A feminist internet

The Hidden Codes that Shape Our Expression: Understanding How Social Media Algorithms Obstruct Feminist Expression and How Malaysian Women Navigate the Challenges
The Hidden Codes that Shape Our Expression: Understanding How Social Media Algorithms Obstruct Feminist Expression and How Malaysian Women Navigate the Challenges 01 December 2022 Serene Lim

This research intends to better understand the barriers and biases resulting from algorithms in women’s access to freedom of opinion and expression, and to examine how they navigate these algorithms to create the much-needed space to speak out, to be heard, and to occupy digital spaces.

Brazilian feminist responses to online hate speech: Seeing online violence through an intersectional lens
Brazilian feminist responses to online hate speech: Seeing online violence through an intersectional lens 22 November 2022 Horacio Sívori and Lorena Mochel

This paper looks at current struggles and transformations on the meanings of online violence in Brazil. It interrogates how feminist research and interventions in digital technologies respond to online violence against LGBTIQA+ people in the contemporary political scenario. 

#OurVoicesAtIGF: OVOF partners meet at the Internet Governance Forum 2022
#OurVoicesAtIGF: OVOF partners meet at the Internet Governance Forum 2022 17 November 2022 GenderIT.org

The partners in the Our Voices, Our Futures (OVOF) project will meet at the 17th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Ethiopia on 28 November to 2 December 2022, to amplify the voices of structurally marginalised folks in six countries from Asia and Africa.

A commitment to creativity: The online aesthetics of feminist labour
A commitment to creativity: The online aesthetics of feminist labour 15 November 2022 Zoya Rehman for GenderIT.org

This two-part series sheds light on how art and creativity play a key role in activism in Pakistan and provide the country's feminist movement and struggles with a prominent visual aesthetics on the internet.

Rich white boys’ takeover of spaces of organising: Should you stay or should you go?
Rich white boys’ takeover of spaces of organising: Should you stay or should you go? 10 November 2022 Nyx McLean for GenderIT.org

As rich white men like Elon Musk own and control online platforms, these spaces are becoming more and more unwelcoming for queer and marginalised people. As individuals who have made and found communities in these spaces, should we leave our place on platforms like Twitter?

Navigating identities: Experiencing online violence as a Shia woman in Pakistan
Navigating identities: Experiencing online violence as a Shia woman in Pakistan 29 October 2022 Zoya Anwer for GenderIT.org

Shia Muslims are constantly at risk of being targeted with violence online and offline for their religious belief. And when Shia women and queer folks go online, they find themselves at risk of being targeted with abuse from multiple fronts as their two identities combine.

Sentient bots and the mystique of personhood
Sentient bots and the mystique of personhood 19 October 2022 Priyadarshini John for GenderIT.org

A Google engineer claimed that an AI bot has become sentient. Is that a possibility? Can a program designed and trained by a human develop the ability to feel human-like feelings? Priyadarshini John explores.

Co-creating a feminist internet in 2021
Co-creating a feminist internet in 2021 19 October 2022 APCNews

We want women and people of diverse sexualities and genders to participate in, shape and co-create the internet and digital technologies that reflect and respond to their lived realities. Check out our achievements in this area in 2021.

Cultivating a feminist community network: Reflections of practices in the quilombo of Ribeirão Grande/Terra Seca
Cultivating a feminist community network: Reflections of practices in the quilombo of Ribeirão Grande/Terra Seca 16 October 2022 Bruna Zanolli and Bruna Vasconcellos

This report is an outcome of an action-research project that gathered community members, women farmers, technologists, agro-ecologists and community network practitioners to create a community network in the quilombola community of Ribeirão Grande/Terra Seca, Brazil.

Lack of a data protection law puts Indian abortion seekers at risk
Lack of a data protection law puts Indian abortion seekers at risk 10 October 2022 Jasmine George and Rohini Lakshan​​é for GenderIT.org

India recently withdrew its data protection bill, putting the data of over a billion people at risk. This article explores how lack of data protection puts abortion seekers at particular risk in a society that rejects abortions.

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