In plain sight, on sexuality, rights...

The EROTICS report 2017 looks at sexuality, sexual rights and communication rights in South Asia in particular, and in this introduction to the report, hvale explores the conceptual overlaps and connecting threads in these varied contexts. South Asia's troubled colonial legacy of tackling sexuality related issues is evident in the many violations of rights of LGBTQI people, and the introduction looks at the importance of the internet in building connections and community, but also as a space of violence.
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hvale

Translocal feminist activist, storyteller passionate for #FeministInternet FLOSS opendata, privacy...

[COLUMN] COMIC: Male ego

Sanitary Panels is a comic that explores aspects of gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and careers. Here is an ordinary scene at a coffee-shop.
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Sanitary Panels

Sanitary Panels is a feminist webcomic that comments on politics, society, and culture. It's...

[COLUMN] Gender and community networks...

In this column on community networks and gender, the writers will explore how communities can provide and run their own internet infrastructure, the existing forms of community networks, the legal and policy environment in which they have to exist and what are the gender dynamics around these networks. The first column asks a fundamental question - what would be the costs of women NOT having access. And further how community networks allow for the re-imagining of many social relations around infrastructure.
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Kathleen Diga

Kathleen has worked for over 10 years in the information and communication technology for...

SWIPE ME LEFT, I’M DALIT

Does technology and modernity dismantle hierarchies of social exclusion, like casteist and skin colour based discrimination in India? This is the question that is examined in-depth in this article that looks at the experience of Dalit women dating through apps in the Indian context, the roles that they are expected to play and how caste continues to play a role in romantic and sexual relationships and in relation to savarna (dominant caste) women.
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Christina Thomas Dhanaraj

Christina Thomas Dhanaraj is a Christian Dalit woman from Chennai/Bangalore, India. She is a...

[COLUMN] Sanitary Panels: Your average...

Sanitary Panels does a web comic series on gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM education and careers. Here is a poster for yet another manel i.e. a panel with only male speakers on a topic on which many qualified women experts are there.
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Sanitary Panels

Sanitary Panels is a feminist webcomic that comments on politics, society, and culture. It's...

Making privacy a constitutional right:...

Interview with Y.K. Chang who has recently been appointed as the Personal Information Protection Commission in South Korea - one of the first few women from civil society to reach this position within government in the country and possibly the region. GenderIT interviewed her on her journey, her ambitions for her new position and what she sees as the grave problems regarding privacy and security especially for women.
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Namita

Namita is a writer and legal researcher. She divides her time between Bengaluru in India and the...