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Algorithmic discrimination and the feminist politics of being in the data

Posted Mon 5 Dec 2016 - 18:25 | 4,697views
Global data volume has grown exponentially in recent years and experts expect this trend to continue. The wider trend towards the pervasive datafication of our lives is not one we can just sit out. Big data and the algorithmic decisions it feeds permeate citizenship, healthcare, welfare states, education, finance, law enforcement as well as the ways in which we shop, travel, and live our social...
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Jennifer is a South African feminist and coordinates APC's work in supporting women human rights

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Digital Storytelling: All our stories are true and they are ours!

Posted Sun 13 Nov 2016 - 09:02 | 4,687views
It is a sacred act to tell and to listen to stories. Some of our stories are rooted so deep in our cells, psyches and hearts, that it takes an act of courage to find the words to tell them. We each contain a multitude of stories that shape and make us who we are. It can also be a political act to tell a story. We conceptualise digital story telling as a recording and documentation method which...
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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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[COLUMN] Joining the dots: ICT sweatshops facing the heat

Posted Thu 10 Nov 2016 - 13:14 | 2,360views
This month's column by Sonia Randhawa looks at intersections between ICTs, gender and climate change through the lens of the women working in the software, rather than the hardware side of things. While many of the big companies in North America have taken steps to ensure that the energy for data processing comes from renewable sources, the question remains what is the environmental impact and...
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Japleen Pasricha

Japleen is the founder & editor-in-chief of Feminism in India.

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Its 2016 and Facebook is still terrified of women's nipples

Posted Thu 10 Nov 2016 - 07:11 | 3,386views
Facebook's arbitrary policy on women's nipples has angered many, who find their content removed or accounts suspended or banned. Japleen Pasricha writes about being repeatedly 'punished' by Facebook for posting content on the social media platform that is feminist and bold, about young women growing up and even images of protest by women in Manipur against the oppression of the Indian army and...
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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: TERFs, terms and conditions

Posted Fri 4 Nov 2016 - 06:02 | 2,561views
Is the internet a playground for sexual identities, or also where new sources of shame and anxiety are found? Nadika in this month's column explores the complexity of different online labels or identities, including that of shemale. She writes about the inspiring journeys of trans women, how they came to adopt or reject labels and identities, and their idea of transgender femininity. Through...

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[READING LIST] Gender, Race, Sexuality and Surveillance

Posted Fri 28 Oct 2016 - 14:33 | 4,208views
This reading list provides an overview of recent books, articles and sources across the internet for those interested in learning more about how race, gender, and sexuality relate to surveillance. Far from comprehensive, it offers a starting point to explore how an intersectional lens and feminist attention to state, corporate, and peer surveillance practices and their differential effects on...
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Neha Mathews is a freelance writer based out of Mumbai.

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The (mobile) games women play

Posted Fri 21 Oct 2016 - 11:33 | 4,078views
Games on mobile phones are often a disregarded area of study, because it is relatively cheap and less glamorous than video games. But global consumer spending on mobile gaming in 2015 was estimated to be worth 34.8 billion dollars, and there have been several reports talking about how India is on the ‘verge of a mobile gaming boom’. What the numbers often fail to mention is that a large chunk of...
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"Sonia Randhawa is a member of GenderIT.org's pool of writer.

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[COLUMN] Joining the dots: Labour, sustainability, resilience in gender and climate change

Posted Mon 17 Oct 2016 - 18:34 | 3,293views
What is the connection between labour unions, women workers and climate change? This monthly column on connecting the dots between climate change and gender, explores the exploitative conditions that are still prevalent in the electronics industry. While workers in Pearl River delta in China may no longer face sweatshop conditions, the production has shifted to other poorer parts and most often...
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Translocal feminist activist, storyteller passionate for #FeministInternet FLOSS opendata, privac

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Feminist politics of freedom of speech - Reflections on session in AWID 2016

Posted Sat 8 Oct 2016 - 10:53 | 5,527views
The discourse on technology related violence against women is often pulled into debate vis-a-vis freedom of expression. This article attempts to unpack the possibility of looking at this debate different - to articulate what is the feminist politics of free speech. Does it go beyond the protection of the right as currently imagined, to open up the possibilities of those who are marginalized,...
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Namita is a writer and researcher. She divides her time between Bengaluru in India and the many w

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We can't do it alone: Connections at AWID 2016

Posted Thu 6 Oct 2016 - 19:02 | 34,011views
In such massive gatherings often the plenary session rings a bit empty or hollow, like background noise to other more real conversations taking place. AWID was different in that its massive burst of energy and radical politics was most often from the plenary sessions. This article explores the sessions at AWID held by Dalit women, Romani women, Rojava/Kobane women, and others.