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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.

Ovarit consists of multiple moderated communities called circles. Circles are semi-autonomous communities, with different rules, norms, moderators, and community members. You can view a circle directory here.

Please read the Sitewide Rules and Sitewide Guidelines. The Sitewide Rules apply everywhere on the site, and breaking them may result in a ban from 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. Breaking the rules of a circle can result in a ban from that circle at the discretion of its moderators. If you see content that breaks the rules of the site or of the circle it’s in, please report it! Moderators rely on this help and we appreciate it immensely. There is a 'report' button in the button list under every post and comment.

Moderators cannot move posts or edit them. Since circles are moderated by different teams and have different rules, we do not treat circles as categories like a forum website might. Users get to decide which circles they participate in, so moderators cannot move posts. It is your responsibility to read the rules of each circle before you post to it to make sure your posts follow the rules.

I’m posting our About Ovarit 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. Despite the availability of this document, misinformation contradicting it has spread.


About Ovarit

Mission

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.

Our Sitewide Rules and Sitewide Guidelines exist to help make this a positive community for women that also uplifts women as a class.


Thank you for reading!

Feel free to introduce yourself or ask the admins questions below! Specific circles have more specific threads for welcome posts: How I Became a Feminist stories belong on /o/WomensLiberation, and Peak Trans stories are shared in /o/GenderCritical.

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](https://www.ovarit.com/o/Announcements/135/welcome-back). Ovarit consists of multiple moderated communities called circles. Circles are semi-autonomous communities, with different rules, norms, moderators, and community members. You can view a [circle directory here](https://www.ovarit.com/o/Ovarit/7059/a-circle-directory). Please read the [Sitewide Rules](/wiki/rules) and [Sitewide Guidelines](/wiki/guidelines). The Sitewide Rules apply everywhere on the site, and breaking them may result in a ban from 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.* Breaking the rules of a circle can result in a ban from that circle at the discretion of its moderators. **If you see content that breaks the rules of the site or of the circle it’s in, please report it! Moderators rely on this help and we appreciate it immensely.** There is a 'report' button in the button list under every post and comment. Moderators cannot move posts or edit them. Since circles are moderated by different teams and have different rules, we do not treat circles as categories like a forum website might. Users get to decide which circles they participate in, so moderators cannot move posts. **It is your responsibility to read the rules of each circle before you post to it to make sure your posts follow the rules.** I’m posting our About Ovarit 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. Despite the availability of this document, misinformation contradicting it has spread. ----- #About Ovarit ##Mission **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. Our [Sitewide Rules](/wiki/rules) and [Sitewide Guidelines](/wiki/guidelines) exist to help make this a positive community for women that also uplifts women as a class. ----- Thank you for reading! Feel free to introduce yourself or ask the admins questions below! Specific circles have more specific threads for welcome posts: How I Became a Feminist stories belong on /o/WomensLiberation, and Peak Trans stories are shared in /o/GenderCritical.

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Hi. How do we change our username ? I’ve been looking, please point me in the right direction? Thanks.

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Joined awhile ago, have been lurking, but now that I've finished grad school am excited for this platform! My wonderful grad professor sent me the link and I feel like I've joined a whole new world :)

Just joined today, couldn’t be happier honestly. I’ve been lurking for a long time, it’s become a part of my routine, really! I’m seriously excited to start participating, I’m so sick and tired of reddit and having to dodge both misogynist men and TRA’s. Feel like I can finally breathe now.

Hi I'm so pleased I found this place, after finding so much trans and feminist stuff online just so confusing and crazy-making, so finally finding somewhere where people talk sense! Thanks

Hello. I am new here. I have been reading reddit for a month or so and it looks like a very interesting place. So important to have a place for women these days! Thank you for admitting me

Hi there! Thank you for creating this space and for the invite code.

I'm a man, too timid to get involved on Twitter but want to keep up with the debate and support if I can in a non-patronising non-white-knighty way. Open to advice on what I can do. I've witnessed woo-woo nonsense first hand, but as someone whose mother is in a same-sex marriage it has been lesbian erasure that has really made me angry.

Thank you for creating this space for the women who are sick of being shut up in the name of fake inclusivity and kindness. Enough is enough with those glittered misogynists!

Been pretty much perma banned from Twitter and a friend of mine passed me a code This site is so important for so many of us so thank you!

Thank you for adding me from Twitter. I was horrified to see that reddit (and Twitter to a degree) banned the Gender Critical forum. This is a much needed sanctuary for critical thought and for feminists from a very hostile and misogynist world. I used to be a third wave feminist and enjoyed going to MichFest and the local lesbian feminist bookstore and was so saddened with their closures. With each loss and encroachment, I became closer to peak trans and got back to the basics of radical feminism. Thanks for having me!

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