Hacker spaces are shared workshop/studio/event spaces where hackers come together to build stuff.
Feminist hacker spaces and women's groups at existing hacker spaces
Problems in existing hackerspaces
- Rape jokes on the Null Space Labs wiki: http://wiki.032.la/membership?rev=1376421225 (now removed; this is a link to the old version)
- Devaluation of traditionally feminine skills. See: https://twitter.com/jaqpants/status/425909200850407425
- Rape jokes on the PDX Brainsilo list. For context, Brainsilo founder Martin Pohlman has been accused of rape multiple times and is currently in prison for drugging and assaulting women.
- Shawn L's expulsion from hackerspaces
- "Women are the biggest enemy of hackerspaces", or "our hackerspace can't compete with members' wives and girlfriends": http://geekfeminism.org/2010/03/04/the-biggest-enemy-of-hackerspaces/