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.
“Online” and “offline” are no longer binaries or opposed actions, like flipping a switch on and off; today, they’re as tightly tangled as a ball of two-skeined wool. First published on July 9, 2013, on Genderit.org (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0) On June 13, the Indian government blocked 39 websites which allow users to share porn, among other […]
Point of View held “Connect Your Rights!”, an all-day meeting exploring the links between gender rights, sexual rights, and Internet rights, on November 11, 2013 at Mumbai. It was the first meeting in the second phase of the EroTICs India project. The first phase comprised of an exploratory research study on sexuality and ICTs in […]
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: