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DJS choice

DJ's CHOICE OF THE WEEK: On breakfast, politics and surveillance

Posted Tue 15 Jul 2014 - 14:36 | 3,427 views
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...

Feminist talk

Digital misogyny: “It felt like 514 people had raped me all over again”

Posted Thu 19 Jun 2014 - 10:11 | 2,972 views
In March 2013 Sitawa Wafula appeared as a guest on Kenya Television Network (KTN) where she shared how she had survived rape as a teenager, and her ongoing struggle with bi-polar disorder and epilepsy. An excerpt of her interview was shared on KTN’s Facebook page and to the horror of Sitawa, her friends and family, she received approximately 514 negative comments.

Feminist talk

Rape and the courts: Going online isn't really justice

Posted Sun 12 Aug 2012 - 03:56 | 5,550 views
Savannah Dietrich was raped. The rapists took photographs and circulated them at her school - but in a plea bargain, she was told that she was not allowed to tell people what had happened. She posted the names of her attackers on social media sites, risking a jail sentence and a fine. But is this justice?

Feminist talk

Thinking about gender and technology

Posted Fri 20 Apr 2012 - 06:43 | 8,237 views
In South Africa a video recently went viral in which a young woman is gang-raped. This video has re-ignited discussions around gender-based violence within the country, many of these discussions have taken place on social media platforms such as Twitter.