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I've been watching that fundraising-for-the-month graph for a few days now and as we head into the last week of July it's still sitting at $762 out of a needed $1000. Throw in a few dollars if you can - we can do this!

edit to clarify: I'm not an Ovarit mod or organiser, just a regular member of this community

I've been watching that fundraising-for-the-month graph for a few days now and as we head into the last week of July it's still sitting at $762 out of a needed $1000. Throw in a few dollars if you can - we can do this! edit to clarify: I'm not an Ovarit mod or organiser, just a regular member of this community

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I'm paranoid of my financial stuff being traced to this, is there any way to donate by proxy?

Are you in the US? Here's what I did.

Go to Target or whatever. Buy a $10 Visa gift card. Use the gift card to donate.

I wish I had thought of that before I donated.

I'll keep this in mind for next time

I don't know if this helps, because I don't pay for substacks, but you can 'subscribe' to Ovarit's substack as a way to donate. Not sure how this will show up in your financials, whether it will list you as paying specifically for Ovarit's substack or whether it could be a a generic one. But just flagging an alternative route to donate.

I'm sure you're not alone in that!

I'm pasting in some comments on this subject from the mod's pinned tweet on donations. My sense is that the best approach for people who are really worried about confidentiality may be to buy a prepaid credit card and use that. I believe it's completely anonymous. If you're in the US you can usually buy them at places like CVS, e.g. VISA's "prepaid debit card"

Are Donations Anonymous? Is cardholder information available to view?

"As far as I've been able to tell, it isn't normal for any payment processor to keep the name of the cardholder anonymous from the business owner. When I am on our payment processor's website, I'm able to see the payments and the cardholder associated with them. We are not collecting this information, but our payment processor does let us see it. We won't be saving this information or distributing it. We consider it confidential and sensitive.

That said, there may be ways for you to keep your personal information anonymous from payment processors. Your credit card may allow you to make a virtual card to use: I've never done this and I don't know if it allows you to use a pseudonym but it's worth checking. There are services such as https://www.abine.com/ and https://privacy.com/ which allow you to mask your payment information through them to keep it anonymous from other parties (feel free to recommend any you've used below). Prepaid credit cards are another option which let you use any pseudonym."

[–] RisingUp 9 points Edited

Idk about the US but in the UK you can’t easily make prepaid cards in a fake name.

The mods also offered the possibility of subscribing to ovarit.substack.com as a way to donate. That’s what I’ve done to prevent my real name from being tied to my comments here. My bank presumably knows I’ve donated and if they start freezing accounts for wrongthink I may be in trouble, but if things ever reach that stage I’m joining the underground hippy army and moving into a treehouse so I’ll appreciate getting an early warning.

EDIT: you can donate through Stripe here with your real credit card and a made up name. I think I have just done this successfully as I now have a Donor badge. This is probably easier than the Substack thing and I’m guessing Substack take a cut, so better all round than that option.

but if things ever reach that stage I’m joining the underground hippy army and moving into a treehouse so I’ll appreciate getting an early warning.

Lmao. Respect.

Yea this is my hurdle as well. I’m going to figure out how to do the prepaid card thing then donate with that

I want to encourage any women that can, to donate.

You can donate a couple of dollars, or $5 or more. Please don’t feel that you have to give a lot to matter. It all does add up.

I know times are tight and that our budgets may already feel squeezed but Ovarit was here for all of us after preddit gender critical and truelesbians were snatched away from us.

I’m not a mod or an admin. I’m just a user that feels it is so important to support Ovarit because honestly, where else would we go if we did not have Ovarit?

[–] Dazed 11 points Edited

Genuine question, consider me financially and/or otherwise naive, but re people thinking their “financial stuff” might be traced back to Ovarit, what is the worry exactly? That credit card co. will release details? That Ovarit or cc company will be hacked and data released online? And then that you might lose your job or something if it were discovered that you donated to Ovarit? I’m a bit gobsmacked by this, trying not to consider it a bit paranoid. Do people know of this kind of thing happening?

UPDATING to add I just donated. :-/

This sort of thing happened with the crowd funding site "Give Send Go". People who donated to a campaign for those truckers in Canada had their names leaked and posted online (and many of them were doxed, harassed, etc). So I don't blame some women for being wary of donating to ovarit.

I donated last month because I figured I owed them some cash because I'm on here way too much LOL. But I worry about their financials or contributior list getting stolen & leaked because my IRL name is very unusual (so I'd be easy to dox 😥)

Just to say I am unemployed, the goals been met but if this happens in future please draw attention to it, I'm willing to throw a few quid at it if I have to in order to have a place to speak, but I don't tend to pay any attention to the bar on the right.

Sorry, not with the vet bill I’m about to face.

Wishing your furry or scaley loved one well.

Thank you! Recurring constipation in my knitting supurrvisor, it’s extremely anxiety inducing.

Oh no! Didja try Miralax? My old cat gets 1/16 teaspoon (ish) every meal. In canned pate. It helps move things along. She’s got chronic IBD (daily pred too) and we’re in a new phase. Turds like rocks. Daily if we’re lucky. Tough to poop too, poor thing. Very scary. But the Miralax helps, ya just gotta watch the dosage. Too much and…!

Found out that I can't donate other than using credit card are you planning on providing other payment methods like paypal?

We are not. PayPal is notoriously awful and has shutdown accounts and stolen money over wrongthink, and they're the judge and jury on what constitutes wrongthink. PayPal also does not have competitive fees. Are there any other alternatives you're interested in?

Buy a pre-paid credit card at your local store, and use that with a pseudonym and a different zip code.

You in the US? I don't know if a pre-paid credit card like others have suggested is the same as a gift card, but I literally have just gone and bought a $10 visa gift card and donated that way. You can just use your Ovarit name as a psyedonym and pick a random zip code.

If you're feeling extra rich you can buy like a $100 visa gift card and use it to donate over several months.