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Fri Aug 19 16:36:06 EDT 2011


Dear Friend,

Five out every ten women in Kenya experience varied forms of violence
mostly perpetuated by men and boys. We are a network of men and boys
organizations working with men and boys for purposes of eliminating all
forms of violence against women and girls.

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> I. THOUGHTS AROUND...Erotica and the internet from the feminist
> perspective
> II. FEMINIST TALKS: EROTICS snapshots by GenderIT.org bloggers
> III. FEATURED RESOURCES
> IV. FLASHBACK: Edition Part 1 - Articles and analysis
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> What's the connection between sexuality and the internet? Why is
> internet censorship often accompanied by regulation of sexualities? How
> do people in different parts of the world use the internet in the
> exercise of sexual rights? After 3 years of interrogation into the
> politics of sexuality and the internet, the EROTICS research is out!
> Read the full study findings, commentaries & reflections on part 2 of
> the "EROTICS: Sex, rights and the net" GenderIT.org edition.
>
> * EROTICS full research report:
> www.genderit.org/resources/erotics-sex-rights-and-internet-research-study
>
> * EROTICS: Sex, rights and the net - Part 1:
> www.genderit.org/edition/erotics-sex-rights-and-net-part-1
>
> * More on the EROTICS project: http://erotics.apc.org
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> I.
> THOUGHTS AROUND...*Erotica and the internet from a feminist perspective*
> by Mabel Bianco, the president and founder of the Foundation for Study
> and Research on Women, Argentina
>
> Mabel Bianco accounts what the experience of researching and examining
> issues of sexuality in the internet mean to her and her organization -
> the Foundation for Study and Research on Women (FEIM): " Personally, I
> have always worked, studied, researched and written on sexuality,
> especially in women from childhood to old age, but regarding the effect
> on their lives and reproduction. Never before had I personally explored
> the intersection between the form of communication enabled by internet
> and sexuality, how this affects and impacts the lives of women."
> www.genderit.org/editorial/some-reflections-erotica-and-internet-feminist-perspective
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> II. FEMINIST TALKS: EROTICS snapshots by GenderIT.org bloggers
>
> Get intimate with the EROTICS research findings through a series of
> posts by the GenderIT bloggers and the EROTICS team. They provide a
> window into the rich and complex universe of the 3-year EROTICS project.
>
> *Brazil: An ethnographic approach - mapping sexuality on Orkut*
> Flavia Fascendini explores two communities on the Orkut social
> networking site on sexuality: one is a forum for anti-lesbian prejudice,
> and the second is a community aimed at legitimising romantic
> relationships between adults and adolescents. Both groups were studied
> as the part of the Brazilian EROTICS research project that focused on
> mapping the dynamic and complex policy shifts on internet regulation
> debates in Brazil.
> www.genderit.org/feminist-talk/brazil-ethnographic-approach-mapping-sexuality-orkut
>
> *India: Government should get out of the way*
> The net has often been portrayed by the media in India as "being a lair
> of sexual predators". Grady looks at some of the contradictions between
> policy and practice that were revealed by the EROTICS research in India,
> which explored the ways that young women negotiate risks online as they
> strategically use the internet to explore, define and challenge
> boundaries of gender and sexual norms.
> www.genderit.org/feminist-talk/india-government-should-get-out-way
>
> *USA: EROTICS responses to the Denver library*
> Tapping the groundbreaking findings of the US EROTICS report that
> investigated the mandated internet filtering in publicly-funded
> libraries, Flavia Fascendini leads a fictional dialogue with the Denver
> Public Library FAQ on content regulation.
> www.genderit.org/feminist-talk/usa-erotics-responses-denver-library-fictional-exchange-real-foundations
>
> *Internet in South Africa is more than meets the eye*
> Grady gives a glimpse into the final research of the EROTICS research in
> South Africa that explored lesbians and transgender people use of the
> Internet, and how content regulation measures can constrain the
> internet's democratising and empowering potential for LGBTI persons in
> the country.
> www.genderit.org/feminist-talk/internet-south-africa-more-meets-eye
>
> *Lebanon: Free speech is a gateway crime*
> The recent controversy surrounding the Gay Girl in Damascus (who turned
> out to be anything but) has this blogger scratching his head. Why are we
> all so focused on how MacMaster misled us, and not on the real issue?
> www.genderit.org/feminist-talk/lebanon-free-speech-gateway-crime
>
> *Thanks for All the Cash*
> Maya Ganesh shares her experience at the VIII International Association
> for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society Conference (IASSCS) at a
> presentation about sexual rights activism in the middle east.
> www.genderit.org/feminist-talk/thanks-all-cash
>
> *Online pornography and sex education*
> Kevicha Echols reflects on porn literary and sex education for young
> people at a IASSCS session, comparing the sharings with what she
> discovered through the EROTICS research in the US.
> www.genderit.org/feminist-talk/online-pornography-and-sex-education
>
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> III. FEATURED RESOURCES
>
> *EROTICS: Sex, rights and the internet - an exploratory research study*
> How is the internet a key public sphere for the struggle for sexual
> citizenship and the exercise of sexual rights? What is its value to a
> diversity of users, especially those most marginalised or discriminated
> against because of their sexual, gender or other forms of social
> identity? Why do arguments for the regulation of the internet anchor on
> the moral imperative to regulate sexuality? Who are the key actors
> influencing processes of decision making, and what are the ways in which
> the potentially liberatory impact of the internet is being constricted
> and narrowed? The 3 year EROTICS research project delves into the
> complex world of sexuality and internet regulation, and uncovers
> interesting insights to these questions from Brazil, India,
> Lebanon, South Africa and the US. The full research findings and a
> synthesis chapter is presented in this report.
> www.genderit.org/resources/erotics-sex-rights-and-internet-research-study
>
> Check out other EROTICS publications:
>
> *EROTICS Summary Report*, Jac sm Kee et al, 2011
> www.genderit.org/sites/default/upload/APC_WNSP_EROTICS__IssuePaper.pdf
>
> *EROTICS Policy Review*, Mabel Bianco and Andrea Mariño, 2009
> www.genderit.org/sites/default/upload/APCEROTICS_PolicyReview.pdf
>
> *EROTICS Literature Review*, Manjima Bhattacharjya and Maya Indira Ganesh,
> 2009 www.genderit.org/sites/default/upload/APCEROTICS_LiteratureReview.pdf
>
> *Media Brief: Censorship, sexuality and the internet*, 2010
> www.apc.org/en/system/files/EroTICsBriefingEN_0.pdf
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> FLASHBACK:
> EROTICS Edition Part 1 - Articles and analysis
>
> *Sex and the net - It starts with rights* (editorial)
> Jac sm Kee introduces the context of internet regulation in the face of
> gender and sexual inequality and discrimination, and the existing key
> gaps in evidence-based policy development that is grounded on the
> perspective of a diversity of users who turn to the internet in the
> exercise of their sexual rights that EROTICS aims to meet.
> www.genderit.org/editorial/sex-and-net-it-starts-rights
>
> *Lebanon and USA: Where is the line for sex on the internet?*
> Mavic Cabrera-Balleza speaks with EROTICS researchers Melissa Hope
> Ditmore and Kevicha Echols as well as LGBT activist Nadine Moawad about
> the effect that filtering and censorship have on sexual expression and
> access to information, particularly for youth and LGBT persons.
> www.genderit.org/articles/lebanon-and-usa-where-line-sex-internet
>
> *EROTICS raises fascinating new questions*
> As the EROTICS project comes to a close, Grady Johnson asked sexual
> rights activists and academics to share their thoughts about the
> research findings and its potential impact.
> www.genderit.org/articles/erotics-raises-fascinating-new-questions
>
> *EROTICS in Brazil: The complex universe of sexuality on the internet*
> In this interview with Flavia Fascendini, the EROTICS Brazil team talked
> about their participation as an opportunity to address the nuanced
> impact of new internet legislation on sexuality in the country.
> www.genderit.org/articles/erotics-brazil-complex-universe-sexuality-internet
>
> *India and South Africa:  The hidden story of sex on the internet*
> The EROTICS research in India revealed that sex on the internet includes
> a vibrant ecosystem of individuals sharing and discovering their
> sexuality online, and a space for sexual and identity rights activists
> to organise and advocate for change. Esther Nasikye speaks to Manjima
> Bhattacharjya (EROTICS India) and Prof. Jeanne Prinsloo and Nyx McLean
> (EROTICS South Africa) on their experiences and findings.
> www.genderit.org/articles/india-and-south-africa-hidden-story-sex-internet
>
> *New research on sexuality and the internet is an 'eye-opener'*
> Gus Hossein of Privacy International speaks candidly on this video
> interview with Karen Higgs of APC on his take on EROTICS, and its value
> and impact to advocacy work on privacy rights. Republished from apc.org
> www.genderit.org/articles/new-research-sexuality-and-internet-eye-opener
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