THE WORLD WIDE WEB OF DESIRE: Content Regulation on the Internet

8 November 2007

By Namita Malhotra

It is obvious that the discourse around content regulationEroTICs - Literature Review. THE WORLD WIDE WEB OF DESIRE: Content Regulation on the Internet">i has shifted mostly towards the protection of children from harmful content and child pornographyi on the interneti. Any references to gender-related concerns were dropped, including even problematic conceptions that women and children need the paternalistic protection of the state"government" in this glossary). As a general rule, "state" should not be capitalised.

Source: Governance for sustainable human development: A UNDP policy document (Glossary of key terms) and Wikipedia">i or international bodies from harmful content. One can speculate that this could possibly mean (in a positive sense) that women are no longer viewed only as “victims” and because of their own agency do not require the protectionist attitude of the state. Or, on the other hand, women’s movements, feminists and others working on gender
Moser 1993:230, from Navigating Gender

">ihave encountered and realised the hazards of demanding protection from the state, in the interests of their own freedom of expressioni and because of their alliances with civil society, non-government"state" in this glossary). As a general rule, "government" should not be capitalised.

Source: Wikipedia">ial organisations and social movements.

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