Sex and the internet: Intersectionality in internet rights

Why are internet rights important to sexual rights activists and why are sexual rights important to internet rights activists? These two questions formed the basis for discussion at a preparatory meeting for a global dialogue on gender, sexuality and the internet taking place in Malaysia this week.

Participants at the meeting came from diverse backgrounds and experiences, bringing their own questions and concerns to discussion of sex, rights and the internet. Many expressed concerns about the disconnect between the sexual rights and internet rights movements, calling for a greater level of intersectionality in internet rights discourse. While many sexual rights activists are recognising the impact of the internet on their work and personal safety, there is inadequate consideration of their particular realities of these activists by those working on internet rights.

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