Welcome to FeministWiki, a wiki and aspiring 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. It aims to archive and present information relevant to feminism, and explain feminist perspectives to the reader.
Further, the FeministWiki aims to offer a complete "digital home" for feminists, including a discussion forum, a messaging/chat system, private and shared online storage for large files, and more. You don't need to provide any personally identifying information to become a member, nor do you need to pay; the modest number of users makes the platform cheap to run.
There are a few ways to become a member:
- Use the Registration Request form to ask for an account.
- Contact an existing member and have them create an account for you by using the Add Member form.
- Ask for an account by manually contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by messaging an official social media account of the FeministWiki.
(The old Twitter account @FeministWiki is currently defunct because of a software bug in Twitter. Support has been contacted but seems unwilling to help.)
Once you are a member, you will be given a username and password with which you can log in to all FeministWiki services. For example, to log in to the wiki itself (which you are reading right now), use the small "Log in" link at the top right of the page.
See the Welcome page for further information on the FeministWiki, written with new members in mind.
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.
Check out some articles
Sex, gender, and trans activism
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, one cannot support all types of feminism at the same time. The FeministWiki is for people who adhere to a relatively straightforward and classical interpretation of feminism: the liberation of female people from male supremacism. This is sometimes called radical feminism because male supremacism is a radical notion for many people, and its elimination requires radical changes to society.
Male supremacism refers to social and political systems that use stereotypes, myths, discrimination, belittlement, violence, and other means to keep men in power and women oppressed. Women are then exploited for reproductive and domestic labor, men's sexual gratification, and more. Male supremacism also causes collateral damage to some men and boys. For instance, effeminate boys and gay men are often targeted with punishment for failing to uphold the myth that men are inherently masculine.
The FeministWiki promotes second-wave feminist literature:
The FeministWiki is in full support of the Declaration on Women's Sex-Based Rights:
The FeministWiki recommends Spinster as a feminism-friendly social media platform:
Further, the FeministWiki promotes and stands in solidarity with the following groups and organizations:
- WoLF: The Women's Liberation Front
- Feminist Current: Canadian feminist news, commentary, and podcasts
- Vancouver Rape Relief: Female-only rape-relief and women's shelter
- Nordic Model Now: Educational movement for the abolition of prostitution
- SPACE International: Survivors of Prostitution Abuse Calling for Enlightenment
- Woman's Place UK: Women's campaigning group scrutinizing gender self-identification
- Speak Up for Women: New Zealand group opposing gender self-identification
- Feminists in Struggle - FIST: US-based female-only radical feminist network
- The Pussy Church of Modern Witchcraft: Lesbian-led Church for Women and Girls
Who's behind the project?
The technical infrastructure is managed by the technician. The first technician, who set up the site, is a male computer programmer who sees the project as volunteer work and claims absolutely no authority; he is well aware of the repeated scandals surrounding male feminists. Content-wise, the site is meant to be under the control of the whole community using it.
To reach the technician, mail to email@example.com.
NOTE: Ownership over the domain name feministwiki.org and the FeministWiki server will be given to Spinster LLC in the near future.