Sex worker rights activist Meena Seshu looks at soliciting as a form of sexual expression. This is the first in a series of blog posts from the national conference Porn. Panic. Ban that Point of View and the Internet Democracy Project convened in October 2015 in New Delhi. “The reason I’m on this panel […]
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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 […]
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 […]
By Nidhi Goyal. As I walked into the conference room at YMCA, Mumbai to attend the Digital Storytelling Workshop, I realised I was one among fifteen participants who were excited, curious and eager to embark on the five-day journey. I had read the communications and Googled the concepts of digital storytelling, but I wondered how […]
Does new media bring real change? Or it is that we are only enticed by its novelty factor? Does simply putting a technological tool in a woman’s hand lead to empowerment? These were among the prime questions posed at a panel discussion on “New Media and Girls’ Rights” moderated by Sreekala held in New Delhi on March 9.
Republished from Take Back The Tech! You sent sexy pictures to your partner and suddenly they’re all over the Internet. Strangers are creeping on you, your family shames you, your friends reject you and your boss fires you. But you’re an adult, and it was a simple consensual act you both enjoyed. Is digital abstinence […]