The discipline of hope

And there it was, one of that rare zen moments everyone experience once in while. Mind/heart/stomach came all together and a shift happened. I am shifted, enlightened, transformed by a collective intelligence driven by feminism, solidarity, recognition of each others and most of all thanks to people who looks and experience life in one of the most difficult condition of confinement.

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Worst is a word, whose echo depends on the vastness of the cave

Two years ago the main struggle in mine and my twins lives was making sense of my partner’s / their father’s suicide and one of the twins’ fresh diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, a chronic condition.

We entered 2020 with the quiet hope of resilience.

A few days after the start of spring in the northern hemisphere, we are in an almost total lock down, initiated by the news from Italy. In few weeks we went from no schools of any grade running, to everything but services of public use shut down; younger of 18 years old and older of 65 years old forbidden to exit their homes; police officers going from door to door and checking if people, who have received an order for self-quarantine and isolation, comply with it.

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Principi femministi di internet

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Principi femministi di internet 2.0 – una traduzione (da migliorare)

Principi Femministi di internet (PDF)

Preambolo – Un internet femminista si impegna a dare potere al maggior numero di donne e soggetti_e queer – nel rispetto delle proprie diversitè – per godere in maniera completa dei propri diritti, partecipare al piacere e al gioco e smantellare il patriarcato. Tutto questo, integrando le realtà di ognuna_o, contesti e specificità – incluse età, disabilità, sessualità, identità di genere ed espressione, condizioni socio-economiche, convinzioni religiose e politiche, provenienze etniche e/o razza. I principi chiave enumerati di seguito sono critici per realizzare un internet femminista.

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In plain sight, on sexuality, rights and the internet in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka

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EROTICS Sexuality and internet
EROTICS

A feminist framework at the intersection of Internet with sexuality and rights

How to make sense of what we experience? How to use evidence to transform? Which frameworks to use? And why a feminist framework? The first most simple and direct answer would be: why not?! EROTICS fits within the the Feminist Principle of the internet that “want to provide a framework for women’s movements to articulate and explore issues related to technology and to offer a gender and sexual rights lens on critical internet-related rights”.

In 2014 the Association for Progressive Communication – Women’s Rights Programme (APC-WRP) brought together 52 women’s rights, sexual rights and internet rights activists from six continents together in Malaysia to #imagineafeministinternet. Many at this meeting were part of the first iteration of the EROTICS global network that had led research on sexuality in seven countries. The questions raised at the meeting were – “What does it take to create a feminist internet? Is a feminist internet possible? How has the internet shifted the way we understand power, politics, activism and agency?” There was a need felt to have a political compass around the internet, on how to use and share, to build upon while contributing to movement building, proposing legislation, create new narratives.

What does it take to create a feminist internet? Is a feminist internet possible?

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