Feminist talk

Feminist talk  is meant to be a hub for conversations between our readers and writers on topics that are related to the sometimes dry world of internet policy. It is a space for storytelling, personal essays, opinions – to challenge and inspire readers on issues and topics that are close to them. Here are the opinions, experiences and thoughts of writers from the diverse community in which we live.

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Lia Aroeira

Lia Aroeira is a singer and researcher of voice, body, words and people.

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Connected to care: Coronavirus and women's challenges in community networks

Posted Tue 24 Nov 2020 - 16:53 | 254views

GenderIT and Locnet invited women who work in community networks to share their experiences in the times of COVID-19. This is one of the stories that got to be told about the acts of care in communication technologies under the pandemic.

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Selam Mussie

Selam is a media and communications consultant specializing in gender and media as well as media

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Rambles of Everyday Resistance

Posted Fri 20 Nov 2020 - 11:46 | 469views

A beautiful essay that explores how to navigate the complexities of sexuality and personhood for Ethiopians, and how the traditional form known as qene or wax-and-gold is the perfect metaphor for negotiating and living dual realities.

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Ledys Sanjuan Mejia

Ledys Sanjuan Mejia is a colombian ecofeminist activist with more than 6 years experience in digi

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Feminists are building their own technology to organise but where are funders?

Posted Thu 12 Nov 2020 - 11:49 | 1,706views

Feminist activists have played an important role in raising issues around freedom of expression and especially in the internet rights community; also in pointing out how internet rights of those marginalised on account of gender, sexuality, gender expression are even more precarious. But where is the funding for feminist work on technology and infrastructure?

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Ani Hao

Ani Phoebe Hao is a feminist writer, editor, researcher and consultant.

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Bárbara Paes on Black feminist cyberactivists in Brazil and the neoliberalism of "women in tech"

Posted Tue 10 Nov 2020 - 17:36 | 1,018views

Ani Hao interviews Bárbara Paes, a young Brazilian feminist, co-founder of Minas Programam. In this conversation they delve into Black feminist activism in Brazil, feminism funding and the co-optation of gender issues in technology spaces.

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Nadege

Nadège ha formado parte de proyectos de tecnología transfeminista como

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Webcomic: The Internet's Footprint | Part 3

Posted Tue 10 Nov 2020 - 16:35 | 534views

In the third part of the webcomic "The footprint of the Internet", Nadège tells us how green washing hides the complex intersections between technologies, territory and capitalism. But the resistance and self-determination of communities persists...

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Chenai Chair

Chenai Chair’s interest in the ICT sector developed from learning of mobiles for development whil

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Privacy in the time of a pandemic: how is your data doing?

Posted Tue 20 Oct 2020 - 09:30 | 1,780views

A three part series that dives into the concerns around privacy and data in Africa in the context of artificial intelligence and also covid-19 from a feminist data justice perspective.

Learning how to care: a more mindful relationship with digital technologies
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Nadege

Nadège ha formado parte de proyectos de tecnología transfeminista como

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Webcomic: The Internet’s Footprint | Part 2

Posted Tue 13 Oct 2020 - 23:07 | 1,156views

Inhabiting internet causes a huge footprint on land, nature and bodies. An impact that can be violent and abusive. But we can learn how to create a more attentive and sensitive relationship with digital technologies.

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Rahul Paswan

Rahul Paswan is a Writer/ Poet/ Translator/Storyteller from Bihar.

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Disappearing rights: Undertrials and prisoners during lockdown

Posted Wed 23 Sep 2020 - 11:04 | 1,358views

All over the world, prisons are potentially ground for the spread of the COVID-19 contagion, but another factor at play is the role of repressive governments at this moment continuing to imprison activists. This article looks at what prisoners can still access from jail and the effectiveness of online "visits" for prisoners from their lawyer and families in India.

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Laida K. Chongo

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Internet access for women and girls in Zambia

Posted Thu 3 Sep 2020 - 12:50 | 998views

Education going online has posed a series of challenges especially for those living in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world where widespread access to the internet is not a given. This article explores how the Zambian government must show a stronger commitment and take measures to address how girls can access online education.

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Joshua Muyiwa

Joshua Muyiwa is a writer and poet.

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Hello? How Can I Help You Today? : Mental Health concerns for LGBTQIA+ people during Covid-19

Posted Thu 27 Aug 2020 - 11:48 | 1,449views

LGBTQIA+ people are often already isolated, invisibilised in their families and sometimes also facing abuse. In this article, mental health professionals speak about the vulnerability of these groups and people during the lockdown and how fragile links of community and support are still being built.