Why Does the Internet Hate Women?
Sunday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Austin Convention Center
Austin Convention Center
This panel makes the case that online harassment against women must be characterized as gender violence with huge impact to human rights and free speech. No one is safe from online harassment, but there is a huge difference between the way men and women are affected by this problem in online discussions. Men usually have their competence and skills questioned, whereas attacks against women are mostly sexually related. They range from critics to her appearance to even rape threats, and they are widespread. The case of Anita Sarkeesian and Caroline Criado-Perez are only two high-profile examples of the millions of aggression suffer online every day. The cost to society is enormous: they undermine the dignity of women, reduce them to sexualized bodies and delegitimize their voices as citizens. The result is detaching them from online discussions and suppressing their opinions or contributions to society (from bold activism actions to simple tasks as creating YouTube videos about fashion).
Amanda Luz is the editor-in-Chief of MdeMulher, the biggest website network for female audience in Brazil. Working with a dozen magazine brands that reaches a great number of Brazilian women, she i...Show the rest
Amanda Luz is the editor-in-Chief of MdeMulher, the biggest website network for female audience in Brazil. Working with a dozen magazine brands that reaches a great number of Brazilian women, she is able to explore closely in which ways the conversation and depiction of women by media is received by audiences and build content distribution strategies for very different brands such as ELLE Brasil, Cosmopolitan Brasil, InStyle Brasil etc.
Prior, she was Head of Social Media for female brands at Editora Abril and had a side-project on viral content distribution Grunz.com.br. Also worked as digital projects manager for female audience in Berlin, Germany.Hide the rest
Juliana de Faria
Juliana de Faria is a Brazilian journalist and founder of Think OLGA, a feminist think tank focused on empowering Brazilian women that promotes workshops, panels, meetings, books, crowdsourcing pro...Show the rest
Juliana de Faria is a Brazilian journalist and founder of Think OLGA, a feminist think tank focused on empowering Brazilian women that promotes workshops, panels, meetings, books, crowdsourcing projects and exhibitions.
She is also responsible for Chega de Fiu Fiu ("Enough With The Cat Calling", in portuguese), a campaign whose goal is to end violence against women and street harassment in Brazil. It sparked a nationwide and a never before seen discussion about the topic. Earlier this year, Juliana launched chegadefiufiu.com.br, a crowdsourced map where women can denounce, locate and describe any case of gender harassment or assault. It helped mapping the type and context of violence against women in Brazil.
Juliana has published an e-book about violence against women via Companhia das Letras, one the most important publishing houses in the country. It is entitled Meu Corpo Não É Seu (My Body Does Not Belong To You).Hide the rest