The patriarchal binary and the agency of the voters

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It is true the USA female candidate lost. And it is true USA is a patriarchal society. It is also true, 99% of the time, we all vote in patriarchal societies.

USA is also a white led capitalist society. Two white candidates one man and one women. The woman lost! The man was awarded for being the living incarnation of white-supremacy.

As spectator from the peripheral perspective of my current living place (Sarajevo) I would say that there is nothing surprisingly in what happened. Continue reading “The patriarchal binary and the agency of the voters”

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Why feminism matters to Internet?

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Originally published on: One World Platform, Womens rights and GenderIT

See-ming Lee Lara Grant – Flickr.com
See-ming Lee Lara Grant – Flickr.com

Feminism is a political statement, and more importantly political practice, way of thinking, understanding and public articulation of practically every issue of life.

If I try to translate this virtually, in Internet language so to say, I can state that feminism should be the basic, non-exclusive, element of the code that constitutes every possible algorithm. The human mind-intelligence is embodied in the real world. If the real world is sexist, it is very likely that most of the technology that develops will have the virus of sexism in its core as well. That core will seamlessly define rules and space of the virtual world. Continue reading “Why feminism matters to Internet?”

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Defending the Defenders: Short Review of Nobel Women’s Initiative Conference

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Originally published on: One World Platform, Womens rights

Defending the defenders, Nobel Women's Initiative Banner
Defending the defenders, Nobel Women’s Initiative Banner

A weekend in the Hague, in the average Balkans person mind is about crimes against humanity and International tribunal. However, this time it was about women’s human rights defenders and I had the privilege to attend and contribute by providing a workshop with Daysi Flores from Jass on Digital Security. Continue reading “Defending the Defenders: Short Review of Nobel Women’s Initiative Conference”

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Feministički principi interneta

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U aprilu 2014. Asocijacija za progresivne komunikacije, APC, organizovala je Globalni sastanak o rodu, seksualnosti i internetu u Port Dicksonu, Malezija, u prisustvu 50 učesnica sa šest kontinenata , uključujući aktivistkinje za ženska prava i pitanja roda, LGBTIQ pokrete,organizacija za prava u vezi sa internetom i tehnologijom i zagovornice ljudskih prava. Cilj sastanka bilo je premošćivanje jaza između feminističkih/LGBTIQ pokreta i pokreta za internet prava, te razmatranje ukrštanja i mogućnosti za partnerstvo.

Globalni sastanak je koristio proces suradnje kako bi postavio pitanje:
‘Kao feministkinje, kakav internet želimo, i šta treba da uradimo da ga takvim napravimo?’
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IGF 2012, Baku did change anything?

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Originally published on One World Platform Internet rights, Womens rights and on Human rights must be encoded into the fabric of internet governance dialogues on 12 November 2012, GenderIT.org

valentina hvale pellizzer - IGF Baku, closing speech - civil society
valentina hvale pellizzer – IGF Baku, closing speech – civil society

Looking backward to the Baku Internet Governance Forum did change anything or its just worsening? It was November 6-9, 2012, the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum was held in Azerbaijan, dedicated to the topic “Internet Governance for Sustainable Human, Economic and Social Development”. Continue reading “IGF 2012, Baku did change anything?”

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