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Bishakha Datta

Bishakha Datta writes and films non-fiction, works on gender and sexuality, runs Point of View in Mumbai, is part of the wikipedia family and serves on several non-profit boards. She tweets @busydot and sometimes blogs at dizzybot. In all her avatars, Bishakha explores marginal, invisible, silenced points of view - or those considered illegitimate. Current interest: digital intersections with gender and sexuality.


Finding her place: Gender at the 10th IGF

Posted Mon 21 Dec 2015 - 22:52 | 9,433 views
A quiet sense of satisfaction. That’s what I felt at this year’s Internet Governance Forum, when gender moved out of the wings and came on to the main stage: here, there, everywhere.

Feminist talk

Porn. Panic. Ban.

Posted Fri 29 May 2015 - 13:55 | 12,614 views
In India, both the legislature and the judiciary are considering bans on the consumption of online porn; one petition argues that porn increases violence against women without offering any evidence to that effect, another focuses on the “moral depravity and corruption” caused by porn. Do we seriously imagine that violence against women in India will go down by banning online porn? Talk about...

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Nada de pezones: sexo, género y redes sociales

Posted Fri 10 Oct 2014 - 14:47 | 6,338 views
Este artículo procede del discurso de Bishakha Datta en el evento Disco-Tech organizado por APC en el Foro de gobernanza de internet de 2014, en Turquía

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“En nuestro trabajo, internet es un actor principal”: una conversación feminista con Hayriye Avatar en el FGI

Posted Fri 10 Oct 2014 - 14:34 | 4,673 views
La organización de derechos LGBTI turca Kaos GL cumplió 20 años el 20 de septiembre. En el Foro de gobernanza de internet que acaba de realizarse en Estambul, Bishakha Datta entrevistó a Hayriye Avatar, activista de Kaos, sobre su innovador activismo LGBTI dentro y fuera de internet.

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“In our work, the internet is a main stakeholder”: A feminist talk with Hayriye Avatar at the IGF

Posted Thu 25 Sep 2014 - 23:26 | 9,436 views
The Turkish LGBTI rights organization Kaos GL turns 20 on September 20. At the Internet Governance Forum just held in Istanbul, Bishakha Datta interviewed Kaos activist Hayriye Avatar on their pathbreaking LGBTI activism, both online and offline.

Feminist talk

Never mind the nipples: Sex, gender and social media

Posted Tue 16 Sep 2014 - 13:26 | 9,640 views
This article is based on the speech given by Bishakha Datta at the Disco-Tech event organised by APC that took place at the 2014 Internet Governance Forum in Turkey.

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Enredados, como la lana - Sexo, sexualidad e internet en India

Posted Tue 16 Jul 2013 - 12:23 | 9,192 views
Un estudio reciente respecto de los/as activistas de los derechos sexuales en India muestra que la mayoría considera internet una parte integral de su activismo. Este artículo explora varias cuestiones interrelacionadas que surgen de las siguientes preguntas: ¿Qué aporta internet al activismo por los derechos sexuales? ¿El trabajo en línea y fuera de línea se complementan en este tipo de...

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Tangled, like wool - Sex, sexuality and the internet in India

Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 - 14:19 | 14,604 views
A recent survey of sexual rights activists in India shows that most consider the internet an integral part of their activism. Tangled, Like Wool explores several intertwined questions arising from this: What does the internet bring to sexual rights activism? Do the online and the offline complement each other in this kind of activism? How does keeping the internet free and open strengthen...