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In this editorial article, Sheena Magenya challenges the dominant narrative on Africa and technology, calling for more African feminists and feminisms on, in and around the internet, to counter the idea that technology somehow levels the playing field for all, and is an infallible solution to all our problems.

Publication

Students of journalism and online communication came together to respond to the Feminist Principles of the Internet, and how they relate to their lives and realities. Here's a selection of their pieces.
 
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Leila Nachawati Rego

Spanish-Syrian writer and rights advocate. Professor at Carlos III University. Communications at...

Feminist talk

Shivani Lal shares her experience attending the Imagine a Feminist Internet workshop in Malaysia in November 2019. Shivani explores how one can imagine embodiment in our “disembodied” online lives as a part of our very networked lives today.

 
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Shivani Lal

Shivani is a human rights enthusiast. Her areas of interest include freedom of expression,...

In depth

It is fundamental to ensure that when organising, we do not overlook women who do not have “feminist” on their bios but are resisting and defying in their homes, schools and workplaces. When we represent, we need to make sure that we do not forget the women who don’t have access to the same spaces.

 
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Maimuna Jeng

Maimuna Jeng is a final year Political Science student at the University of The Gambia, blogger...

In depth

No Roses From My Mouth is a collection of poems written in jail by feminist poet and academic Dr. Stella Nyanzi. Wairimũ Mũrĩithi looks at the feminist solidarity movement that is organising offline and online actions for Nyanzi's release, and reflects on the interconnected struggles that Nyanzi represents.

 
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Wairimu

Wairimũ Mũrĩithi is a feminist reader, writer, editor and curator of cool things. Her areas of...

In depth

In order for our movements to be successful, not only do we have to find each other, but these connections have to be sustained with intention. Within our movements, we are faced with internal challenges because every movement is founded on relationships, and relationships are vulnerable to all kinds of challenges.

 
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Gorata Chengeta

Gorata Chengeta is a researcher and writer from Botswana. She is a student and teacher at the...

Feminist talk

When is the last time that you daydreamed, spending hours imagining some unrealistic ideas? Have you found yourself continuously getting overwhelmed by different issues happening in this world as a feminist? Is it difficult for you to take a break, a break for fantasising, and enjoying your daydreams?

 
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Dana Zhang

Dana Zhang has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Peking University, and a Ph.D...