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‘GamerGate’ and Gendered Hate Speech

Thiago Alves Pinto 19th November 2014

What is ‘GamerGate’? Some say it is a movement demanding higher ethics in journalism, but this post will argue that it is yet another instance of sexism and hate speech online which remains unaddressed by States and online companies. The whole GamerGate issue started when Zoe Quinn, a game developer in the United States, was […]

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'GamerGate' and Gendered Hate Speech

admin 19th November 2014

What is ‘GamerGate’? Some say it is a movement demanding higher ethics in journalism, but this post will argue that it is yet another instance of sexism and hate speech online which remains unaddressed by States and online companies. The whole GamerGate issue started when Zoe Quinn, a game developer in the United States, was […]

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UK Efforts to Criminalize Revenge Porn: Not a Scandal, but a Sex Crime

Laura Hilly 31st October 2014

International headlines were made in August when hackers stole from private devices and online accounts naked images of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Kate Upton and published them for the world to see.  This intrusion shines a spotlight on a growing form of gender-based violence: revenge porn. Age-old misogynistic exploitation of women’s bodies […]

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CEDAW Issues a Historic Ruling in a Gender Violence Case

Gema Fernandez Rodriguez de Lievana 28th August 2014

In its recent ruling on the case of Ángela González, a Spanish gender violence survivor who fought for years to protect herself and her daughter Andrea, the CEDAW Committee found the Spanish State responsible for violating the CEDAW Convention. For 20 years, Ángela was in a violent relationship with her partner, the father of her […]

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Mega event tactics: Brazil’s Sex Industry During the World Cup 2014

Janine Ewen 10th July 2014

On 23rd May 2014, police from the 76th Police Precinct in Niterói, near Rio de Janeiro, invaded (without judicial authorisation) a building occupied by 300 sex workers and other residents. Around 100 sex workers were taken for investigation at police stations.  It is believed to be a part of mass hygienisation (social cleansing) in the […]

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