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Welcome to '''FeministWiki''', a wiki and a digital home for the international Feminist community.
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| [https://chat.feministwiki.org/ FeministChat]
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| [https://forum.feministwiki.org/ FeministForum]
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| [https://mail.feministwiki.org/ FeministMail]
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| [https://files.feministwiki.org/ FeministFiles]
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| [[FeministWiki:Services#FeministIRC|FeministIRC]]
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| [https://add-member.feministwiki.org/ Add a member]
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Apart from this wiki, the FeministWiki offers the following services to its members:
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Welcome to '''FeministWiki''', a wiki and digital home for the feminist community.
  
* [https://chat.feministwiki.org/ FeministChat]
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A wiki is a knowledge-base like an encyclopedia, but managed by the public.  The FeministWiki specializes on feminism, and is managed by feminists and their supporters.  Further, the FeministWiki platform offers an integrated "digital home" for feminists, consisting of a chat, forum, email accounts (''janedoe@feministwiki.org''), per-member and shared file storage, and more.  To become a member, all you need to do is contact an existing member and let them know about your commitment to the feminist cause.  You can also contact the project's technician at [mailto:admin@feministwiki.org admin@feministwiki.org] or [https://twitter.com/FeministWiki @FeministWiki] on Twitter.
* [https://forum.feministwiki.org/ FeministForum]
 
* [https://mail.feministwiki.org/ FeministMail]
 
* [https://files.feministwiki.org/ FeministFiles]
 
* [[FeministWiki:Services#FeministIRC|FeministIRC]]
 
* [https://add-member.feministwiki.org/ Add a member]
 
  
For detailed information about each service, [[FeministWiki:Services|see here]].
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Once you are a member, you will be given a username and password with which you can log in to all FeministWiki services.  You can read more about the details of membership [[FeministWiki:Membership|here]], and  more about the details of each service [[FeministWiki:Services|here]].  For an introduction to wiki editing, see [[FeministWiki:Help|our small help page]] or the bigger [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Contents MediaWiki help page].
  
For an introduction to wiki editing, see [[FeministWiki:Help|our small help page]] or the bigger [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Contents MediaWiki help page].
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Heads up: '''the FeministWiki needs you'''.  All of the technical infrastructure of the FeministWiki is only useful if there's a community making use of it, and content on the wiki doesn't write itself!  Be bold, don't shy off of asking for membership, and let the community and the world benefit from your added knowledge.  You can become a member even if you have no intention to contribute to the actual wiki; feel free to chat away with other members, discuss matters important to you on the forum, or use the file storage to have a central place to store your favorite information-material on feminism.
  
To become a [[FeministWiki:Membership|member]], you need to be added by an existing member.
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The project is mere months old and the community is yet in an infantile stage, but with your contribution, it will grow.
  
Alternatively, you can mail the [[FeministWiki:Technician|technician]] at [mailto:admin@feministwiki.org admin@feministwiki.org] and tell a little about what Feminism means to you.
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== What is feminism? ==
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There are a variety of ideological groupings which call themselves feminism, and some of them are in contradiction with each other.  As such, a feminist community cannot possibly support all ideologies that have been labelled feminism.  The FeministWiki is for feminists who adhere to a relatively straightforward and classical interpretation of feminism: the liberation of female people from male supremacy. This is sometimes also called ''radical feminism'' because male supremacy is a radical notion for many people.
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Male supremacy refers to social and political systems that use stereotypes, myths, discrimination, belittlement, violence, and other means to keep female people down, so male people can exploit them for domestic labor, sexual enjoyment, reproductive work, or even unearned emotional support.  While male supremacy primarily targets women and girls for exploitation, it also causes collateral damage to men and boys, because it requires them to uphold the myth of male superiority, punishing those who can't or won't fulfill their role.
  
 
The FeministWiki promotes second-wave feminist literature:
 
The FeministWiki promotes second-wave feminist literature:
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* [https://radfem.org/ Radical Feminist Archives]
 
* [https://radfem.org/ Radical Feminist Archives]
  
The FeministWiki promotes and stands in solidarity with the following groups and organizations:
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Further, the FeministWiki promotes and stands in solidarity with the following groups and organizations:
  
 
* [http://womensliberationfront.org/ WoLF]: The Women's Liberation Front
 
* [http://womensliberationfront.org/ WoLF]: The Women's Liberation Front
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* [https://pussychurchofmodernwitchcraft.com/ The Pussy Church of Modern Witchcraft]: Lesbian-led Church for Women and Girls
 
* [https://pussychurchofmodernwitchcraft.com/ The Pussy Church of Modern Witchcraft]: Lesbian-led Church for Women and Girls
  
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== Who's behind the project? ==
  
Todo-list of the technician: [[FeministWiki:Todo]]
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The FeministWiki belongs to the community.  However, the technical infrastructure is managed by [[FeministWiki:Technician|the technician]].  The first technician, who set up the infrastructure, is a male computer programmer who goes by the pseudonym "Social Justice Wizard" (humor intended) on [https://twitter.com/socjuswiz Twitter] and [https://medium.com/@socjuswiz Medium].  The technician has no leadership role in the community.  She or he is solely responsible for managing the infrastructure, offering technical support, and receiving membership requests.  For now, he also pays the bills (a relatively small sum) needed to run the infrastructure.  See [[FeministWiki:Todo|here]] for the technician's personal Todo-list regarding the project, and [[FeministWiki:TechnicalDocumentation|here]] for technical documentation of the infrastructure.
 
 
Documentation of the infrastructure: [[FeministWiki:TechnicalDocumentation]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 15:06, 29 September 2018

Services
FeministChat
FeministForum
FeministMail
FeministFiles
FeministIRC
Add a member

Welcome to FeministWiki, a wiki and digital home for the feminist community.

A wiki is a knowledge-base like an encyclopedia, but managed by the public. The FeministWiki specializes on feminism, and is managed by feminists and their supporters. Further, the FeministWiki platform offers an integrated "digital home" for feminists, consisting of a chat, forum, email accounts (janedoe@feministwiki.org), per-member and shared file storage, and more. To become a member, all you need to do is contact an existing member and let them know about your commitment to the feminist cause. You can also contact the project's technician at admin@feministwiki.org or @FeministWiki on Twitter.

Once you are a member, you will be given a username and password with which you can log in to all FeministWiki services. You can read more about the details of membership here, and more about the details of each service here. For an introduction to wiki editing, see our small help page or the bigger MediaWiki help page.

Heads up: the FeministWiki needs you. All of the technical infrastructure of the FeministWiki is only useful if there's a community making use of it, and content on the wiki doesn't write itself! Be bold, don't shy off of asking for membership, and let the community and the world benefit from your added knowledge. You can become a member even if you have no intention to contribute to the actual wiki; feel free to chat away with other members, discuss matters important to you on the forum, or use the file storage to have a central place to store your favorite information-material on feminism.

The project is mere months old and the community is yet in an infantile stage, but with your contribution, it will grow.

What is feminism?

There are a variety of ideological groupings which call themselves feminism, and some of them are in contradiction with each other. As such, a feminist community cannot possibly support all ideologies that have been labelled feminism. The FeministWiki is for feminists who adhere to a relatively straightforward and classical interpretation of feminism: the liberation of female people from male supremacy. This is sometimes also called radical feminism because male supremacy is a radical notion for many people.

Male supremacy refers to social and political systems that use stereotypes, myths, discrimination, belittlement, violence, and other means to keep female people down, so male people can exploit them for domestic labor, sexual enjoyment, reproductive work, or even unearned emotional support. While male supremacy primarily targets women and girls for exploitation, it also causes collateral damage to men and boys, because it requires them to uphold the myth of male superiority, punishing those who can't or won't fulfill their role.

The FeministWiki promotes second-wave feminist literature:

Further, the FeministWiki promotes and stands in solidarity with the following groups and organizations:

Who's behind the project?

The FeministWiki belongs to the community. However, the technical infrastructure is managed by the technician. The first technician, who set up the infrastructure, is a male computer programmer who goes by the pseudonym "Social Justice Wizard" (humor intended) on Twitter and Medium. The technician has no leadership role in the community. She or he is solely responsible for managing the infrastructure, offering technical support, and receiving membership requests. For now, he also pays the bills (a relatively small sum) needed to run the infrastructure. See here for the technician's personal Todo-list regarding the project, and here for technical documentation of the infrastructure.