Sluts 'r' us: Intersections of gender, protocol and agency in the digital age

  title={Sluts 'r' us: Intersections of gender, protocol and agency in the digital age},
  author={Nishant Shah},
  journal={First Monday},
  • Nishant Shah
  • Published 26 March 2015
  • Sociology, Art
  • First Monday
When it comes to examining the relationship between digital technologies and gender, our discourse has fallen into two pre-wired sets of responses: The first set approaches gender as something that is operationalised through the digital, thus producing the rhetoric of ICT4D and women’s empowerment through access to the digital. This also gives rise to the DIY cultures that makes women responsible for the safety of their bodies and selves, and puts the blame of sexual violence or abuse back onto… 
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