A new zine documenting the process of Read the Feminist Manual, a research introduction to gender discrimination in FOSS communities, and the lack of support in accommodating marginalized voices. The outcome of the project is a Firefox addon that replaces pronouns "she" and "he" with the neutral "they", intended for use in plain html pages of documentation.
Info and links to download the zine and the addon:
read-the-feminist-manual was accepted for the exhibition during the #xcoax2022 conference in Portugal. Alas, the organization doesn't cover expenses, and on top of it, I'd need to pay registration. I cannot afford it, neither I want to pay for being part of an exhibition. I find it strange that independent artists need to pay while their art research is already so precarious.
As a friend put it, in the north they pay you, in the south you pay.
That actually might make the documentation kind of confusing in parts because of the lack of distinction between singular and plural, won't it?
@mara This is an acronym that can use such a re-appropriation!
@automatist hah, exactly what I thought ;)
@mara Yes, sadly that is the reality of academia... This idea that you pay to publish and present your work is deeply rooted in the academia. It is expected that the institution you're affiliated supports the expenses or some institution that supports the arts and culture from your country. It's like a circle for those who already have the privilege.
@mara I will be there too and would be great to connect and get some of your zines!
@mara Nice :) how about automatically making pull requests with changed pronouns on every project on GitHub? :)
@orange_orangutan that would be brilliant! Who else is in???