feminist principles of the internet

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Feminist talk

Sliding into the DMs - is the internet helping/hurting our snaxing?

Posted Wed 26 Jun 2019 - 10:14 | 437 views

In this podcast by Tiff and Manda, they explore what is happening when the internet enters the worlds(s) of lesbian, bisexual, queer women and others. Does it open up possibilities of those sliding into our DMs or can it be risky and even dangerous to be openly LGBTQI online. 

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Publication

Feminist internet ethical research practices

Posted Fri 19 Apr 2019 - 13:12 | 590 views
This collaborative document lays out the various questions around ethics and feminist methodology. You can use the questions as a guide and reminder for how to integrate ethical dimensions into your research.
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Publication

Feminist Internet Research Domains of Change: Planning and Assessment

Posted Fri 19 Apr 2019 - 12:46 | 559 views
How do we map the impact that research has in the world? Research can drive policy change, interventions in discouurse, societal transformation and activism. Here is a tool to map where your research can be most effective.
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In depth

More than words. Investigating online discourse as a space of Gender-Based Violence

Posted Tue 11 Dec 2018 - 08:47 | 1,645 views

Here are insights into research on online gender-based violence against women and other minorities - especially around sexual objectification, delegitimisation of public personas, non-conformity to gender stereotypes and idealised notions of womanhood. Elena Pavan shares also about doing research using data scraped from online public discourses and the key questions going forward.

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Technology for feminist creativity and care

Posted Mon 22 Oct 2018 - 12:49 | 2,915 views

This bilingual edition is born of many conversations and moments at the two camps held in parallel in August this year (2018) at Dhulikhel, Nepal - the Take back the Tech! meet and the Feminist Tech Exchange.

"Self-care". Illustrations by Paru Ramesh

Editorial

Fixing the glitch

Posted Fri 19 Oct 2018 - 11:14 | 4,489 views

A glitch is a problem or fault that prevents something from being successful or working as well as it should. Seyi Akiwowo describes how online gender-based violence and harassment are the glitches we need to fix, so that the potential of the internet and technology to build and make connections and to solve some of humanity's problems can be fulfilled.

Publication

Mapping research on gender and digital technology

Posted Tue 3 Jul 2018 - 14:04 | 73 views
The emerging sub-field of research around gender and digital technology is united in its understanding that gender biases and stereotypes are embedded in technology, and that this reproduces the existing problems around gender parity, gender-based violence, discrimination and exclusion on the internet. This report is a mapping of the research around gender and digital technology in the decade...

Feminist talk

How to use social media for activism [VIDEO]

Posted Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 10:19 | 717 views
Here are tips and insights on how to use social media for activism and movement-building, on how to use internet and social media to amplify your cause. In this video Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah touches on several instances of how social media can and has been used by African feminists, and especially describing popular campaigns and hashtags on Twitter

In depth

A technopolitical approach to online gender-based violence:

Posted Tue 26 Jun 2018 - 06:45 | 2,316 views

Technology is not gender neutral and this article shows how social media companies and tech corporations play a role in perpetuating online gender-based violence. What we need is a critical examination of the tools available and their underlying techno-politics so we can create community alternatives for feminist communication.

Editorial

[EDITORIAL] Recognition of online GBV in international law: the highs and lows

Posted Sun 17 Jun 2018 - 19:07 | 1,923 views

Over a decade of consistent work around visibility of online GBV has led to finally a report by the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women that specifically addresses this phenomenon. Jan Moolman sketches out a brief timeline of the milestones towards the recognition of online GBV, and this has included advocating for inclusion of sensitive language within international law and...