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Code of Conduct

Published onNov 02, 2022
Code of Conduct

Counting Feminicide: Data Feminism in Action is a book that documents the creative, intellectual and emotional labor of data activists working to challenge fatal gender-related violence across the Americas. It deals directly and explicitly with systems of social, political, and economic inequality, including cisheteropatriarchy and white supremacy and racial capitalism and colonialism, among many others. In so doing, it also aims to elevate the voices of those with experience closest to those issues. These voices must be respected, and offensive or harassing comments will not be tolerated. Comments of this nature include sexualized, racialized, transphobic, and/or otherwise derogatory language, as well as deliberately intimidating or bullying language. These comments will not be tolerated, and will be removed by PubPub administrators. Users contributing comments of this nature will be blocked from future commenting on PubPub sites.

This code of conduct is intended to enhance conversation, not restrict it. To this end, we also ask that you remain attentive to and supportive of the commenters themselves. These include undergraduate students and senior academics, data activists and outside observers, journalists, librarians, artists, advocates, and many more. This range is deliberate. We believe that each commenter brings a valuable perspective, and we aim to create an environment in which each of those who contributes comments feels free to express their thoughts, ideas, concerns, and critiques.

The goal is not that this online review will always feel comfortable. Discussions of difficult topics always involve discomfort. Rather, the goal is that the review process remain civil and professional, in the interest of working towards a final version of this book in which the topics and issues, as well as the projects and the voices included, are represented as accurately as possible, in language that is respectful, inclusive, and clear.

Please feel free to email me, Catherine at dignazio@mit.edu if you encounter any comments that violate this code of conduct, or if you have any comments that you would rather not publicly disclose.

This code of conduct draws from the Data Feminism Code of Conduct, the Digital Frontiers Code of Conduct, the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship’s Ground Rules for Civil Discussions of Difficult Issues, and theAfrican American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities (AADHum) Initiative’sStatement of Our Values.

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