Always heard Delhi is unsafe for women? There is now a digital map which maps crowdsourced pleasure pockets in Delhi by women.
There are many apps for "women's safety", but unfortunately, there is no app for reforming a morass in law enforcement or dismantling the patriarchy.
Women and marginalized communities should have a safer web and authorities must ensure better reporting mechanisms and speedy implementation.
Sexism, racism, homophobia and misogyny masquerading as “free speech” has only done irreparable harm by reinforcing toxic, discriminatory majoritarianism, leaving behind several unfortunate marginalisations in its wake. If the free speech that incites minority-ism is left unchecked even on the internet, there will truly be no avenues left for the more vulnerable groups to exist and articulate freely.
Why do we need Feminist Principles to run the Internet when women and queer individuals already have the freedom to access the internet ‘just like men’, you are just as safe or vulnerable”
Online harassment against women has become as common as street harassment in the offline world.
Until we support each other to reclaim online space and together demand for reforms in the legislations as well as ‘community guidelines’ on various platforms, we cannot be equal on the Internet, and we NEED to be equal online.
For a very long time, I thought that digital security does not concern me because there was hardly anything of relevance from my digital existence that was of any potential significance.
With the rise of cyber crimes, pronouncement of cyber cells in cities seem like a next feasible step. In India, there are 10 cyber cells.
Nighat Dad is a Pakistani lawyer and digital rights activist who campaigns actively to educate people about the rights and responsibilities they have in a digital space.