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Mon Dec 22 2003
Women In Indymedia
IMC Women Facing A Crisis
Women have always been integral participants, creators, and organizers within Indymedia. Unfortunatley, the Indymedia movement has not always maintained a welcoming or sustainable environment in which women media-makers and activists can thrive. Lately, it has become evident to many people that women within Indymedia are facing a crisis. Women have been leaving IMCs at an alarming rate, and many site sexist attitudes within their IMC as part of the reason for their leaving. Other challenges facing women in Indymedia include having less spare time to do internet activism, either because of family responsibilities, lack of technical equipment, or the necessity of working more hours for economic survival than their male IMC-counterparts. To combat the isolation that women can sometimes feel, a global Indymedia women’s list was created as a forum for women in Indymedia to discuss the problems they face and to share information. A proposal to enhance women’s participation was drafted by the members of the Indymedia Women’s list and is now being circulated and discussed throughout the Indymedia network.
Read the Indymedia Women's Proposal   (old thread here) | Read Indybay's Response of Support
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