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Geek Feminism is an umbrella term for a range of activities and efforts around women in geek communities which are explicitly feminist.

Geekiness

Geek Feminism is about women in a range of geeky cultures/communities/activities including (but not limited to) the Technology industry, Science Fiction fandom, etc. (For a list of communities we cover so far, see Category:Communities.)

Feminism

Geek Feminism is explicitly feminist. Many "Women in X" groups do not state this up front, but we do.

That said, there are a many different styles of feminism, and we don't espouse any particular one. So far we've seen strands of radical, liberal, post-colonial, intersectional, and transfeminism at the very least!

Anyone who considers themselves feminist, or is interested in feminism, is welcome to join us. (One small caveat, though: you might want to read up on Feminism 101 first, because we do tend to assume you already know most of that stuff.)

Activities

A community using the name "Geek Feminism" (initial capitals) or GF has formed around two projects, both founded by Skud: this wiki, and the Geek Feminism blog, and related online and offline gatherings. Not all self-identified geek feminists are associated with the blog or the wiki or necessarily support them.

Wiki

Main article: Geek Feminism Wiki (project)

The wiki's content falls broadly into three categories:

Blog

Main article: Geek Feminism blog

The blog describes[1] its focus as:

  1. geeky discussion about feminism
  2. feminist discussion about geekdom
  3. geek feminist discussion about other things

Other

Geek Feminists also meet socially online and offline. (Eg. meetups at conferences.)

References

  1. http://geekfeminism.org/about/

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