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Good-mannered women never make any history, even online

9th January 2020 | 1,231 views
"Women's Day" by Justina Leisyte is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Through two stories from Kenyan women, this article shows how women get harassed online, especially when they express themselves in ways that do not conform to the patriarchal order in the society which they live in.

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Professor Petula, Sik Ying Ho is at the forefront of gender and sexuality qualitative research...

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The internet has not fulfilled many of the optimistic expectations of the role it would play in democracy and development, and has, in fact, become a ground for denial of rights and voice of marginalised groups and people. But the making of a feminist internet presents the possibility of giving shape to an internet that...

 
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Ruhiya Seward works as a Senior Program Officer for International Development Research Centre. ...

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Using the Feminist Principles of the internet as a framework, this article examines the different facets of the intersection between digitally networked technologies and feminism in the areas of economy, autonomy and data, as well as movement building.
 
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genderit.org

Launched in 2006, GenderIT.org is a groundbreaking resource site that provides feminist reviews...