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Join us for the Ms. Fembot Edit-a-Thon + Hack-a-Thon

Join Us! For the Ms. Fembot Edit-a-Thon + Hack-a-Thon Friday, March 6, 2015 and Saturday, March 7, 2015 Writers, researchers, coders, students: have you ever gone to Wikipedia looking for information about women, trans, and/or gender non-conforming scientists, writers, scholars, filmmakers, artists, activists, politicians, and others, only to find the same gender marginalizations that occur in traditional Encyclopedias? Have you…

The Fembot Toolkit: Anonymous Contribution #1

Several years ago, feminists at our university began to experience harassment from a member of our community who had a history of violent and aggressive behavior. Although this began as face-to-face harassment, it quickly migrated to online platforms. The university was reluctant to take action because they feared a lawsuit from the harasser (and in cases of sexual violence, fear…

The Fembot Toolkit

Over the past few weeks, national attention has been directed to online harassment, stalking, and death threats — actions we recognize as having been part of the online and offline lives of women, people of color, indigenous people, queer people, and their allies for many years. Fembot is no stranger to online harassment. Our members have written about it on…

Fembot Members respond to #GamerGate

Fembot Collective members joined other prominent feminist International Communication Association scholars in writing about the impacts of #GamerGate on women and feminist academics in video game studies and beyond. Fembot has posted a list of articles about #GamerGate here.

CFP: Queer Technologies in Communication

Editors: Katherine Sender, University of Auckland, k.sender@auckland.ac.nz Adrienne Shaw, Temple University, adrienne.shaw@temple.edu Abstract deadline: 30 September 2014 Decisions on abstracts: 15 October 2014 First drafts due: 28 February 2015 Second drafts due: 31 July 2015 Final drafts due: 31 October 2015 Publication: April 2016 (Volume 33, issue 2) Communication and media scholars have productively engaged with the representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people…

Books Aren’t Dead: Monster Culture in the 21st Century: A Reader

In this month’s BAD interview, Mark McCarthy (Ph.D. Candidate, University of South Florida) talks with Marina Levina (Assistant Professor, University of Memphis) and Diem-My Bui (Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois-Chicago), editors of Monster Culture in the 21st Century: A Reader (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013).

Ms. Fembot Event: Save the Date!

Please save the date for Ms. Magazine and the Fembot Collective’s Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon + Hack-a-Thon, sponsored by the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the Fembot Collective, Ms. Magazine, and the University of Oregon’s Center for the Study of Women in Society. On Friday, March 6th, we will be writing women into Wikipedia at Ms. Magazine’s office in Beverly Hills.…

Schools of Shame Map (SOS-Map)

This map lists universities in the US that need help addressing sexual violence: all of them. The problem of sexual violence on college campuses was very much on Fembot Collective members Hye-Jin Lee and Carol Stabile’s minds when they met at the Console-ing Passions Conference in Columbia, Missouri in April 2014. After their meeting and a long stormy drive back…