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[COLUMN] Gender Binary: Second Life, First Loves

Posted Mon 30 Jan 2017 - 11:42 | 3,811 views
In this column, Nadika Nadja explores the world of gaming and how it opened up realms of experience for her. Second Life, an enormous immersive multiplayer game, and many other similar environments on the internet, have been revelatory and powerful spaces for people to discover aspects of themselves, particularly in terms of gender and sexuality. From shame and fear, to play and sex, and to...

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

Posted Sat 8 Oct 2016 - 10:53 | 4,572 views
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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[COLUMN] The Gender Binary: Thank you!

Posted Thu 22 Sep 2016 - 11:20 | 2,943 views
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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Thinking about gender and technology

Posted Fri 20 Apr 2012 - 06:43 | 7,359 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.