erotics

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“What is your price for the night?” – From ‘sexual strangers’ to ‘sexual citizens’ using ICTs

Posted Tue 5 Mar 2013 - 22:10 | 4,899 views
EROTICS – which stands for Exploratory Research on Sexuality and ITCs (same as ICTs)- is a global project that attempts to explore how marginalized sections are using the Internet and the ICTs, at large, to assert their sexual rights. The India chapter - #EROTICSIndia - was organised in Delhi recently by the Internet Democracy Project in collaboration with South Africa based APC and Point of View...

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New mobile app for sexuality research pulled back over privacy concerns

Posted Tue 23 Oct 2012 - 10:28 | 3,835 views
Melissa Ditmore reflects on release and subsequent pulling back of new application designed to collect data on sexual activity by Kinsey Institute in the USA. She outlines privacy concerns raised and how these holes can jeopardize users data. She also makes a make a case how this app once privacy gaps are fixed can assist to document unwanted and often under-reported sexual experiences, such as...

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Internet improves access to health care for sex workers in the Olympics area of London

Posted Thu 21 Jun 2012 - 10:03 | 5,769 views
The challenge of doing sexual health outreach work in East London has been transformed by police action in the run up to the Olympics. APC member GreenNet answered Open Doors Sexual Health Clinic’s request for a new website that could speak clearly to east London sexworkers with advice and resources.

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Anonymity, accountability and the public sphere

Posted Wed 16 May 2012 - 21:38 | 8,493 views
I found myself being confronted with the issue of anonymity and accountability in different ways at the AWID Forum. At the Feminist Tech Exchange (FTX) and Connect Your Rights events that took place just before the Forum, we discussed about the different and increasingly sophisticated ways that internet technologies have been used to erode any sense of anonymity online.

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Liberation Inc. – more reflections from the AWID Forum

Posted Sun 22 Apr 2012 - 13:02 | 4,629 views
I spent a full day yesterday focusing on the intersection of feminism, activism, and Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). And I kept running into the same women (the feminist Twitterati?). And these women were mostly already known to me from my own work on the issue. This worries me a little bit. Could it be that there are so few feminist / female Techies in the world that we all know...

In depth

New research on sexuality and the internet is an “eye-opener”

Posted Wed 10 Aug 2011 - 06:59 | 3,613 views
Gus Hossein, Director of Privacy International, speaks candidly of his take on the EROTICS research project and its potential impact and value on the work on privacy rights.

Publication

MEDIA BRIEF: Censorship, sexuality and the internet

Posted Tue 9 Aug 2011 - 15:40 | 4,238 views
What is sexual content on the internet? What are sexuality and sexual rights? Which communications rights are critical for people's sexual rights? What are the most common threats to people's sexual rights? What are some of the methods and impacts of censorship of "sexual content" on the internet? These and other issues are highlighted by the media brief published by APC as...

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EROTICS: Sex, rights and the internet - an exploratory research study

Posted Tue 9 Aug 2011 - 14:47 | 19,163 views
How is the internet a key public sphere for the struggle for sexual citizenship and the exercise of sexual rights? What is its value to a diversity of users, especially those most marginalised or discriminated against because of their sexual, gender or other forms of social identity? Why do arguments for the regulation of the internet anchor on the moral imperative to regulate sexuality? Who are...
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Editorial

Some reflections on erotica and internet: the feminist perspective

Posted Mon 8 Aug 2011 - 22:14 | 5,852 views
Mabel Bianco accounts what the experience of researching and examining issues of sexuality in the internet mean to her and her organization - the Foundation for Study and Research on Women (FEIM): " Personally, I have always worked, studied, researched and written on sexuality, especially in women from childhood to old age, but regarding the effect on their...

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India: Government should get out of the way

Posted Fri 29 Jul 2011 - 14:17 | 5,303 views
The net has often been portrayed by the media in India as "being a lair of sexual predators". Grady looks at some of the contradictions between policy and practice that were revealed by the EROTICS research in India, which explored the ways that young women negotiate risks online as they strategically use the internet to explore, define and challenge boundaries of gender and sexual norms.