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Cummunity Standards

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 14:13

Across different countries, there has been a recorded surge of domestic violence against women especially, but has there been an increase in violence and harassment online? Here Morgan Barbour shares how she dealt with an uptick in violence and harassment she faced since the lockdown began, and how she made it part of her artistic practice.

Who Run The Instagram Live? Girls!

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 14:00

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Shakespeare wrote most of his plays during the bubonic plague, and now women and queer artists use the internet and social media to open up spaces for marginalised communities and bodies.

The online space making pandemic sex easier (sort of)

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 17:02

Much as there is the risk of the online space breeding great amounts of anxiety, this can also be a time to form different types of human connection, find out more about innovative ways to get off and take a look at your love lives. Here is how.

What you need to know about censorship in China around COVID-19

Sat, 05/02/2020 - 13:18

The pandemic has amplified our need for a safe and secure internet, but can we have one now without surveillance and censorship. Read here to know what happened at the original epicentre of the COVID-19 virus and what measures of internet censorship were deemed necessary by the Chinese government to bring the pandemic under control.

The story of protests in Bilal Bagh and how it is NOT shutdown by COVID-19

Sat, 05/02/2020 - 12:51

In India protests against the discriminatory and unilateral law to determine citizenship have been going on since December of 2019. The protests across India against the current authoritarian government were growing in power, in spite of the enormous pressure they came under, the attacks and arrests of leaders and now from the spread of COVID-19 and lockdowns.

Blackening Wikipedia

Wed, 04/15/2020 - 20:10

Ennegreciendo Wikipedia is a project founded by Ivonne González, who introduces this initiative to create more content in the free encyclopedia about oppressed and marginalized communities, especially African and Afro-descendents women.

How one can imagine embodiment in our “disembodied” online lives?

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 22:03

In this article, Shivani Lal shares her experience attending the Imagine a Feminist Internet workshop in Malaysia, on November 2019. Shivani inquieres how one can imagine embodiment in our “disembodied” online lives as a part of our very networked lives today.

Dare to Imagine

Fri, 03/13/2020 - 08:59

When is the last time that you daydreamed, spending hours in imagining some unrealistic ideas? Have you found yourself continuously get overwhelmed by different issues happening in this world as a feminist? Is it difficult for you to take a break, a break for fantasizing, and enjoying your daydreams?

"We would like to know how to use that ... smartphone"

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 11:53

Access to the internet and ICTs can often be about creating and finding surprising opportunities and uses. If women are familiar with smartphones and able to use them, then this is one way of ensuring that the next generation of girls are also able to access and adopt technology.

Making a Feminist Internet in Africa: The importance of including the most marginalised among us

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 14:52

The first "Making a Feminist Internet: Movement building in a digital age in Africa" convening, held in Johannesburg in October and brought together feminists from 18 African countries. This post gathers some of their shared ideas and conversations.

Where is feminism in the Hong Kong protests? Issues in the context of the anti-extradition movement

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 16:19

What can feminists expect from the revolution of our times? In this article about the recent uprising in Hong Kong against the control of the Beijing government, we take a look at the complexities that feminists and LGBTQI+ activists have to live with, in spite of working for freedom and democracy alongside and in movements.

Transforming structures of power through feminist internet research

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 17:29

The internet has not fulfilled many of the optimistic expectations of the role it would play in relation to development and has, in fact, become a ground for denial of rights and voice of marginalised groups and people. But the making of a feminist internet presents the possibility of giving shape to an internet that is built on diverstiy and recognition of rights, especially those of women, gender-divesrse and LGBTQIA+ people.

Community networks and feminist infrastructure: reclaiming local knowledge and technologies beyond connectivity solutions

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 14:10

What is feminist infrastructure? Our lives are determined now by technology and especially data and surveillance. How can we undermine the existing technological hegemony and rebuild infrastructures that accommodate different realities and needs through community networks?

Weaving a Community Together – From Grassroots to Tech

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 11:47

A photo essay of a community network and the women working at the radio station and using the community network located just at the outskirts of Bangalore in India.

Our routes: women's node - an illustrated journey of women in community networks

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 09:50

In this beautifully etched illustration we follow the stories of various women who are working in community networks and their journeys with technology, autonomy and self-realisation. 

Why Haben is a must read/listen

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 13:17

Technology when used well can change lives, especially those of people with disabilities. In this review of the remarkable book by Haben, titled "Haben: the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard law", the question raised is whether feminists working with technology are doing enough about accessibility.

We are Sisters in Islam

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 09:12

In 2019 the High Court of Malaya (Malaysia) upheld a fatwa ruling that bans the organisation Sisters in Islam for going against Islamic teachings. In particular, this ruling limits their use of social media. Read more to hear about the complexities of activism and speech in Malaysia for feminist groups and individuals.

Podcast

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 11:44

Sorry, we need to see a letter from an institution: Struggling as an independent researcher

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 12:05

The hallowed halls of academia, meaningless standards of rigour determine who can be a researcher. Would it be possible to truly undertake independent research outside of the aegis and agendas of institutions.

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