Welcome to Ovarit! This project was started after Reddit began purging feminist communities and women-only communities without warning or explanation. You can read our story here.
I'm posting our About page below. If you haven't read it, please do. We wrote this before we launched because we wanted to be as clear as possible about what this site is and what it is not, so everyone would know what they were signing up for when they joined the site.
Additionally, please read the Sitewide Rules and Sitewide Guidelines. The Sitewide Rules apply everywhere on the site. Moderators of different circles can decide if the Sitewide Guidelines are enforced in their circles or if they do not apply, and they can also make additional rules specific to their circles. If you see content that breaks the rules, please report it! We appreciate it very much. There is a 'report' button in the button list under every post and comment.
Circles are semi-autonomous communities, with different norms, moderators, and community members – circles are not just topic categories. Please double check the rules of a circle before posting to it. You can view a circle directory here.
Feel free to introduce yourself or ask the admins questions below!
Ovarit is a project committed to women’s liberation that provides a platform for women-centered communities.
Women have the right to discuss issues which affect us. Public discourse now largely takes place online, but online conversation platforms are increasingly restricting the bounds of “permissible” speech and banning, silencing, and otherwise deplatforming women who want to talk about women’s rights and women’s issues on our own terms.
A world where women cannot discuss topics impacting our rights is a world where women cannot preserve or advocate for our rights.
Ovarit is run by a team of radical feminist women dedicated to safeguarding women’s ability to have community with other women and speak freely about issues that matter to us as individuals and as a class. We created this space because we, like those who seek to silence us, understand the power of women's voices and experiences. We are here to make sure they are heard.
The Ovarit community is made up of a broader group of people. Ovarit is open to women of all persuasions. Men are allowed to join some conversations, but must respect boundaries. This corner of the internet is one of increasingly few places, real or virtual, unapologetically dedicated to prioritizing and centering women.
While many of our subcommunities (called circles) are explicitly feminist, others are simply about topics that are relevant to women, and are not overtly political except to the extent that women's existence has been politicized.