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Imagining a Digitally Secure, Feminist Internet

This is the second in a series of posts reporting on the Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet held in Port Dickson, Malaysia from April 13 to 17, 2014, to envision a feminist Internet and to evolve a framework for it. Around 50 activists working on gender rights, sexual rights and Internet rights in different parts of the world had come together for the meeting. In light of … [Read More...]

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Imagining a Misogyny-Free Internet

This is the first in a series of posts reporting on the Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet held in Port Dickson, Malaysia from April 13 to 17, 2014, to envision a feminist Internet and to evolve a framework for it. Around 50 activists working on gender rights, sexual rights and Internet rights in different parts of the world had come together for the meeting. When the hashtag #ImagineAFeministInternet took off on Twitter a couple of weeks ago, it soon attracted a spate of witty but misogynistic tweets, sparking off a hashtag … [Read More...]

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EroTICs India meeting held in Chennai in April 2014

Conceptualising a Feminist Internet-II

By Samidha and Shambhavi Madhan of Prajnya Continued from Conceptualising a Feminist Internet-I Tech-enabled sexuality for persons with disabilities Lawyer and disability rights activist Amba Salelkar spoke about technology beyond the Internet. She said that the idea of how sex is supposed to happen is entirely ableist – two ‘beautiful’ people at the peak of […]

EroTICs India meeting held in Chennai, April 2014

Conceptualising a Feminist Internet-I

By Samidha and Shambhavi of Prajnya A woman in a wheelchair watches pornography over the Internet in the privacy of her bedroom. A Dalit woman receives a torrent of sexualised abuse on her blog merely because she publicly voiced her opinion. A gay man creates chat rooms for every place in India he can think […]

EroTICs India Delhi meeting 2014

Decoding India’s Proposed Online Porn Ban – II

This is the third in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Tangled, Like Wool” meeting held in New Delhi in January 2014. While the publication and transmission of online pornography is already an offence in India, two 2013 petitions — one filed in the Rajya Sabha and one in the Supreme Court — […]

Erotics India Delhi meeting 2014

Porn and Violence: Navigating the Grey Areas

This is the first in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Tangled, Like Wool” meeting held in New Delhi in January 2014. Through talks, presentations and discussions, the meeting explored the links between pornography, gender, sexuality and the freedom of speech.

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