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Nadika

Nadika is a non-binary person based in Chennai. She writes and edits for a living

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[COLUMN] The Gender Binary: Thank you!

Posted Thu 22 Sep 2016 - 11:20 | 3,374views
The word Impostor keeps coming up every time a trans woman writes about herself. It is there, just below the surface, despite all the estrogen and progesterone, under all the skin-colour foundation and pink lipstick and shiny earrings. It is behind the pads on our breast, cushioning the tender nipples. The feeling, and the word - impostor. We are impostors when we try to be us, and when we try to...
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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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[COLUMN] Joining the dots: Gender, ICTs and climate change

Posted Mon 19 Sep 2016 - 12:22 | 3,091views
We are facing a climate emergency. In this column series, GenderIT is joining millions of other groups and individuals in building hope in the face of this fear. First we examine why climate change and the contributions of the ICT industry to climate change have a gender dimension, and why gender and ICT policy needs to build in climate awareness. In other words, just like gender, climate change...
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Zara is a researcher, writer and linguist who is interested in the intersection of power, culture

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Feminist Tech Tools

Posted Wed 31 Aug 2016 - 07:39 | 7,459views
A feminist internet can mean many things, it means that everyone has affordable, unconditional, open, meaningful and equal access to the internet; it means acknowledging that attacks, threats, intimidation, and policing experienced by women and queers is real, harmful, and alarming; it means that the right to free expression for women and queers; and it includes principles on access, movements,...
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Smita is a queer feminist, currently working at Point of View, India, on gender, sexuality and te

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I delete myself: anonymity and sexuality online

Posted Tue 23 Aug 2016 - 10:26 | 4,679views
The fact that the Internet allows women to be anonymous has greatly aided in increased freedom of expression as well as in combating sexual discrimination, violence as well as domestic abuse. Even with the points in favour of right to anonymity being far and wide, it is not seen as a priority in many countries. Human rights activists and the civil society are only beginning to acknowledge that...

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Beyond the Numbers: Gender and Access to the Internet

Posted Fri 19 Aug 2016 - 10:43 | 2,552views
Access is a right. In June this year, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution that condemns "measures to intentionally prevent or disrupt access to or dissemination of information online" and affirmed that "the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online." But what does access really mean? How important is it to women, especially to marginalized women?

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5 reasons why surveillance is a feminist issue

Posted Mon 15 Aug 2016 - 16:06 | 5,766views
Contemporary surveillance practices are to a large extent big data driven, underpinned by a collect-it-all logic, and ever expanding due to fear-mongering, yet pervasive national security discourse. Surveillance technologies and practices have not only multiplied in scale and quantity. Too often, feminist issues on the one hand, and discussions around privacy and surveillance on the other still...
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Evelin Heidel - Scann

Evelin Heidel (también conocida como Scann) es miembro de AlterMundi.

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Building digital technologies

Posted Fri 12 Aug 2016 - 12:41 | 2,627views
Why are there less women in technology or ICTs? The participation of women in building technologies is a complex and difficult issue to address. It ranges from the field of public policy to cultural and social practices that do not facilitate the inclusion of women in this field of knowledge and appropriation of technologies with a gender perspective. This article addresses the problems that...
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Digital Rights Foundation

Digital Rights Foundation is a research based advocacy organisation based in Pakistan focusing on

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Invasion of Privacy & The Murder of Qandeel Baloch

Posted Thu 21 Jul 2016 - 15:24 | 2,837views
The murder of Qandeel Baloch raises many uneasy questions - about the role of media and its complicity in her death, about the persistence of patriarchy and misogyny and the forms it takes, both online and offline. Republished from Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan.
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Tarryn

Tarryn is a South African BA graduate with majors in Psychology and Sociology.

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Facebook's Real Name Policy: Does it actually help to keep the online community safe?

Posted Tue 19 Jul 2016 - 01:00 | 2,954views
We conducted a small survey of LGBTQIA users of Facebook and asked them what do THEY think of the real-name policy. Does this policy ensure their safety which is what Facebook claims, or does it expose them online and leave them vulnerable to harassment.
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Tarryn

Tarryn is a South African BA graduate with majors in Psychology and Sociology.

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A female iron man, banned for exams and cyborgs

Posted Mon 11 Jul 2016 - 14:41 | 2,089views
DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to...