ago and joined the “I am a feminist” group within it. The Experience Project (EP) is a social networking site intended for […]

  • 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 Wide Web. The […]

  • By Giselle Fierro

    For my ethnographic study, I interviewed Martha, a college sophomore of Chicago, on her thoughts and interests about Cosmopolitan (Cosmo) magazine/website in order to find out whether Cosmo is […]

  • By Cindy Donis

    Having explored the bike community and determining that it wasn’t a safe space for a cyclist like me, a Questioning Latina who occasionally rides her inexpensive bike mainly for […]

  • By Zoey Greco

    Primary Question

    For my ethnographic exploration of Tumblr, I posed the following overarching question to several users of the site: “Do you believe that Tumblr at large is a safe space for […]

  • By Emily Ann Morton

    Omegle is not a safe online space for women of color.  I came to this conclusion based on the first few interactions I had on the site.  What still intrigues me, however, is the variety of […]

  • By Chelsea Durgin

    For my research, I entered the online space of Lauren Conrad. Lauren Conrad’s blog/ fan page,, is a social network that allows not only Lauren to blog inspirations but for the […]

  • By Charlotte Pradié

    I commented on the profile of Haley Lynn on because I noticed that she is an active user of the site, and seemed to be very chatty. I introduced myself (21 year old […]

  • ThumbnailBy Gina Magnuson

    The primary question I sought to answer was “How does ACParadise facilitate the ideal cosplay experience?” My method was primarily interview-based, relying on a series of questions sent to […]

  • By Hyemin Lee

    For this project, I wanted to evaluate whether a cyberspace for Girls’ Generation fans, Soshified, can be a feminist of color space or not. Girls’ Generation is considered a leader of Korean […]

    • Okay, high sexualised? I’m sorry, what about Girls Generation has been high sexualised?

      I could argue that their lyrics are often meant to be cutesy and “when will I find my boy” and stuff like that. But they sing about boys to the same extent that men sing about girls. SNSD also happen to sing about their families (Dear Mom, Indestructible, Flyers), each other (Forever, Girls) and sometimes even the god damn economy (Ha ha ha). They frequently feature in dramas and CFs as women of substance, be it detectives, celebrities, CEOs, journalists. They have concepts that range from your typical girl next door types (2007-2010, disregarding Genie, Hoot and RDR which discounts basically half of their comeback stages) to powerful women (The Boyes), to trendy (IGAB) to power again (Mr Mr).

      Not to mention their most popular Japanese single, Papparazzi, mentioned men only in passing, and was about living life as a highly sort after icon.

      This article is full of blatant misrepresentations of an otherwise very empowered girl group. All the members have attended university, with the most recent graduate being Seohyun, the youngest. They all have extreme talent and diverse abilities outside of idoldom (save for perhaps Hyoyeon, who is a dancing machine and makes for an incredible on screen personality).

      Clearly, whoever wrote this article doing so with an agenda they set out to prove. No, female representation in KPOP in NOT perfect, and yes, gender equality in South Korea is FAR from ideal.

      But you know what’s not going to get you anywhere in delving into this topic? Literally stripping down a group of talented, diverse, intelligent idols that are on top of the Korean music industry, and reduce them to sex objects for male pleasure so that you can shoe horn whatever opinions you see are relevant in regards to your feelings towards them.

  • ThumbnailBy Chelsea Durgin

    About thirty minutes ago, I was sitting in Benson Auditorium with independent filmmaker Pratibha Parmar, watching clips from her new
    film Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. This blog post is […]

  • ThumbnailBy Alejandra Risthon
    ‘Twas Halloween and the ghosts were out,
    And everywhere they’d go, they shout,
    And though I covered my eyes I knew,
    They’d go away.
    But fear’s the only thing I saw,
    And three days later […]

  • 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 by creating […]

  • ThumbnailBy Emily Ann Morton

    I voted today because I wanted to exercise my right as an American to vote.  Yesterday our class made interactive posters for people to write why or why not they are voting in this […]

  • By Gina Magnuson

    On November 5th, the vast majority of the class came together in an attempt to gauge public opinion about the coming election. We initially began with two posters: one read “Why I am Voting” […]

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