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GenderIT.org | 08.31.16

Feminist Tech Tools

Zara Rahman

D&S fellow Zara Rahman wrote a piece on GenderIt discussing what it means for the internet to become feminist.

A feminist internet can mean many things, it means that everyone has affordable, unconditional, open, meaningful and equal access to the internet; it means acknowledging that attacks, threats, intimidation, and policing experienced by women and queers is real, harmful, and alarming, and is the responsibility of corporates but also our collective responsibility; it means that the right to free expression includes the right of women and queers to sexual expression and gender expression; and it includes principles on access, movements, public participation, resistance, free and open source software, anonymity, agency and so on. But even as we’re working towards and fighting for the foundations of a feminist internet, there are tools that are being built upon the infrastructure that we have today which support feminist ideas.

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