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Sanitary Panels on sexual harassment

Posted Tue 16 Oct 2018 - 09:57 | 611 views

In the wake of recent accusations of rampant sexual harassment at the workplace in various industries in India - including journalism, advertising, academia, development and many others - Sanitary Panels explores what patriarchy has huge tolerance for. [comic]

Comic by Sylvia Karpagam

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Rejecting Victimhood: the online Speak-Out Campaign in Kerala against harassment

Posted Tue 9 Oct 2018 - 19:37 | 1,716 views

Dalit-Bahujan women in India have increasingly started using the internet and social media to articulate their positions and politics. This article explores how women have combated sexual harassment and exploitation, especially when it takes place in spaces that are considered progressive.

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[COLUMN] COMIC: Male ego

Posted Wed 2 May 2018 - 11:32 | 943 views

Sanitary Panels is a comic that explores aspects of gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and careers. Here is an ordinary scene at a coffee-shop.

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[COLUMN] SANITARY PANELS: Women in STEM (comics)

Posted Fri 12 Jan 2018 - 09:03 | 2,144 views
Sanitary Panels does a web comic series on gender and technology including discrimination faced by women in STEM education and careers. Here are two comics on circles of complicity around sexual harassment and STEM careers for women.

Gender, Labour, Technology

Posted Thu 23 Feb 2017 - 06:27 | 6,568 views
This edition on gender, labour, technology examines how gendered labour is embedded in the making of digital devices in the hardware industries spread across Asia, how inequities of gender and other dynamics of caste, race, ethnicity continue to play a role in allegedly emancipated corporate spaces across the globe, and the disturbing strands of gendered labour of volunteering and managing even...

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Educating, Hiring, and Retaining Women in Technology: A Gendered Enquiry

Posted Wed 22 Feb 2017 - 09:27 | 6,601 views

Research suggests that women are underrepresented at every level in technology(McKinsey survey, 2016). Why is this the case? And how do we educate, hire, and retain more women in it? In this article, Radhika Radhakrishnan highlights the underlying realities that women face in technology beyond just a numbers game, and offer insight to such questions by interviewing diverse, pioneering women...

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Tell me what social network you use and I'll tell you what your struggle is

Posted Mon 17 Dec 2012 - 19:20 | 8,810 views
This article, written by Florencia Flores Iborra for GenderIT.org, analyses some current cultural practices on some of the more popular online social networks, and the ways in which the publication policies of these platforms support or restrict the proliferation of certain behaviors relating to respect for the rights of women on the internet.

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It's violent, it's misogynist. Something needs to be done, but what?

Posted Mon 16 Jul 2012 - 12:20 | 11,197 views
For those of you that don't know the appalling vitriol that Anita Sarkeesian has been subject to, you can read a summary of it here. It's worrying that there are people out there who are capable of perpetrating this campaign of hatred. But what's more worrying is that we don't seem to know what to do...

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Taking street harassment off the streets and off the map!

Posted Mon 14 May 2012 - 18:10 | 7,508 views
I walked in late to the jam-packed session “Bringing Gender to the Streets: Young Women Amidst the Arab Uprisings” at AWID Forum 2012. This was not a session about technology or the internet, but it was a common strand running through each presenters' activism and evidence-building for women's rights, even and perhaps especially in the midst of revolution.

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From Clock Square to StreetWatch: mapping sexual harassment in Palestina

Posted Wed 14 Dec 2011 - 08:08 | 7,506 views
Dalia Othman, a researcher and human rights activist, reports on a new initiative in Ramallah, Palestina, that uses online mapping and mobile phone technology to allow women to combat sexual harassment in the streets.