Feminist Net Politics


Surveillance Intersectional: historical continuities

The surveillance of women and their bodies has a long-standing tradition. The intersectional perspective of these historical lines shifts the focus from individual surveillance technologies and practices applied by states and corporations to power relations that underpin surveillance.

By Nicole Shephard

A shift in digital borders

Mobile phone checks spying on refugees and the unemployed on social networks, automated monitoring systems: the broadening of surveillance systems is massively impacting sections of the population, forcing them, and eventually all of us, into marginalization.

By Sonja Peteranderl

Under Surveillance: Cameras at every intersection

Even in 2018, most queers know something about hiding. We know why you don’t have to be a criminal to need the cover of darkness. So do refugees and migrants, people with dark skin, and people who wear hijabs or turbans.

By Dia Kayyali

Social Sorting as a Tool for Surveillance

The female body is constantly under surveillance - in private spaces as well as in public. Surveillance is about power. It is not just about a violation of privacy, but also an issue of social sorting.

By Shmyla Khan

Feminist net politics - Perspectives and scope for action

This study, the main aspects of which have been published here, was compiled in 2012 on behalf of the Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy. It outlines perspectives in queer-feminist net politics, summarizes existent gender policy approaches with regard to net politics, and describes the relevant fields from a feminist perspective.

By Kathrin Ganz

The Regulation of Online-harassment

Violent communication has relevant effects on queer feminist internet activism. This article focuses on options and necessities of regulating such forms of violent anti-feminist and racist communication. How to prevent or to stop violent online-communication?

By Gitti Hentschel, Francesca Schmidt