EROTICS, activism and feminist porn

Orginally publish in GenderIT.org . 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…

Erotics: Sexuality, freedom of expression and online censorship

I’ve bee published recently in Feminist Africa. Fom GenderIT.org: Enter Feminist Africa 18 – offering a unique perspective to independent public discourse on the implications of global digitisation, presenting African perspectives that emerge out of feminist praxis across the continent. This issue follows up on issue 17 (Researching Sexuality with Young Women: Southern Africa, 2012),…

Feminist Digital Activism in Africa

I am currently helping on researching case studies for a toolkit that JASS (Just Associates) Southern Africa is undertaking as part of their mission of sustaining feminist movement building and organising. Since JASS is working mostly in southern Africa, we’ve tried to focus on examples coming from the region, we’ve included the crowd-mapping platform HarrassMap…

Mobile phones and activism in Africa

In the ongoing process of researching for my MA thesis, I’ve been most recently interested by how mobile phones are used in a context of activism, for advocacy, organisation or mobilisation purposes. Published in 2010, SMS Uprising: Mobile Activism in Africa, edited by Sokari Ekine, brings an interesting collection of case studies an essays. Some…

Reading list: feminism, technology, activism

It’s back to school for me. After the long process of administrative bullshit to get all my papers in order to register, I’m finally starting my MA in Media Studies at Wits. I just finished the first step in preparing my literature review for my MA proposal. I just thought I would share a little…