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Christina Elia

Christina Elia is a freelance journalist and personal essayist from New York City, where she curr

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My Sextortion Birthday: Digital Violence During COVID-19

Posted Tue 11 Aug 2020 - 10:49 | 472views

The lockdown raises questions around digital security and safety. From online conferences being hacked to individual women targeted for extortion, there is a lot happening. In this personal essay, one woman navigates sextortion through expression, art and fantasy.

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Ninglun Hanghal

Ninglun Hanghal is a freelance journalist.  She writes on women and development of/in northeast r

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Precarious future for returnees coming back to Manipur

Posted Sat 8 Aug 2020 - 14:07 | 286views

More than 45,000 people have registered to return to their home-state Manipur, and a large number of them are women nurses who faced discrimination and harassment while they were doing their jobs in mainland India. Returnees now face a precarious future regarding where they live, their jobs and their future.

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Nia Tucker

Nia Tucker is an undergrad at Emerson College studying Writing, Literature and Publishing.

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COVID-19 is Leaving Women and LGBTQIA+ People in the USA Vulnerable to Online Surveillance

Posted Wed 5 Aug 2020 - 14:41 | 466views

Essential workers and service workers in the United States of America, especially those who belong to LGBTQIA+ community, are increasingly more vulnerable at the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are at risk of losing employment benefits, and are subject to discrimination and surveillance at their workplace.

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Kira Xonorika

Kira Xonorika es activista, artista, investigadora y escritora.

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COVID-19 or the necropolitics of lockdown: Who cares about trans bodies?

Posted Mon 3 Aug 2020 - 23:00 | 631views

Kira Xonorika exposes the absence of public policies for trans people in Paraguay during the lockdown by COVID-19 and denounces the serious social consequences of corporeal colonialism that pathologises gender diversity.

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Nadege

Nadège ha formado parte de proyectos de tecnología transfeminista como

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Webcomic: The Internet's Footprint

Posted Fri 24 Jul 2020 - 20:03 | 1,038views

We often hear that the internet is a cloud. But the internet has a big footprint. With this first release we start a reflective webcomic series around internet's infrastructure from a feminist technopolitical perspective.

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Halley Bondy

Halley Bondy is a professional freelance writer, journalist, editor, producer, and mom based in B

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Domestic abuse during COVID-19 includes financial and online abuse

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2020 - 15:37 | 3,347views

There are increasing rates of domestic violence and abuse during the lockdown for COVID-19 imposed in different countries. This violence includes abuse that relies on online means and includes financial abuse and exploitation, that particularly harm the independence of those who are the targets.

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Juliette Bretan

Juliette Bretan is a freelance journalist covering Polish and Eastern European current affairs an

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Polish protests against abortion ban during covid-19

Posted Wed 15 Jul 2020 - 15:59 | 691views

Even as the world reels under the impact of the global pandemic, women in Poland have to protest against draconian and restrictive amendments to the abortion law that would make getting an abortion far more difficult than it already is.

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Kharnita Mohamed

Kharnita Mohamed is a Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town.

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Questions for white liberals

Posted Thu 18 Jun 2020 - 16:26 | 4,935views

The perpetrators of racist violence, physical or intellectual, are rarely called to account for themselves. White allies rarely explain why particular racist actions might have occurred. White liberal intellectuals, in particular, frequently learn anti-racist discourse and mimic it back at us with very little trenchant thought given to their own experiences of whiteness.

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Morgan Barbour

Morgan Barbour is an American model, circus artist, movement director, and writer.

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Cummunity Standards

Posted Mon 25 May 2020 - 15:13 | 3,092views

Across different countries there has been a recorded surge of domestic violence against women especially, but has there been an increase in violence and harassment online? Morgan Barbour shares how she has dealt with increased violence and harassment online since the lockdown began, and how it is now part of her art.

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Joshua Muyiwa

Joshua Muyiwa is a writer and poet.

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Who Run The Instagram Live? Girls!

Posted Fri 22 May 2020 - 15:00 | 1,427views

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Shakespeare wrote most of his plays during the bubonic plague, and now women and queer artists use the internet and social media to open up spaces for marginalised communities and bodies.