sexual rights

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MEDIA BRIEF: Censorship, sexuality and the internet

Posted Tue 9 Aug 2011 - 15:40 | 4,237 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...

Publication

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

Posted Tue 9 Aug 2011 - 14:47 | 19,159 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 | 5,851 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...

Feminist talk

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.

Feminist talk

Brazil: An ethnographic approach – mapping sexuality on Orkut

Posted Fri 29 Jul 2011 - 11:23 | 5,099 views
Flavia Fascendini explores two communities on the Orkut social networking site on sexuality: one is a forum for anti-lesbian prejudice, and the second is a community aimed at legitimising romantic relationships between adults and adolescents. Both groups were studied as the part of the Brazilian EROTICS research project that focused on mapping the dynamic and complex policy shifts on internet...

Feminist talk

Internet in South Africa is more than meets the eye

Posted Tue 26 Jul 2011 - 17:11 | 6,995 views
Grady gives a glimpse into the final research of the EROTICS research in South Africa that explored lesbians and transgender people use of the Internet, and how content regulation measures can constrain the internet's democratising and empowering potential for LGBTI persons in the country.

Feminist talk

Online pornography and sex education: Reflections on practice in Poland and the US

Posted Fri 8 Jul 2011 - 17:33 | 9,468 views
Kevicha Echols reflects on porn literary and sex education for young people at a IASSCS session, comparing the sharings with what she discovered through the EROTICS research in the US.

In depth

EROTICS in Brazil: The complex universe of sexuality on the internet

Posted Tue 28 Jun 2011 - 12:30 | 8,578 views
Sexuality Policy Watch and the Latin American Centre on Sexuality and Human Rights teamed up together to conduct the EroTICs research in Brazil. In an interview with Flavia Fascendini, they talked about their participation in the project as an opportunity to address the nuanced impact of new Internet legislation on sexuality. They approached this complex issue from two sides: looking at...

In depth

EROTICS raises fascinating new questions

Posted Thu 23 Jun 2011 - 13:04 | 9,179 views
The EroTICs research of sexuality and the internet revealed that contrary to much public opinion, sexuality online is much more than just pornography. As the EroTICs project comes to a close, GenderIT.org's writer Grady Johnson asked some of the experts to share their thoughts about the research.

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Lebanon and USA: Where is the line for sex on the internet?

Posted Wed 22 Jun 2011 - 23:07 | 8,908 views
GenderIT.org contributor Mavic Cabrera-Balleza speaks with EroTICS researchers Melissa Hope Ditmore and Kevicha Echols as well as LGBT activist Nadine Moawad about the role of the internet in our sexual lives. They talk about the effect that filtering and censorship have on sexual expression and access to information, particularly for youth and LGBT persons.