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USA: EROTICS responses to the Denver library - a fictional exchange on real foundations

Posted Wed 27 Jul 2011 - 16:04 | 8,341 views
Tapping the groundbreaking findings of the US EROTICS report that investigated the mandated internet filtering in publicly-funded libraries, Flavia Fascendini leads a fictional dialogue with the Denver Public Library FAQ on content regulation.


EROTICS: Exploratory research on sexuality and the internet - summary report

Posted Wed 16 Feb 2011 - 14:33 | 9,065 views
What is the value of the internet in the exercise of sexual rights? From 2008 to 2010, the EROTICS research sought to answer this question, aiming to bridge the gap between policy and legislative measures that regulate content and practice on the internet, and the actual lived practices, experiences and concerns of internet users in the exercise of their sexual rights. The summary report provides...

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Birthing Choices and Challenges—Understanding the new reproductive technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:20 | 6,340 views
Kim Surkan is a gender studies professor. She recently gave birth to her son who was conceived through in-vitro fertilization. writer, Mavic Cabrera-Balleza speaks with Kim about some controversies surrounding the use of new reproductive technologies and genetic selection. They also discuss the role of the information and communication technologies in new reproductive practices...


ICTs and Gender - Working Party on the Information Economy

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 3,395 views
This document provides an overview of the gender distribution of ICT and ICT-related employment in OECD countries, and ICT employment patterns are contrasted with overall employment to highlight how different ICT employment patterns are. The document then focuses on participation in ICT-related education and training, and differences in ICT access and use by gender.<br />


Access Denied: The Impact of Internet Filtering Software on the Lesbian and Gay [version 2.0.]

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,912 views
A survey of how internet filtering software, and ratings systems affect the lesbian and gay community. "Access Denied" contains sections analysing the legal, political and social implications of enforced invisibility on the web. It also includes testimonials from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, who are those most directly affected by the lack of access to important...


Berlin Declaration: Women Claiming the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,482 views
The declaration drafted by the participants in the European/North American Regional Conference on Gender and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), assembled in Berlin on 11 September 2005.


Internet Filter Effectiveness: Testing Over and Underinclusive Blocking Decisions of Four Popular Filters

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,402 views
The paper assesses the effectiveness of popular filtering programs: CYBERsitter, CyberPatrol, NetNanny, and SurfWatch. The findings of the study suggest that current support for filtering software should be reconsidered. <br />


Making Women's Place Explicit: Pornography, Violence, and the Internet

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,734 views
The module examines the creation, consumption, and content of Internet pornography in order to understand the Internet's role in the perpetuation of violence against women.


Gender Harassment on the Internet

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,276 views
The paper examines the nature and types of gender harassment occurring on the net, and whether online gender harassment rises to the level of an actionable claim.


Cyberstalking Laws

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:26 | 3,411 views
The page consists of links to current and pending cyberstalking-related United States federal and state laws, as well as those states that do not have laws yet and related laws from other countries.