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 …

Development, Digital Advocacy & Animal Welfare.

— “Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they’re only animals.”  ― Theodor W. Adorno — If you have worked in a developing country before, one of the first things you will undoubtedly become aware of are the living standards of the people in that country as well as the …

The International Women’s day 2017: a global day of resistance in many ways

Part 3 of 4. The International Women’s day 2017 was according to the The Guardian, “one of the most highly charged and political International Women’s Days in living memory”[1]. Although a massive strike of women from paid-labour did not took place, as the organizers had promoted, there where some smaller …

Resisting digital colonization

In line with David´s last post on the harmful side of the digital activism, I invite our readers to reflect on new forms of control and resistance taking shape in globalization times, and their potentials in a post-capitalocene era. I start with a challenge: 18 years after the launch of …