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Announcement, 2015 dates, and 2015 FAQ
by i'm a modern girl (aphrodite_mine)
at January 17th, 2015 (07:47 pm)
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Since its inception, rarewomen has been about being a fanfiction exchange that seeks to correct the gender disparity of characters represented in fanworks. We have noticed a gap between number of stories written about cis-men and those written about other genders and sexes. During last year's exchange, we encountered several characters whom mods and participants did not feel comfortable placing a cut-and-dry gender statement upon, or including under the banner "rarewomen".

As a result, we began the process of changing rarewomen into something that would continue to address underrepresented and/or marginalized genders or sexes in fanworks, but would also be more inclusive than the name rarewomen suggests.

This year, we will be operating under the name rarelywritten, or RW for shorthand. We are also moving our home base to dreamwidth, with our RSS feed [edit 1/17, thank you mk_tortie!], the RSS feed as an LJ account, and tumblr. Rules and modus operandi should be the same (with a few small adjustments) aside from the inclusion of other underrepresented and/or marginalized genders or sexes. This list can include but is not limited to: cis women, transgender women, transsexual women, genderqueer individuals, intersex individuals, gender fluid, a-gender, two-spirit, bigender, pangender, third gender, transgender men, transsexual men. If your character has self-identified as a gender that you are not sure is eligible, please ask and we will be happy to amend the list or clarify for you. One quick question you can ask yourself in regards to eligibility is "would this character feel comfortable being included in an exchange for underrepresented and/or marginalizes genders or sexes?"

Important Dates and FAQ for 2015 are located here (please update your links and follow where you prefer!)

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Posted by: scribblemyname (scribble_myname)
Posted at: January 18th, 2015 04:40 am (UTC)

Can't you at least mirror like other comms do? I can't follow you on Dreamwidth. I'm not on there.

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Posted by: L'Ignota (lignota)
Posted at: January 18th, 2015 05:19 am (UTC)
writing

I'm another person who won't be able to follow you on Dreamwidth, unfortunately. And I don't have a paid account. I understand that the mods have to use their resources as they think best.

Posted by: Anna (mk_tortie)
Posted at: January 18th, 2015 05:38 am (UTC)

I have a paid account and made the RSS feed - you should now be able to add http://rarelywritten.livejournal.com/ to your friends list to follow the dreamwidth com :)

Posted by: L'Ignota (lignota)
Posted at: January 18th, 2015 05:47 am (UTC)
writing

Thank you for doing this.

Posted by: Anna (mk_tortie)
Posted at: January 18th, 2015 05:38 am (UTC)

I have a paid account and made the RSS feed - you should now be able to add http://rarelywritten.livejournal.com/ to your friends list to follow the dreamwidth com :)

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Posted by: Anna (mk_tortie)
Posted at: January 18th, 2015 05:46 am (UTC)

No problem! I saw this pop up on my flist and thought I might as well get some use out of the paid account since I still have it!

Posted by: scribblemyname (scribble_myname)
Posted at: January 18th, 2015 05:43 am (UTC)

Thank you!

Posted by: Rebcake (rebcake)
Posted at: January 18th, 2015 06:52 am (UTC)
ats_fred_demon

I'll do my best to follow, but DW is problematic. A couple of years ago it became impossible for me to get notifications from them. It was okay when I had a paid account, but not after I let it lapse. Oh well.

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