Jasoosi Band Karo: Gendered Surveillance Of Journalists In Pakistan

Jasoosi Band Karo: Gendered Surveillance Of Journalists In Pakistan

Female journalists make for particularly apt subjects for research on social and gendered surveillance given their unique and visible position in public discourse in both online and offline spaces.
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‘Crazy Sumit’ Is Not A Prankster – He Is A Sexual Harasser

A Delhi-based Youtube "prankster" who goes by the name of 'Crazy Sumit' decided to gain his moments of internet fame by filming a video featuring him running up to unsuspecting women on the street, kissing them, and running away. His plan worked, and the video did go viral on social media.
Dear Zaira Wasim, You Do Not Have To Apologise

Dear Zaira Wasim, You Do Not Have To Apologise

Recently, Dangal star Zaira Wasim came faced online violence for a picture of her and J&K CM Mufti being circulated on social media.
Recommendations For Authorities To Ensure A Safer Web For Women

Recommendations For Authorities To Ensure A Safer Web For Women

Women and marginalized communities should have a safer web and authorities must ensure better reporting mechanisms and speedy implementation.
Feminism in India (FII) At IGF 2016 In Mexico

Feminism in India (FII) At IGF 2016 In Mexico

FII was at Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2016 in Guadlajara, Mexico and Founder Japleen Pasricha spoke at two different sessions presenting our research report on online violence against women in India.
Trolling On Internet: Dangerous Or Depressing?

Trolling On Internet: Dangerous Or Depressing?

Trolling in the name of freedom of speech!
How To Be A Misogynist, Entitled, Sexist Man On The Internet – A 101

How To Be A Misogynist, Entitled, Sexist Man On The Internet – A 101

After eight months of research on what to insert into my vagina, ten years of actually having periods, and twenty one years of having a uterus it was stupid of me to actually believe I would know as much as men.
Girl Gamers: Why Is GTA A 'Real' Game, But Candy Crush A 'Time Pass'?

Girl Gamers: Why Is GTA A ‘Real’ Game, But Candy Crush A ‘Time Pass’?

The gaming industry is a male-dominated space and when women try to make inroads, that space is threatened with repercussions like the Gamergate controversy of August 2014 which involved attacks on a woman game developer, Zoe Quinn. However despite such gender barriers, there will always be girls and mothers who choose gaming over other options.
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‘Real’ Effects of Our ‘Virtual’ Lives

While more and more women are reclaiming online spaces by using digital platforms to express their opinions and raise their voices, they live in constant fear of what it might mean for their offline lives. This, however, does not mean that the most ideal thing to do is to shut off and disconnect. The onus is on each one of us to make spaces safer for each other; more so on the privileged to call out their peers and ensure a safe and secure internet for all.
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I Said Yes But I Was Raped: Cyber Rape And Consent

I’m not here to give a solution to that problem. But I’ve been waiting for a long time, scared of telling anyone what I went through, for the fear of being judged, for the fear of my trauma being invalidated. For the fear of me again being denied my voice, like that night when I felt compelled to say “yes” because I couldn’t say “no.” I’m here to reclaim my voice as a survivor of cyber-rape.

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Med-Me-Not: Why The Stigma Around Medicines For Mental Illness?

People, whether they have a mental illness or not, often tend to think of medicines as an absolute no-no. The answer, in fact, lies with you.
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Meet Disha Chaudhari: FII’s Featured Writer Of April

Our featured writer for the month of April is DIsha Chaudhuri. Read about her best pieces and find out more about her in this interview!
It Took Me Years To Learn Oral Sex Isn't Terrible, Oral Rape Is

It Took Me Years To Learn Oral Sex Isn’t Terrible, Oral Rape Is

Took me years to peel off your words from my skin. Took me years to rub the roses off my eyes and see the red flags as they were. Took me years to learn oral sex isn't terrible, rape is. And that is what it was.