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Rendering the invisible visible: In memory of Dr Heike Jensen

Posted Tue 16 Jun 2015 - 16:00 | 7,286 views
Despite Heike's pessimism about the internet as it is today and the ways in which it is developing, there is a deep-seated optimism about Heike's work. She recognised that patriarchy is oppressive not just to women, but to the majority of men as well, whether due to their poverty, the colour of their skin or their sexuality. By taking apart the structures of patriarchy, uncovering the power...

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Whose internet is it indeed! Internet governance feminism as political praxis

Posted Tue 16 Jun 2015 - 15:36 | 4,961 views
These reflections follow on from a personal recollection of Heike Jensen on the Global Internet Governance Academic Network blog. Here, Marianne Franklin focuses on one of Heike's later publications, a chapter for the 2013 edition of the Global Information Society Watch entitled “Whose internet is it anyway? Shaping the internet – feminist voices in governance decision making”.

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A conversation with the team of women behind the “dragon animal spirit” website

Posted Wed 3 Jun 2015 - 14:42 | 5,950 views
GenderIT.org has a vibrant new face, and the people responsible for this renovated look and feel are the women who make up our website development team: visual designer Ezrena Marwan, and developers Liz Probert, Sam Marx and Sarah Escandor Tomas. All of them are women's rights activists deeply committed to developing technology to meet women’s needs. Learn more about them through this...

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Yoga, Instagram and a memorable yearbook quote

Posted Mon 1 Jun 2015 - 09:40 | 2,344 views
DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to...

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Why feminism matters to the internet?

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 14:55 | 2,583 views
Feminism is a political statement, and more importantly political practice, way of thinking, understanding and public articulation of practically every issue of life. Feminism as such would be able to manage, animate and even more importantly took part in the defining and coding of virtual space.

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Child friendly searches,'forced femininity' and a folder titled passwords

Posted Thu 4 Dec 2014 - 10:40 | 3,205 views
DJ's choice is a weekly section by GenderIT.org, exploring the depths of the web to provide you once a week with a top 5 of creative, interesting and informative pieces and resources on gender and ICTs. Delight yourself with this selection of “sparks”: Good readings, interesting links, videos, pictures, cool authors to point to, amazing tools, and much more. Send us interesting material to...

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Why internet rights matter for Africa(ns)

Posted Wed 3 Sep 2014 - 17:47 | 4,748 views
When I found myself suddenly having to care for and look after my new born child alone, I panicked. I panicked because I had never done this before and the ten minute tutorial on washing and feeding my infant that the nurse gave me at the hospital was lacking in many ways. I had questions, so many questions-but she didn’t have time. I was a woman, as far as she was concerned and therefore I...

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Becoming an agent of change

Posted Tue 19 Aug 2014 - 14:36 | 4,909 views
Are feminists bored with online activism? Cyber feminists’ minor politics and affirmative political approach often presents us with dynamic, thematic and changeable maps of affinities, of political kinship, and there is a strong potential in the crafting of such unities. However, there are more than just a few obstacles that feminists in the virtual communities have to deal with. “But their...

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Clearing up the feminist movement

Posted Sat 21 Apr 2012 - 08:00 | 3,277 views
During the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus at AWID, a participant made the comment that the feminist movement needed to be 'cleared up' because "it is becoming too white and too straight". I tweeted it and it made several people uncomfortable. This is a post discussing that comment with a little context and little extra explaination.