Feminist internet

Too much freaky sex: Online platforms as ways to talk about sex positivity
Too much freaky sex: Online platforms as ways to talk about sex positivity 22 September 2022 Tiffany Kagure Mugo for GenderIT.org

Sex positivity is being rejected by many now given how it is portrayed as something that requires hypersexualised expressions rather than understanding the nuances of what it actually entails. Tiffany Mugo discusses how podcasts are revisiting sex positivity through storytelling.

Join us on #EcoThursday starting in October
Join us on #EcoThursday starting in October 21 September 2022

Starting on 6 October, we invite everyone to join us every Thursday on APC's social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), where we will convene and connect academic and activist knowledge about how to use the internet and digital technologies to adapt to and combat climate change.

Mirror, mirror on the phone: How social media beauty filters impact South Asian women
Mirror, mirror on the phone: How social media beauty filters impact South Asian women 15 September 2022 Areej Akhtar for GenderIT.org

Young women in South Asia struggle with the society's obsession with fair skin and Eurocentric features all their lives, so beauty filters on social media apps have been providing them what many home remedies have failed to offer. But how are these tech solutions impacting their self-esteem?

Towards a new feminist principle of the internet on the environment: Two new publications now available in English
Towards a new feminist principle of the internet on the environment: Two new publications now available in English 02 September 2022 Jennifer Radloff

In July 2019, 26 women from diverse backgrounds met together in Chiapas, Mexico for three days in a hackfeminist meeting on technology and affections to imagine a principle for a feminist internet that centred care for the body, the self and the land.

Gendered disinformation on monkeypox: "If we keep pushing it as a gay disease, people will die"
Gendered disinformation on monkeypox: "If we keep pushing it as a gay disease, people will die" 26 August 2022 Sweta Dash

Gendered disinformation has deepened the monkeypox crisis, targeting LGBTIQ+ people and evoking painful memories of the AIDS era. We parse fact from fiction, including disagreements among public health experts, and highlight strategies to fight such disinformation.

Meet APC’s board of directors and what concerns them today
Meet APC’s board of directors and what concerns them today 24 August 2022 Gaurav Jain and Leila Nachawati Rego

Meet APC's board of directors, who were finally able to meet in person in Sitges, Spain, in June 2022 after a gap of two years. Each director shared insights about some of the most pressing issues they are facing in their respective contexts and local realities.

The case of selective morality, sexist laws and online censorship in Pakistan
The case of selective morality, sexist laws and online censorship in Pakistan 27 July 2022 Hija Kamran for GenderIT.org

Internet censorship in the name of morality in Pakistan is rampant, and the trend continues to grow as new laws and regulations are introduced. But just a cursory look at this trend reveals that the censorship is not just vague, but also sexist, targeting women's expression and experiences online.

APC at the OEWG II third substantive session
APC at the OEWG II third substantive session 25 July 2022 Verónica Ferrari

APC is attending the third substantive session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security 2021-2025 (OEWG II), taking place this week, from 25 to 29 July, in-person in New York.

OEWG third substantive session: Key messages from the Association for Progressive Communications
OEWG third substantive session: Key messages from the Association for Progressive Communications 25 July 2022 APC

In this submission to the third substantive session of the UN Open-Ended Working Group on the security of, and in the use of, information and communications technologies (OEWG), APC addresses some of the recommended next steps outlined in the draft progress report.

OEWG: APC stresses importance of a human rights-based and gender-sensitive approach to cybersecurity
OEWG: APC stresses importance of a human rights-based and gender-sensitive approach to cybersecurity 21 July 2022 APC

These APC priorities were reiterated in a statement delivered at the informal dialogue with the Chair of the UN Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (OEWG) 2021-2025.

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