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Is Barcelona on the verge of a feminist revolution?

Is Barcelona on the verge of a feminist revolution? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ada Colau and the other women involved in the citizen platform Barcelona en Comú are showing how municipal politics can be feminized from the bottom up.
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'Epic Fail': Feminism and Ecological Crises - CounterPunch

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‘Epic Fail’: Feminism and Ecological Crises
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FemHack - Feminism and Hacking Converge in a Montreal Tech Collective | .dpi

FemHack - Feminism and Hacking Converge in a Montreal Tech Collective | .dpi | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the past several years, a movement of feminist and social justice-oriented hackerspaces has made itself visible in different parts of the world, more precisely in Australia, Europe and now on the West Coast of the United States. These spaces rely and are founded on specific feminist principles in order to counter patriarchy and other forms of oppression. This article tells the story of FemHack, the emerging feminist hackerspace in Montreal. A comparatively recent initiative of feminists who enjoy hacking and do-it-yourself activities, the community's main goals are to invite more feminists into the broader hacker movement and to start a discussion about feminist participation within the worldwide hacker culture and politics.

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Deep Lab Book

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Featuring contributions by Addie Wagenknecht, Allison Burtch, Claire L. Evans, Denise Caruso, Harlo Holmes, Ingrid Burrington, Jillian C. York, Jen Lowe, Kate Crawford, Lindsay Howard, Lorrie Faith Cranor & CUPS, Maddy Varner, Maral Pourkazemi, and Runa A. Sandvik.
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Journal of Peer Production seeks papers for issue on Feminism and Hacking - Boing Boing

Journal of Peer Production seeks papers for issue on Feminism and Hacking - Boing Boing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


They want articles and experimental pieces exploring the relationship between hacking and gender, race and orientation.

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I don't understand today's feminists -- because they can't write - Los Angeles Times

I don't understand today's feminists -- because they can't write - Los Angeles Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Not today’s feminists, though, but the feminists of yore -- of what’s called “the Second Wave,” the radical women’s movement of the 1960s and early 1970s. It’s not that I agreed with what those Second Wave feminists advocated: It mostly consisted of throwing away your makeup, ditching your husband, and going to live in an all-women, macrobiotic-diet “collective.”

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Women in politics: a feminist party is not the only way to end gender divide - The Guardian

Women in politics: a feminist party is not the only way to end gender divide - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The coalition made a contribution to political debate over a 10-year period before its graceful exit back into civil society activism.

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Feminism and (Un)Hacking » Journal of Peer Production

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With this special issue of the Journal of Peer Production, we hope to delve more deeply into these critiques to imagine new forms of feminist technical praxis that redefine these practices and/or open up new ones.
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Meet the Bitcoin Mommy Bloggers - National Journal

Meet the Bitcoin Mommy Bloggers - National Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Pua Pyland's website looks like many other women's lifestyle blogs. Pyland, 33, writes about fashion, posts photos of delicious-looking food, and shares parenting tips. But her blog is also very different from its Internet peers in one respect: It's entirely bitcoin-themed.


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Girls Who Code

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Launched in Spring 2012, Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With support from public and private partners, Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.

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The Anonymous problem with feminism - The Guardian

The Anonymous problem with feminism - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

At the same time that the "PayPal14" face felony charges in Californiafor involvement in an Anonymous DDoS campaign in support of WikiLeaks, other Anonymous cells are using their hacktivist energiesagainst feminists who report misogynist harassment on Twitter. Anonymous: a baffling mixture of vital, considered political protest and incomprehensible pubescent wankery.

 
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Labour, life and love: Marxist feminists join the dots - Open Democracy

Labour, life and love: Marxist feminists join the dots - Open Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Last weekend two generations of international feminists met at a conference in Berlin designed to prompt fresh thinking on Marxist feminist theory and inspire the renewal of a socialist feminist movement.

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Feminist writers are so besieged by online abuse that some have begun to retire

Feminist writers are so besieged by online abuse that some have begun to retire | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The emotional costs of continuing are just too steep.
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Introduction by Golan Levin :: Deep Lab Lecture Series

Deep Lab is a collective of cyberfeminist researchers, organized by STUDIO Fellow Addie Wagenknecht to examine how privacy, security, surveillance, and anonymity are problematized in the arts and society. The Deep Lab participants, all women, are an international group of new-media artists, visualization designers, data scientists, software engineers, hackers, journalists and theoreticians, who are engaged in the critical assessment of contemporary digital culture. In the second week of December, these experts will work at the STUDIO on an accelerated pressure project, and deliver four evenings of public presentations: the Deep Lab Lecture Series.
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Feminist Hackerspaces: The Synthesis of Feminist and Hacker Cultures » Journal of Peer Production

Feminist Hackerspaces: The Synthesis of Feminist and Hacker Cultures » Journal of Peer Production | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Between 2013 and 2014 three new hackerspaces popped up in rapid succession along the west coast of the USA. These spaces were significant; they offered, for the first time, a clear vision of how intersectionally-inflected feminist principles might inform a new breed of hackerspaces. New models of hackerspaces seemed capable of narrowing the gap between hacker and feminist cultures.
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Journal of Peer Production (JoPP) Call for Papers for Special Issue on Feminism and (Un)Hacking | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com

Journal of Peer Production (JoPP) Call for Papers for Special Issue on Feminism and (Un)Hacking | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There has been a recent growth in interest in feminist approaches to practices like hacking, tinkering, geeking and making. What started off as an interest in furthering representations of women in the technical fields of computer science and engineering, often along the lines of

liberal feminism, has now grown into social, cultural, and political analyses of gendered modes of social reproduction, expertise, and work, among others.

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Re-Imagining Government By "the People": Woman's Suffrage - Center for Effective Government

Re-Imagining Government By "the People": Woman's Suffrage - Center for Effective Government | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One hundred and sixty-six years ago, 300 women and a few men gathered in the small, upstate New York town of Seneca Falls at the first convention to discuss and advocate for women’s’ rights. At the close of the two-day event, 100 of those gathered signed a “Declaration of Sentiments” that included a resolution supporting women’s right to vote.

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With this special issue of the Journal of Peer Production, we hope to delve more deeply into these critiques to imagine new forms of feminist technical praxis that redefine these practices and/or open up new ones.
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Revolution at Point Zero. Discussing the Commons with Silvia Federici and Tine De Moor | open!

Revolution at Point Zero. Discussing the Commons with Silvia Federici and Tine De Moor | open! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Federici speaks from her experience within the anti-globalisation movement, the teachers’ and students’ movement, and the feminist movement among others. Her essay “Feminism and the Politics of the Common in an Era of Primitive Accumulation”, included in her recently published book, Revolution at Point Zero, has been crucial in defining the commons. In it she paints a loose, working definition of the commons as radical change, not to be considered as things, but rather, as social relations.

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Open Sourcing Feminism: The Challenge of Collective Intelligence in 2014

Open Sourcing Feminism: The Challenge of Collective Intelligence in 2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This post began on a journey with my colleague Ben through Europe and the US in late 2013, talking with other people in the civic-tech and open source world. Our conversations were focused on citizenship, direct democracy, diversity and open technology. In about week three I wrote the following in my journal:

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Wikipedia Meets Feminism - Daily Beast

Wikipedia Meets Feminism - Daily Beast | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Does your favorite female artist or historical figure have a Wikipedia page? Having an article on the world’s largest encyclopedia is a sign of cultural recognition and acknowledgement, but Wikipedia has left women out of accounts of major historical movements and art periodization.


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Jocemithe Ventose's curator insight, December 10, 2014 2:14 PM

Bel exemple pour faire connaître les femmes artistes à leur juste valeur.