HeForShe, Emma Watson and gender equality on Twitter 🕊

In my previous posts on #RESIST I’ve attempted to bring focus to issues found both inside and out of specific global south development contexts, more specifically those of norm-criticism and its possible (non)effects on the status quo; far-reaching consequences of alternative facts on social media; and pocket (smartphone) activism re: …

TED & TEDx Talks as activism, catalysts of norm-critique and moralism in matters of social change.

“..identity is performatively constituted by the very ‘expressions’ that are said to be its results” -Judith Butler To start off this third part to my blog post venture, I am focusing on a TEDx Talk by Ph.D Sara Edenheim at Umeå University on norm-criticism. As this talk alone may be …

The closet and the digital

(Featured image: Beatriz Varella) We are living in a moment where advances in human rights always seem to go hand in hand with conservative setbacks in response to the space won by social movements as “voices heard.” On the issue of LGBTI rights, this is not different. Just like women …

Dangers inherent to social media activism in a world full of ‘alternative facts’

Have you ever seen someone following up their comments on a picture on Instagram, or on say a Facebook post, with references? Yeah, I didn’t think so. What of US president Donald Trump -does he bother to back up his Twitter statements with facts, nah ah. *we all know that …

Activism, or just slacktivism?

Speaking about online or digital activism, it feels one always have to put in a disclaimer, stating something like: “Digital activism is often referred to as slacktivism, clicktivism or feel-good activism”. In a society where a big part of life is spent in front of a screen, is digital activism …