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 …

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 …