Feminist Talk

Posted by Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) on 2020-08-03

This piece was originally published by the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA). You can also consult their recent analysis, using the TBTT mapping tool, of online gender-based violence in the Philippines in this article. While the Internet has grown to become a basic need for people to access information, services, and form social connections and communities, it similarly allows for same...

Posted by APC Women’s Rights Programme (WRP) on 2020-05-18

The world is suddenly and radically changed. But this is not the radical change that we as feminists, activists, thinkers and campaigners had hoped for. At the APC Women’s Rights Programme (WRP) we believe in putting people at the centre and leading with care and responsibility for each other, ourselves and the planet. We work towards imagining and making a feminist internet, and as much as the...

Posted on 2019-11-25

Take Back the Tech! is a campaign that reclaims the internet and women's often ignored herstory with technology, exploring and encouraging the creative use of digital technologies to denounce and eliminate online gender-based violence (GBV). Its name echoes back to the Take Back the Night marches all over the world, where women reclaimed public streets as their own, especially at night when they...

Posted by Florie Dumas-Kemp on 2019-11-20

A daisy with a blurry pastel background, a sunset in an enchanting landscape, more flowers, coffee cups... If you are a Whatsapp user, you've probably encountered them a lot: “good morning” forwards. They might be flowing through your Whatsapp family groups, you might forward them yourself or you might be tired of seeing them everyday. Apparently, these specific forwards are so popular around...

Posted on 2019-10-22

For Take Back the Tech! the internet is a space for play, exploration, experimentation and learning, as well as a vital political space of free association and expression. That’s why we created a series of online sharing sessions so that TBTT campaigners and other curious cyberfeminists from all over the world can participate, create and put their knowledge into action to occupy the internet...

Posted by Florencia Goldsman on 2019-10-04

The movements denouncing sexual violence are unstoppable. We noted this in our previous post and questions continue to emerge: some focus on the way people are publicly shamed in "escraches"*, others on whether the internet is a legitimate place to denounce violence, and about its characteristics with respect to the over-exposure of both the victims and the aggressors. In order to follow up on...

Posted by Florencia Goldsman on 2019-06-24

Why do women still have to file reports of violence anonymously? Because we are talking about things that no one ever imagined. Why do we choose to do it over social media platforms? Because (for now) they remain the most accessible bridge to a large number of people. How can confidentiality be preserved at a time when there is an urgent need to publicly shame aggressors? Find out in this article

Posted by Seyi Akiwowo, Executive Director Glitch on 2018-12-17

During #16daysofactivism 2018 the wonderful Take Back the Tech! team held a South to South Solidarity Tweetchat. This was an opportunity to begin to dissect intersectional and international solidarity. As a young black woman from the global North, this started with me sitting back, listening to and learning from allies and  activists in the global South. I think it’s safe to say the 90s is one of...

Posted on 2018-08-17

We worked closely with Luchadoras and SocialTic, campaigners in Mexico, to develop this list of manifestations of online gender-based violence based on case documentation. Use it in your work and activism, and please share it widely!

Posted on 2018-03-07

During the last Take Back the Tech! campaign for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a new local campaigner popped up in Egypt. Bnt Al Masarwa, a feminist band, holds storytelling circles where women share their experiences of violence and discrimination. Then those stories are turned into songs. Bnt Al Masarwa wrote about their unique songwriting process for the campaign, and...