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 […]
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 […]
Point of View and Sanhita held a day-long meeting entitled “Gender, Sexuality and the Internet: A Workshop” at Kolkata on February 22, 2014. It was the third meeting of the second phase of the EroTICs India project; the first being held in Mumbai and the next in New Delhi. Topics such as online pornography, women […]
For women, is the Internet really the free, democratic space it is made out to be? Or does it come with the trappings of the society that we live in? Blogging about their lives and expressing their feelings online may make women feel liberated, but they constantly watch their backs the way they would while walking down the street. Gendered abuse online betrays the same kind of prejudices, insecurities, and misogyny as that in the offline space.
Point of View held “Connect Your Rights!”, an all-day meeting exploring the links between gender rights, sexual rights, and Internet rights, on November 11, 2013 at Mumbai. It was the first meeting in the second phase of the EroTICs India project. The first phase comprised of an exploratory research study on sexuality and ICTs in […]
This is the eighth in a series of ten blog posts reporting on the EroTICs India workshop held in New Delhi in March 2013. So you’ve got proper online security, strong passwords, and great software, all good to go. But are there other kinds of threats you may face online? What about abuse, verbal violence […]