Contribute

Have you noticed or experienced something that is gendered? (You probably did!) Please tell us! This encyclopedia will never be complete without your stories about gendered products, places, practices, phenomena, policies, histories, beliefs, biases, speech, et cetera… So, we invite you to submit an entry on a word you think is missing in the encyclopedia. Here you can find how to do this.

How can I contribute?

You can send in your entry via this form.

Can everybody contribute?

Yes! We invite everyone to contribute! We want to include as many perspectives as possible. You can also contribute anonymously.

What can I write about?

We believe everything is gendered, so in principle, you can write about everything. Write about something you feel passionate about, that you have experienced yourself or that you know much about. One important thing to bear in mind: be specific! The encyclopedia consists of entries around specific topics. An analysis of gender performances inspired by Judith Butler is super interesting, but not suitable for this platform because it is hard to link to a concrete and specific topic. Rather, we are looking for concrete, everyday issues with gendered aspects.

What should an entry look like?

Preferably you write a text in an accessible, clear and concise way. The simpler the language, the better. Jokes are allowed! We will read and edit each text (in correspondence with you) to be sure it’s inclusive and not offensive to anyone. An entry can be very short, say a 100 words (see e.g. Visa). The maximum is 550 words (see e.g. Criminal). If you have trouble staying within this word limit, just send us an email and we can discuss how to keep your entry concise. Each entry consists of three elements: a definition, the main body text and sources. You only need to send in the main body text and the sources you’ve used.

How should I fill out the form?

We ask you to enter the text of the entry itself, the sources used and you can choose if you want your name to be mentioned on the entry page. If you would like your name mentioned, we also encourage you to write a short bio up to 350 characters / 80 words. We also ask you for your contact details, so we can discuss any edits we might make to the text or questions we have. For more information about how and where we store your contact details, please see our privacy policy. You can also send in an entry anonymously, without leaving personal details. In that case, we reserve the right to make any changes to your entry before placing it online.

What happens with my entry once I’ve sent it in?

We will check your text on inclusivity, language and grammar and accuracy. If you’ve left your contact details, we will inform you of any changes we make. We reserve the rights to use the entry on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. We also reserve the rights to use the entry for possible future press and print purposes, like an actual feminist encyclopedia in book-form (how cool would that be!). Finally, we reserve the rights to take your entry offline at any moment. We will always credit your contribution by mentioning your name, if you have indicated you want to be credited.

Can I also just send in a word?

If you have an entry topic in mind but are not sure how to write an entry, contact us: info@thisisgendered.org

Any other questions?

Send us an email in case you have any further questions: info@thisisgendered.org

Contributors

Alba van Vliet

Alba (she/her) is a political economy student from Amsterdam, interested in radical political theory and involved in student activism.

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Alexandra Biris

Alex (she/her) studies global education policy and wants to promote access to quality education for all. She loves political philosophy and enjoys reading feminist literature focusing on men and masculinity.

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Ana Antadze

Ana Antadze (she/they) is a feminist, an explorer and a writer. With tools of heart and mind they aspire to disentangle injustice and seed tenderness. 

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Donika Elshani

Donika Elshani (she/her) is born and raised in Pristina (Kosovo). She studies Crisis and Security Management at Leiden University in The Hague. In 2016, she teamed up with 25 young women coders in Kosovo to create “WalkFreely” - an app to report sexual harassment.

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Julia Forgacs

Julia Forgacs (she/her) is an artist, scholar and activist from Berlin.
She is working on creating and participating in community spaces that
focus on building new relationships, knowledge exchange, support and
solidarity.

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Lara Roeven

Lara (she/her) is a research consultant studying gender and social inequality in agriculture and natural resource management around the world.

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Lena Pierskalla

Lena Pierskalla (she/her) is student in cultural studies and translation between German and Czech, living in the Czech Republic. She has been reading about feminism for a long time and is especially interested in how feminism looks in different countries and cultures.

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Phaedra Haringsma

Phaedra (she/her) is a student of International Relations at the London School of Economics, interested in postcolonial theory, migration and issues of social justice. She became an avid film photographer after thieves decided that her digital cameras were valuable enough to steal, as opposed to the vintage ones.

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Thaís Ferreira de Souza

Thaís (she/ her) is a Human Rights legal practitioner from Brazil. She has practical and academic experience in criminal justice, having worked in a domestic court in Brazil and at the International Criminal Court as a Visiting Professional.

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