WHAT: English Speaking Club: Feminism and Internet
WHERE: Feminist Workshop – Rynok square 42 (entrance from the courtyard)
WHEN: February 27 at 20:00
🐝 This Wednesday, 27 February, we invite you to the next session of our Feminist Speaking Club. This time we would like to amaze you with unusual and science-ish topic. We will discuss gender inequalities in Internet access and usage and emancipatory potential that internet has. During the club we will read and discuss these texts: ‘Gender and the Internet’ (Ono, Zavodny 2003) and ‘What does a feminist internet look like?’ (Nagarajan 2016).
🐈 Maybe you will be surprised to discover that even despite the fact that personal computers were popular in the USA in 90-s, women weren’t active Internet users up until the end of the decade.
It is hard to deny that internet access is important for women’ personal safety and is directly connected to the question of women’s rights – to the point that in several countries it is almost a fundamental human right. Internet anonymity can also contribute to the feminist agenda.
🐇 From the other article we read that the violence women experience online has received some attention from the media but what is often missing from conversation is the fact that some women are not so forgiving and they are fighting back. Activists are taking action against online abuse and working towards a feminist internet. When discussing women and the internet, we need to also talk about how feminists are working to reclaim the space.
🔹 Topics are discussed in a relaxed and happy environment and we welcome people of all genders to join. We want the English club to be LGBTQ and female friendly, so any form of intolerant speech is not acceptable.
🔹 Speaking club is moderated by Sasha Kantser, Feminist Workshop activist and young researcher (history).