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: …

Is the idea of a new transnational feminist movement falling apart?

Part 4 of 4. What has happened after the successful international mobilizations for women’s rights on the International Women’s day (IWD) the 8th of March? While studying the activism on social media platforms of the two main actors of these mobilizations (the Women’s March on Washington and Women’s March Global …

Digital anarchy, anonymity & libertinism: The Internet is a lawless state.

— “The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand; the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” ― Eric Schmidt — The idea of a decentralized stateless society in which people interact with purely voluntary ideological and moral transactions exemplifies the internet’s inherent architectural anarchism. Although unpremeditated, the …

The Pussyhat Movement – a Very Analogue, and a Very Digital Movement

Imagine using knitting needles and yarn and a shared song to manifest women’s rights… The “Pussyhat” movement started in the US in late November last year, in response to Donald Trump’s infamous statement “Grab them by the pussy” during the election campaign. During the Women’s March – a protest demonstration …