Porn. Panic. Ban.

I’m convinced we’re having the wrong conversation around digital porn.

“Because of the internet, I have been able to help women in Pakistan,” says blogger

The internet is viewed as a great equaliser of our times, providing access to opportunities and information at an unprecedented level. As internet users are set to become a three-billion-strong community this year, it becomes ever so important to step back, look beyond our own individual usage and see if this open and sustainable platform really is accessible to everyone equally and freely.

EROTICS, activism and feminist porn

Caroline Tagny interviewed Rohini Lashkané, who used to work with EROTICS India, and Sheena Magenya, from the Coalition of African Lesbians during the Global meeting on gender, sexuality and the internet in April 2014 to ask them how they understand pornography from their respective contexts, and how do they engage their activism with the intersection between sexual rights and internet rights.

Caroline Tagny: Should we start by introducing ourselves?

The World Wide Web of Desire: Content Regulation on the Internet

It is obvious that the discourse around content regulation has shifted mostly towards the protection of children from harmful content and child pornography on the internet. Any references to gender-related concerns were dropped, including even problematic conceptions that women and children need the paternalistic protection of the statei or international bodies from harmful content.

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