Point of View and CREA held “Tangled, Like Wool” a day-long meeting of activists, NGOs, researchers, bloggers, media persons and other stakeholders for exploring the links between pornography, gender, sexuality and the freedom of speech, held on January 28, 2014 at New Delhi. It was the second meeting of the second phase of the EroTICs […]
This is the seventh and last in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Connect Your Rights!” meeting held in Mumbai in November 2013. The meeting explored topics such as tools to combat violence against women, pornography, sexuality, and freedoms and risks in the online world. More than a decade ago, when Indians were […]
For women, is the Internet really the free, democratic space it is made out to be? Or does it come with the trappings of the society that we live in? Blogging about their lives and expressing their feelings online may make women feel liberated, but they constantly watch their backs the way they would while walking down the street. Gendered abuse online betrays the same kind of prejudices, insecurities, and misogyny as that in the offline space.
How does the relationship between sexuality and the Internet play out in different countries? What does this mean for sexual rights? The EroTICs research looks at different aspects of Internet use in five countries through the lens of sexuality. Here are some snippets:
This is the ninth in a series of ten blog posts reporting on the EroTICs India workshop held in New Delhi in March 2013. Banned: advertisements promoting sex-selection on Google, Microsoft Bing and Yahoo. Banned: searches from India with the words “sex” or “sexual” on Microsoft Bing. Banned: porn cartoon Savita Bhabhi, depicting the sexual […]