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EROTICS, activism and feminist porn

Posted Wed 27 Aug 2014 - 16:49 | 5,920 views
Caroline Tagny interviewed Rohini Lakshané, who used to work with EROTICS India, and Sheena Magenya, from the Coalition of African Lesbians during the Global meeting on gender, sexuality and the internet in April 2014 to ask them how they understand pornography from their respective contexts, and how do they engage their activism with the intersection between sexual rights and internet rights.

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Peeping Tom Porn and Privacy

Posted Tue 8 Apr 2014 - 13:50 | 6,825 views
A couple makes out inside a cyber cafe cubicle in a city crunched for space and privacy. A woman bathes and changes clothes inside her hotel room. A honeymooning couple films its first time together, possibly to preserve the memories for a lifetime. All of them are oblivious to either being captured by hidden cameras or the possibility of their footage being leaked online. Voyeuristic websites...

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Porn and Violence: Navigating the Grey Areas

Posted Wed 26 Feb 2014 - 14:35 | 4,929 views
Some were uncomfortable with certain types and scales of violence being represented, such as rape porn or gang-rape porn. Others felt that was just fantasy. This is the first in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Tangled, Like Wool” meeting held in New Delhi in January 2014. Through talks, presentations and discussions, the meeting explored the links between pornography, gender,...

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Pornographic Love

Posted Wed 26 Feb 2014 - 14:05 | 7,614 views
Richa Kaul Padte explores Pornographic Love, one of the three websites that received a Feminist Porn Award in 2013, and asks the question: What makes this website different from mainstream porn portals?

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Snippets from “Tangled, Like Wool”, New Delhi

Posted Fri 31 Jan 2014 - 10:27 | 3,002 views
Point of View and CREA held “Tangled, Like Wool” a day-long meeting of activists, NGOs, researchers, bloggers, media persons and other stakeholders for exploring the links between pornography, gender, sexuality and the freedom of speech, held on January 28, 2014 at New Delhi. It was the second meeting of the second phase of the EROTICS India project, the first being held in Mumbai in November...

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Sex work and the internet

Posted Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 13:05 | 5,714 views
Sex workers are increasingly using the Internet for finding business, organising themselves, and fighting for their rights. However, the online space is not without some of the hindrances of the offline one. This is the fifth in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Connect Your Rights!” meeting held in Mumbai in November 2013. The meeting explored topics such as tools to combat violence...

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Decoding India’s Proposed Online Porn Ban – I

Posted Wed 18 Dec 2013 - 15:14 | 8,968 views
This is the fourth in a series of posts reporting on the day-long “Connect Your Rights!” meeting held in Mumbai in November 2013. The meeting explored topics such as tools to combat violence against women, pornography, sexuality, and freedoms and risks in the online world.

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Feminist Porn: Re-imagining Parameters of Sex and Sexuality

Posted Mon 9 Dec 2013 - 14:26 | 8,657 views
If you’re looking for porn where a scream of pleasure is actually pleasurable, you’ve come to the right place.

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Of Porn, Morality and Censorship: A Perspective from India

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 17:51 | 10,740 views
Filed in April 2013, a legal petition that calls for a ban on pornography on account of its linkage to sexual violence in India has raised several eyebrows and debates within the country. This piece written by Richa Kaul Padte explores the context for this proposed legislation, the social and legal cultures in which it sits, and its implications for internet censorship within India.

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Censorship in South Africa: Protecting or policing?

Posted Mon 18 Jun 2012 - 13:44 | 8,020 views
The Spear is a painting that depicts the African National Congress leader and South African president Jacob Zuma in a rallying pose, with genitals exposed. It has caused controversy and been defaced. Images of the painting have gone viral on internet. In late May 2012, the South African Film and Publications Board classified the painting, as "16N" - not suitable for people under the age of 16...