Description

This collection documents the manifestos written by feminist authors and collectives for whom the Internet is their primary site of thought and action. Where feminist manifestos can be found throughout the collections featured in the Digital Manifesto Archive, this collection focuses on manifestos that theorize the explicit relation of feminism to digital culture or use digital technology as a manifesto's primary source of dissemination.

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Items in Collection

Name Description Tags

Manifesto for the Gynecene – Sketch of a New Geological Era

The "Manifesto for the Gynecene – Sketch of a New Geological Era" is an eight point provocation. It calls for the Gynecene, a feminine cultural principle that works to overturn institutionalized violence in the form of: domination, exploitation, slavery, colonialism, profit, exclusion, monarchy, oligarchy, mafia, & religious wars. Gynecene, Cyberfeminisms

Xenofeminism: A Politics for Alienation

Laboria Cuboniks manifesto, "Xenofeminism: A Politics for Alienation," calls for a complex concept of gender abolition and "offensive" social change. Digital Feminisms, Cyberfeminism, Gender Abolition

Gens: A Feminist Manifesto for the Study of Capitalism

The authors of "Gens: A Feminist Manifesto for the Study of Capitalism" define Gens as "s collective with feminist ancestry for the study of capitalist inequality." The "Gens Manifesto" aims to challenge the means by which capital produces and represents "non-capitalist" institutions, especially those related to gender and kinship. Digital Feminisms, Capitalism

The Cybertwee Manifesto

"The Cybertwee Manifesto" valorizes emotion, empathy, and sentimentality as it also affirms a technologized vision of the body. Its author(s) are fragmented and multifaceted bbs. Cybertwee, Cyberfeminism, May Waver

REFUGIA: MANIFESTO FOR BECOMING AUTUNOMOUS ZONES (BAZ)

In their "REFUGIA: MANIFESTO FOR BECOMING AUTUNOMOUS ZONES (BAZ)," subRosa theorizes a 'refugia' as both a cyberfeminist and ecological practice. Spatially oriented and politically charged, a refugia is an autonomous zone that opposes capital, privatization, and exploitation. Cyberfeminism, Autonomous Zones, subRosa

The #TwitterEthics Manifesto

Dorothy Kim & Eunsong Kim's "#TwitterEthics Manifesto" focuses on the representation of, interaction with, and abuse of women on social media, particularly Twitter. Functioning as a manifesto for both digital feminism and digital composition, Kim & Kim focus the "#TwitterEthics Manifesto" on rhetorical, ethical, and economic solutions to violence against women online. Twitter, Digital Feminism, Social Media

"ARTtech 2009: Revisiting the Cyborg Manifesto"

Maria Candia's presentation, "ARTtech 2009: Revisiting the Cyborg Manifesto," interprets and repurposes Donna Harraway's Cyborg Manifesto. She addresses issues related to cyberpunk, cyberfeminism, and literature. Cyberfeminism, Cyborgs

Undaddy Mainframe

"Undaddy Mainframe" reworks and represents VNS Matrix's 1991 "A Cyberfeminist Manifesto" for the 21st Century. Digital Feminism

A Technofeminist Manifesto

"A Technofeminist Manifesto" is a concept film that advocates for women's production of and participation in online communities. This manifesto hails digital technologies as powerful platforms for women's autonomy and self-expression. technofeminism

Notes Toward a Feminist Futurist Manifesto

In her "Notes Toward a Feminist Futurist Manifesto," Sarah Kember critiques the coarticulation of feminism and futurism (i.e., moral claims to technological advancement). Most importantly, she advances a theory of 'post-cyborgian storytelling.' cyberfeminisms

"We Should All Be Feminists"

In her TED Talk, "We Should All Be Feminists," Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie argues for the denaturalization of masculinity in favor of a feminist ethic, socially, politically, and culturally. Focused on Nigeria in particular, "We Should All Be Feminists" offers unique insight into questions of gender and sex in an increasingly globalized world. Feminism

I don’t want to have to compromise my morals in order to make a living

On April 23, 2013, Canadian musician and artist Grimes published a manifesto on her tumblr, stating that she refuses to be infantilized, sexualized, molested, or treated as an object. Her manifesto is an important contribution to digitally based dialogues about feminism, gender, and sex. cyberfeminisms

Feminist Manifesto

The Internet Archive describes Portia Pascuzzo's "Feminist Manifesto" as follows: "Collaboration of clips and visual frames to the audio track, "Well Well Well" by Le Tigre. Puts emphasis on the gender divisions that have been evident within various societies, and stereotype constructs that are still available today. The majority of the clips were taken from old educational programs." cyberfeminisms, Feminism

Ghost Manifesto

Francesca da Rimini's "Ghost Manifesto" is a compilation of aphorisms taken from a multitude of authors. Claiming, "All women are ghosts and should rightly be feared," da Rimini lends an ephemeral and cryptic voice to the expression of cyberfeminism. cyberfeminisms

About Feminism

"About Feminism" is a collectively written manifesto that addresses issues of gender inequality in the Tech Industry. Feminism

Bitch Mutant Manifesto

VNS Matrix's "Bitch Mutant Manifesto" is an antagonistic refusal to be incorporated into a homogenized and corporatized digital future. cyberfeminisms

Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st Century

Created by the Australian art collective VNS Matrix, the "Cyberfeminist Manifesto for the 21st Century" proclaims the formation of the cyberfeminist movement. cyberfeminisms

Digital Dualism and the Glitch Femisnism Manifesto

Legacy Russell's "Digital Dualism and the Glitch Feminism Manifesto" combines the glitch aesthetic with the politics of cyberfeminism. Glitch feminism in particular focuses on the revolutionary potential of digital technologies that produce the glitch aesthetic, allowing for new modes of self-definition and representation to arise. cyberfeminisms, Glitch Art

100 anti-theses

"100 anti-theses" tells the reader what cyberfeminism is not. cyberfeminisms