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Feminist talk  is meant to be a hub for conversations between our readers and writers on topics that are related to the sometimes dry world of internet policy. It is a space for storytelling, personal essays, opinions – to challenge and inspire readers on issues and topics that are close to them. Here are the opinions, experiences and thoughts of writers from the diverse community in which we live.

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Joshua Muyiwa

Joshua Muyiwa is a writer and poet.

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Queerness and Privacy[1]: Baby I Love It When You Never Hold Back From Me

Posted Sat 15 Dec 2018 - 07:24 | 193views

What is the social and cultural understanding of privacy? In the wake of the judgments on decriminalising homosexuality and assuring people of their right to privacy, one writer ponders on the value of privacy in relation to the lived realities of queer and gay people.

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Samsam

Samsam aka Samita Chatterjee is a visual artist currently based out of New Delhi, India.

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TBTT Global Meet, Nepal: An illustrated journey with questionable accuracy/a love letter to the gathering

Posted Fri 7 Dec 2018 - 08:08 | 479views

An illustrated journal and love letter to the feminists, hackers, women, gender-diverse, astrology-believers, radical nay-sayers, hikers, sleepers, vegans, beef-eaters, and everyone else who gathered in Nepal for the Take back the Tech and Feminist Tech Exchange camps in August 2018.

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cynthia el khoury

cynthia is a holistic health promotor, a researcher, and a healing justice activist.

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healing shamelessly

Posted Fri 7 Dec 2018 - 07:56 | 349views

Beyond saying that we as activists and feminists need self-care, how do we reach this space within ourselves? Here is one person's journey.

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Nada

Nada worked for several years with various companies in the social media and content sharing in

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5 thoughts on online content moderation from an insider

Posted Wed 21 Nov 2018 - 08:23 | 908views

What does content moderation on social media actually entail - how much artificial intelligence and human labour is being used, who is responsible for decisions around the removal of content or about what complaints to ignore? An insider from social media companies shares 5 concise insights on how social media giants actually work. 

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Mary Rose Ofianga

Rose is a Digital Literacy Champion and Internet Governance Advocate.

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More To Do: Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence in the Philippines

Posted Tue 20 Nov 2018 - 13:27 | 540views

This article maps the legal mechanisms to deal with online and technology-facilitated gender-based violence in the Philippines. While a number of laws have evolved to deal with forms of online abuse and violence, such as cyberbullying of students, there are still gaps in relation to what women are facing online. 

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Feminism 101 by Sister Anita [Comic]

Posted Tue 20 Nov 2018 - 11:24 | 771views

In a three-part comic series, Sister Anita schools a man about the basics of feminism!

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Rebecca Ryakitimbo

Rebecca is an avid writer,researcher and technologist who considers herself a STEAM (Science, Te

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Melt down of protections for data and privacy in Tanzania for LGBTQIA and others

Posted Thu 15 Nov 2018 - 16:32 | 552views

The clampdown on gays and non-heteronormative people in Tanzania has been in the news and while it seems like it is the agenda of certain groups and people in the government, it is essential to examine what are the privacy, data and censorship implications of targeting LGBTQIA+ people online.

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Doreen Raheena Sulleyman

Doreen Raheena Sulleyman is a freelance journalist who has an interest in women’s rights and inte

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Online Abuse: A Monster that Silences and Curtails Women's Rights Online

Posted Thu 15 Nov 2018 - 10:06 | 1,808views

Online abuse and harassment prevents women from realising their full rights online. In this article we look at specific instances of harassment of women online in Ghana, and what needs to be done to ensure full and meaningful internet access for women.

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Theorose Dzineku

Theorose is a Ghanaian journalist, Internet governance advocate, and an avid writer.

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What can Ghana do about the harassment faced by women online

Posted Tue 6 Nov 2018 - 15:53 | 554views

Women in Ghana, ordinary women and celebrities, have dealt with harassment and violence online, but there is minimal effort by the government currently to effectively address this problem. The suggestion seems to be that self-censorship should solve such problems faced by women.

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Rebecca Ryakitimbo

Rebecca is an avid writer,researcher and technologist who considers herself a STEAM (Science, Te

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Shaping the internet we want: Gender perspectives on FIFAfrica 2018

Posted Wed 24 Oct 2018 - 11:21 | 463views

The annual Forum on Internet Freedom, Africa brings together people from across the African continent to to deliberate on gaps, concerns and opportunities for advancing privacy, access to information, free expression, non-discrimination and the free flow of information online on the continent. But what about gender perspectives?