d.i.y. feminist spaces

We’d like to build spaces without harassment, without having to worry about jerks, and more ambitiously, with active encouragement to explore. The culture we’re developing supports making, learning, and teaching, which is a goal we share with many other hackerspaces. Ours is starting with a few extra values; intersectional feminism, support for feminist activism and strong respect for personal boundaries. We’re trying to build structures that help us form strong social ties and share responsibility. It’s very exciting. I know what you’re thinking. You want a feminist hackerspace full of creative, talented non-jerks near you! “The Rise of Feminist Hackerspaces Continue reading

tabara feminista internationala autogestionata – moroieni, 6-16 august

Ce au in comun tinerele feministe ale Europei? Ce ne solidarizeaza? Ce ne desparte? Cum putem lucra impreuna? Va invitam sa dezbatem in cadrul Taberei Tinerelor Feministe, 6-16 august, Zona turistica Moroeni, jud. Dambovita. Tabara este afiliata miscarii internationale World March of Women si va avea participante din tari precum: Franta, Spania, Germania, Elvetia, Polonia, Cehia, Armenia, Portugalia, Brazilia, Canada, Turcia, Grecia. Garantam o experienta feminista unica, cu ateliere, discutii intense si schimburi de experienta la finalul carora vom produce un Manifest comun. Tabara a avut prima editie anul trecut in Franta. Tinerele feministe au discutat despre solidaritate, discriminari multiple, Continue reading

new book: girls to the front … the true story of the riot grrrl revolution

Riot Grrrl roared into the spotlight in 1991: an uncompromising movement of pissed-off girls with no patience for sexism and no intention of keeping quiet. Young women everywhere were realizing that the equality they’d been promised was still elusive, and a newly resurgent right wing was turning feminism into the ultimate dirty word. In response, thousands of riot grrrls published zines, founded local groups, and organized national conventions, while fiercely prophetic punk bands such as Bratmobile, Heavens to Betsy, Huggy Bear, and Bikini Kill helped spread the word across the US and to Canada, Europe, and beyond. Girls to the Continue reading

ginecologie do-it-yourself

despre o zina care face parte din mobilobiblioteca fia [vom actualiza pagina in curind – o versiune mai recenta a catalogului se gaseste pe site-ul bibliotecii alternative, unde poposeste momentan mobilobiblioteca! UPDATE 19.07.2010: catalog actualizat]: Hot Pantz begins with the sentence, “Patriarchy sucks,” and goes on to say: It’s robbed us of our autonomy and much of our history. We believe that it’s integral for women to be aware and in control of our own bodies. The recipes we present here have been known for centuries, passed down from mother to daughter, and have survived the censorship of the witch Continue reading

Atelier de grafica organizat de FIA pentru crearea de materiale destinate proiectului “papergirl” – partea a II a

“Papergirl” este o punere la feminin a conceptului-cliseu din SUA al “baiatului cu ziare”, doar ca fata cu ziare imparte de fapt productii artistice. Ale cui? Ale non-artistilor. Proiectul este “participativ, analog, non-comercial”. Fetei cu ziare nu ii pasa daca am facut liceul sau facultatea de arte. Fata cu ziare provoaca la libertate de expresie, oricat de novici am fi in ale artei. Fata cu ziare va  face mai tarziu o expozitie cu lucrarile noastre adunate, pe care le va imparti la final la intamplare. Colectivul FIA te provoaca la randul sau la participarea la proiectul papergirl, deoarece stie ca Continue reading

Atelier de grafica organizat de FIA pentru crearea de materiale destinate proiectului “papergirl”

‘Atelier de grafica organizat de FIA pentru crearea de materiale destinate proiectului “papergirl” Conceptul de “papergirl” este o punere la feminin a conceptului-cliseu din SUA a “baiatului cu ziare”, doar ca fata cu ziare imparte de fapt productii artistice. Ale cui? Ale non-artistilor. Proiectul este “participativ, analog, non-comercial”. Fetei cu ziare nu ii pasa daca am facut liceul sau facultatea de arte. Fata cu ziare provoaca la libertate de expresie, oricat de novici am fi in ale artei. Fata cu ziare va  face mai tarziu o expozitie cu lucrarile noastre adunate, pe care le va imparti la final la intamplare. Continue reading

GRITtv: Kathleen Hanna: Three-Dimensional Role Model

Kathleen Hanna came into a music scene in the 90s that was angry, violent, and full of men. She and her bandmates in Bikini Kill, along with the rest of the riot grrrl movement, pushed back against that culture and helped usher in a new “wave” of feminism. After Bikini Kill, Hanna went on to make feminist dance music with Le Tigre and has kept pushing boundaries ever since. Recently, she donated her zine archive to NYU’s Fales Library as part of its new Riot Grrrl collection. She joins Laura (GRITtv) in studio to talk feminism, rock’n’roll, and why she’s Continue reading