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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.

98 comments

[–] au_dela 45 points (+45|-0)

I’ve noticed lots of new members, but how much has our population of lurkers increased?

[–] girl_undone [OP] 64 points (+64|-0)

Last I checked, a couple days ago, our traffic is higher than it's been, even compared to when The Atlantic sent a bunch of traffic our way. Even before the super thing, something is shifting.

[–] XX_Power 59 points (+59|-0)

It got mentioned a lot on the super sub and generally in a positive tone which to me was a first on reddit. There's also a post about us on drama, again I'm seeing this as an absolute win because i found the original GC by being told about "stupid crazy evil frigid conservative nazi feminists" so obviously i was like, i gotta see this!!! Aaaaaaand I'm one of them

[–] Chickpea 31 points (+31|-0)

I’ve also noticed there’s been several back-to-back GC trends the past couple of weeks. Maybe women are finally starting to notice the erasure and look into it, even if out of curiosity.

The “events”: Mumsnet had Twitter drama which brought droves of TRAs (and curious lurkers) to their feminist forum with Ovarit being mentioned by several users, Rand Paul’s questioning of Levine, violent protests during IWD while the Equality Act was being discussed, Glinners announcement about his divorce and targeted harassment for being GC, corporations like BK being openly sexist while others erase women in language, and men being nominated for women’s awards.

Hopefully this is a sign the message is finally sticking and more women are starting to take it personally.

[–] SnapeKilledEpstine 30 points (+30|-0)

I see more and more people getting annoyed with how insane the TRA agenda has been pushing. I think one big thing is that a lot of people in the US have not been paying any attention whatsoever to any of this nonsense until their kid comes out of nowhere and claims to be trans. I think some of these trending hashtags are getting more attention, the average joe doesn't like being called a bigot because they don't want to bang a dude in a dress.

[–] kitchen_dancer 43 points (+49|-6)

Hi. I’m a GC male, so this may be my only post here. Thank you for this thread where I can post my introduction. I have been invested in sex-based rights long before superstraight, but that whole thing made it easier to get an account. I used to browse LGBDropTheT and GenderCriticalGuys, and the super straight thing felt like a renaissance of those spaces — as short-lived as it was — but expanded to a much more diverse community.

Men have been enjoying single-sex spaces for a very long time. Me included. And I can clearly see these spaces for women disappearing.

Also, I’m am very involved in a sport where I’ve had the privilege of training alongside many incredible women athletes.

[–] Vacatio-Legis 37 points (+37|-0) Edited

Hi everyone, I am a refugee from Reddit, someone was kind enough to offer me an invite code so here we are. I was banned from AHS for 'being a core member of r/GC', thank you for that honor AHS (you a$$holes). For now I just wanna thank the people who created this site. I'll edit my comment later and do a proper introduction.

Proper intro, I first peaked more than a year ago when I saw comments here and there mentioning the word "terf", I actively started looking into it and my eyes were opened. As a lesbian I instantly fell in love (if I may use that term) with radical feminists. I was a member of r/GC, great threads there, great women and allies also.

This brings us to today, I created https://www.facebook.com/superfolx, yes it's run by a superlesbian wooo, as of today the page has been shadowbanned, n@zis are gonna n@zi I suppose. Several posts were taken down due to mass reports however I didn't agree with facebook's decision and ultimately they were un deleted. I wasn't a mod on r/SuperStraight I only created the fb page on a whim and it got to 4k followers in a few days. I also added the direct donation link for Vancouver RR and women's shelter in the page's info because the clowns got rid of the fundraiser.

[–] RosaryScorpion 33 points (+33|-0)

I know I'm just a newbie here...I liked how inclusive and empathetic the super community was. I saw plenty of gay men and lesbians coming out and sharing their horror stories which opened a lot of eyes for a bunch of unaware people. It really warmed up my heart to see women be able to have a voice. Yet it also shows the nasty side of the TRAs and the "Woke" and just exposes the metaphorical man behind the curtain.

[–] xoxoradgirl 29 points (+29|-0)

Hey y’all, so glad I could finally join 🥰 I’ve been trying to keep up with running a radstagram while also not letting my housemates know that I’m not a libfem.

[–] EllaRoxy 14 points (+14|-0)

Hahahaha welcome to my life! I have housemates as well I keep that from. Lol.

[–] ligaments 9 points (+9|-0)

I'm in the same boat, though to be honest it's not that difficult for me. I think the fact that all my housemates are in their 30s helps a lot. They're more mature & have a better understanding of boundaries.

It also helps that none of us are big users of typical social media.

[+] [Deleted] 29 points (+30|-1)
[–] CallMeViper 25 points (+25|-0)

Thank you! I feel welcome. The r/SuperStraight was the brick through the window for me. I’m Bi but an ally.

[–] Exulansic 19 points (+19|-0)

Hey, y'all, it's your girl Exulansic here from Tiktok! I finally made an account over here. I'm a 30 something detransitioner. Here is my gender atheism story:

https://americanmind.org/salvo/how-gender-atheism-saved-my-body/

I also have a communication sciences Master's and am a bilingual clinical language therapist and am unlikely to face off against anyone as competent as me who yet disagrees on the issue of pronouns. I eat stupid comments and drink TRA shame. I'll never stop hating this ideology for eating or otherwise destroying large pieces of emotionally unwell women I've loved and making my watch my first girlfriend's chestfeed a bag after her mastectomy. Now that it finally clicked that we're dealing with Crunchy ISIS, I'm ready to hit fast forward on this movie so we can go back to the real world. Feel free to find me on TT, YouTube, Twitter, and other social media under the same handle.

[–] banjo 3 points (+3|-0)

Hehehe I like the subheading of your article ("the god of gender demands the blood sacrifice of our biological sex").. Sometimes I feel like "Satanic" is the best word to describe the sheer disrespect towards the human body

[–] Genevieve 1 points (+1|-0)

You're here! I'm glad you finally decided to join. I pretty much follow you on all social media after finding you on TikTok, where we're also mutuals. Great to have your voice here as well! I look forward to seeing more of you.

[–] eyeswideopen 1 points (+1|-0) Edited

Heeeey Exulansic! So glad to see you here - we're all huge fans!

Also, this was a masterpiece 😂: https://mobile.twitter.com/exulansic/status/1387514764574691328?s=19

I also really liked your series of vids on the parallels between the lobotomy movement of the mid-20th century and the trans movement. (I'd comment over on tiktok, but I can never find specific videos over there (not sure they even have a search function)).

[–] StanFastic 18 points (+18|-0)

Hello everybody! I've finally managed to get my act together to set up my account, thankyou @womenopausal (does tagging work here?). Let me know when the hazing starts and I'll turn up to have my head flushed down the lavatory.

I'll probably be a bit of a lurker for the moment hope that's OK

Stan xx

[–] womenopausal 12 points (+12|-0)

Tagging does work, and it was a pleasure! Glad to have you onboard!

[–] [Deleted] 16 points (+16|-0)

Thank you for accepting me to the circles. I really need this place, since it's not possible to speak freely as a woman in most other arenas anymore.

[–] queryings 14 points (+14|-0)

Hello! I am so glad to finally be here. Losing r/gc last year was a really isolating experience (as I'm sure it was for many others), so learning about this place and receiving an invite from a very kind user on r/FemaleDatingStrategy was like a long awaited breath of fresh air. Other than that, I'm a Canadian woman in my late twenties still figuring out pretty much everything in my life. I'm looking forward to reconnecting with and helping to rebuild our community!

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