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Websites, social networks, testimonies platforms, where women organize themselves and speak up
Influence on the rest of the society?

Projet Crocodiles. Stop Harcèlement de rue. (c’est quoi le slut shaming? Clique) L’article que j’ai écrit sur Madmoizelle raconte comment j’ai récemment répondu à différentes agressions verbales sexistes et/ou sexuelles (grâce notamment aux conseils du blog « Projet Crocodiles »), et vous pouvez le lire ici. Voilà. Cette (première?) Petite mise au point me semblait nécessaire.Ceux qui me connaissent dans la vie savent que je suis intransigeante dès qu’il s’agit de l’égalité homme-femme.

Paye Ta Shnek. PAYE TA SHNEK. “Eh là toi, viens-là, allez caresse moi!”


Rennes — 2h du matin, je rentrais d'un baby sitting à deux pas de chez moi. Les réverbères de ma rue ne marchaient pas, il était sous le porche de l'immeuble voisin au mien. Lesbeton. Depuis ce fameux vendredi 13, je ne sais plus quelle attitude adopter.


Est-ce que je publie comme d’habitude un témoignage pour dénoncer le harcèlement lesbophobe ou est-ce que je prends le temps de parler des attentats deux minutes ? J’espère que vous avez deux minutes. En tant que féministe, lesbienne et personne racisée, j’ai ressenti un grand malaise à la lecture des textes partagés en masse sur les réseaux sociaux. No More Street Harassment. A post in honor of all women Olympians!

No More Street Harassment

The Olympics are here, and you know what that means. Tons of men oogling women who play certain sports, yet criticizing and disparaging women who participate in other sports. My male friends are no exception to the rule, as they’re glued to the TV whenever women’s beach volleyball is on, and saying nasty remarks about women weightlifters. Here are just a few of the amazing women Olympians. Sarah Robles, the highest ranked American weightlifter, who has had difficulty getting sponsorships that could help her improve her career.

The everyday sexism project. Women speak out about online abuse. 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

Take Back The Tech! is a call to everyone, especially women and girls, to take control of technology to end violence against women. It's a global, collaborative campaign project that highlights the problem of tech-related violence against women, together with research and solutions from different parts of the world. The campaign offers safety roadmaps and information and provides an avenue for taking action. – camillelavoipierre

On passe à l'action pour des bars, festivals, rues et transports conviviaux ! Stop Street Harassment. Observatorio contra el Acoso Callejero. Hollaback! You have the power to end harassment. The Tor network: improving privacy & security on the Internet.

Overview The Tor network is a group of volunteer-operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet.

The Tor network: improving privacy & security on the Internet

Tor's users employ this network by connecting through a series of virtual tunnels rather than making a direct connection, thus allowing both organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Along the same line, Tor is an effective censorship circumvention tool, allowing its users to reach otherwise blocked destinations or content.

Tor can also be used as a building block for software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Individuals use Tor to keep websites from tracking them and their family members, or to connect to news sites, instant messaging services, or the like when these are blocked by their local Internet providers.

Journalists use Tor to communicate more safely with whistleblowers and dissidents. A branch of the U.S. Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) Bengaluru's all-women 'hackathon' for promoting women safety. ET Bureau Sep 14, 2015, 10.23AM IST (From this event came apps…) By J Vignesh BENGALURU: When Durga came out with its Durga Alarm in the city's public transport -which enables women in distress to raise an alarm -it understood just what social innovation can do for the cause of tackling sexual harassment.

Bengaluru's all-women 'hackathon' for promoting women safety

Meanwhile, Janaki Shantharam, co-founder of talent recruitment firm Dexter talent labs, was attending one of Durga's training sessions. It struck that they can collaborate. "Hackathons are the best way to bring in social innovation. "We are all working professionals. Personal reasons too were a driving factor for the participants. Hike messenger, one of the sponsors of the event, said they were keen to participate in an all-women hackathon since hackathons are usually male-dominated. Projet Gaspard. Vamos juntas? #mencallmethings hashtag. #shoutingback - Recherche sur Twitter. #safetytipsforladies - Recherche sur Twitter. #silentnomore : Our message to trolls - no, we won't shut up.

“Don’t feed the trolls.”

This is interesting because it deals with the backlash that also follow some women intiatives such as the use of hashtags. In this case, it seems that #silentnomore has also come to lost some of its specificity as people have started using it in many other contexts (which is why I didn't attach the twitter link). – camillelavoipierre

So tenacious is this mantra’s grip on our collective conscious that any deviation from the one true anti-trolling path results in a barrage of advice which basically amounts to two words: “shut up”.

#silentnomore : Our message to trolls - no, we won't shut up

The theory, like that strange childhood belief in the invisibility of those who close their eyes, being that if you don’t react, the troll can’t hurt you – or at least the troll will get bored and go away. Now, this is all very well – and perhaps it works in those cases of trolling when the sole intent of the troll is to disrupt conversation and, this time like a naughty child, gain attention. But what if, like other sectors of the human race, trolls aren’t a monolithic mass? What if, rather than wanting to disrupt conversations, they just want to stop them permanently? To some perhaps, this response proves the adage; by talking about abuse we were “feeding” the trolls, so we got what we deserved.

These people are wrong.