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The Editorial: The Internet and Sexuality

Our desire to connect is perhaps one of the human aspirations that both Sexuality and the Internet serve. And with the Internet we now have new ways, unthought of even twenty years ago, of connecting with each other, and even at times with ourselves, finding aspects of our selves that we did not know existed.

Wanting Monogamy as 1,946 Men Await my Swipe

Leaving Michael’s apartment one Tuesday morning, I smiled and said, “Have a good class today.” That may not sound like much, but I was trying to leave a hint: I was interested in more than our one-night-a-week thing. Understandably, he didn’t catch on. So a little later, I texted, “Could you send me a playlist…
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How Queer are your Dating Apps?

Online dating websites and apps are one of those technological innovations that people did not think would ever do well. How can one form a connection without physical interaction? Do you not need to know one another? Virtual is real was a much less known and accepted notion a few years ago. Today, online dating…

पहली बार इंटरनेट से जुड़ते लोग

फोटोग्राफ़र लॉरा डे रेनल ऐसे संगठनों की कोशिशों को कैमरे में क़ैद कर रही हैं, जो लोगों को पहली बार इंटरनेट से जोड़ने में मदद कर रहे हैं. मेडागास्कर के स्कूली छात्रों ने पहली बार इंटरनेट पर विकीपीडिया देखा और उससे मिली जानकारी को ब्लैकबोर्ड पर लिखा. लगभग एक दशक पहले 'वन लैपटॉप पर चाइल्ड'…

Stories for a near-future war: Swords and Gardens

A war is coming. A war our grandmothers fought and we thought had been won for good, will repeat itself in a different shape. We will have to forge new swords for the post-truth age where there will be no fair play and we will have to discover new ways to cultivate our heart-shaped gardens.

How do you Imagine a Feminist Internet?

By: Amla Pisharody In August 2016, APC along with some activists and feminists which also included Feminism in India revised and released the 17 Feminist Principles of the Internet. Often I have been asked “Why do we need Feminist Principles to run the Internet when women and queer individuals already have the freedom to access the…

अगर इन्टरनेट का अस्तित्व ही न होता तो?

अगर इन्टरनेट न होता, तो मुझे लगता है कि मैं खुद में बहुत ही असुरक्षित महसूस करती। इस बात से आप कोई अन्य अर्थ न निकालें – यहाँ मेरी बात में ज़्यादा ज़ोर ‘असुरक्षित’ से अधिक ‘बहुत ही’ पर है। इसी बात को दुसरे पहलु से देखें तो इसका अर्थ यह निकलता है कि इन्टरनेट…
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