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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.

Internet has a big footprint
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Nadege

Nadège ha formado parte de proyectos de tecnología transfeminista como

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Webcomic: The Internet's Footprint

Posted Fri 24 Jul 2020 - 20:03 | 1,301views

We often hear that the internet is a cloud. But the internet has a big footprint. With this first release we start a reflective webcomic series around internet's infrastructure from a feminist technopolitical perspective.

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Halley Bondy

Halley Bondy is a professional freelance writer, journalist, editor, producer, and mom based in B

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Domestic abuse during COVID-19 includes financial and online abuse

Posted Fri 17 Jul 2020 - 15:37 | 4,357views

There are increasing rates of domestic violence and abuse during the lockdown for COVID-19 imposed in different countries. This violence includes abuse that relies on online means and includes financial abuse and exploitation, that particularly harm the independence of those who are the targets.

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Juliette Bretan

Juliette Bretan is a freelance journalist covering Polish and Eastern European current affairs an

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Polish protests against abortion ban during covid-19

Posted Wed 15 Jul 2020 - 15:59 | 917views

Even as the world reels under the impact of the global pandemic, women in Poland have to protest against draconian and restrictive amendments to the abortion law that would make getting an abortion far more difficult than it already is.

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Kharnita Mohamed

Kharnita Mohamed is a Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town.

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Questions for white liberals

Posted Thu 18 Jun 2020 - 16:26 | 5,345views

The perpetrators of racist violence, physical or intellectual, are rarely called to account for themselves. White allies rarely explain why particular racist actions might have occurred. White liberal intellectuals, in particular, frequently learn anti-racist discourse and mimic it back at us with very little trenchant thought given to their own experiences of whiteness.

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Morgan Barbour

Morgan Barbour is an American model, circus artist, movement director, and writer.

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Cummunity Standards

Posted Mon 25 May 2020 - 15:13 | 3,412views

Across different countries there has been a recorded surge of domestic violence against women especially, but has there been an increase in violence and harassment online? Morgan Barbour shares how she has dealt with increased violence and harassment online since the lockdown began, and how it is now part of her art.

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Joshua Muyiwa

Joshua Muyiwa is a writer and poet.

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Who Run The Instagram Live? Girls!

Posted Fri 22 May 2020 - 15:00 | 1,619views

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Shakespeare wrote most of his plays during the bubonic plague, and now women and queer artists use the internet and social media to open up spaces for marginalised communities and bodies.

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Tiffany Kagure Mugo

Tiffany Kagure Mugo is the intoxicatingly scary gatekeeper of HOLAAfrica, a Pan African queer wom

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The online space making pandemic sex easier (sort of)

Posted Tue 19 May 2020 - 18:02 | 2,175views

Much as there is the risk of the online space breeding great amounts of anxiety, this can also be a time to form different types of human connection, find out more about innovative ways to get off and take a look at your love lives. Here is how.

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Dana Zhang

Dana Zhang has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Peking University, and a Ph.D.

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What you need to know about censorship in China around COVID-19

Posted Sat 2 May 2020 - 14:18 | 2,328views

The pandemic has amplified our need for a safe and secure internet, but can we have one now without surveillance and censorship. Read here to know what happened at the original epicentre of the COVID-19 virus and what measures of internet censorship were deemed necessary by the Chinese government to bring the pandemic under control.

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Sneha Rajaram

Sneha Rajaram is a Bengaluru based writer.

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The story of protests in Bilal Bagh and how it is NOT shutdown by COVID-19

Posted Sat 2 May 2020 - 13:51 | 2,625views

In India protests against the discriminatory and unilateral law to determine citizenship have been going on since December of 2019. The protests across India against the current authoritarian government were growing in power, in spite of the enormous pressure they came under, the attacks and arrests of leaders and now from the spread of COVID-19 and lockdowns.

Dos mujeres negras trabajando juntas con una computadora
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Ivonne Gonzalez

Ivonne González es abogada y wiki-artivista afrocubana.

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Blackening Wikipedia

Posted Wed 15 Apr 2020 - 21:10 | 2,301views

Ennegreciendo Wikipedia is a project founded by Ivonne González, who introduces this initiative to create more content in the free encyclopedia about oppressed and marginalized communities, especially African and Afro-descendents women.