Welcome to a special edition of Linkspam, featuring a number of recent articles about feminist hackerspaces.
First, Geek Feminism’s own Liz Henry documents The Rise of Feminist Hackerspaces and How to Make Your Own:
We’d like to build spaces without harassment, without having to worry about jerks, and more ambitiously, with active encouragement to explore. The culture we’re developing supports making, learning, and teaching, which is a goal we share with many other hackerspaces. Ours is starting with a few extra values; intersectional feminism, support for feminist activism and strong respect for personal boundaries. We’re trying to build structures that help us form strong social ties and share responsibility.
It’s very exciting. I know what you’re thinking. You want a feminist hackerspace full of creative, talented non-jerks near you!
- Now that Double Union is pausing membership applications, Leigh Honeywell is hoping to link other potential hackerspace founders up with each other, inside and outside the San Francisco Bay Area.
- bokunenjin is going public with plans for a space in DC.
- Over at the Geek Feminism wiki, you can find a list of existing feminist hackerspaces and learn more about creating them.
Anyone founded, founding, attending or contemplating a feminist hackerspace? Ask questions and share tips in comments!