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.
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.
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.