As Covid-19 disrupts lives and societies across the globe, we talk to feminist activists about its intersection with gender and race. We hear how they’ve quickly adapted their digital practices, not only to circumvent the limitations of stay-at-home measures, but also as a means to tackle the virus’s impact on existing gender and racial inequalities. We hear how a Lebanese digital security expert has created a safe space for women and trans folks by ditching new technology for old and launching a lockdown radio station. We talk to activists from Brazil, India and Uruguay about their initiative to make the internet mirror all its users as the pandemic shifts our lives online. And we hear how social media is being used in Kenya to teach coding to girls whose access to computers has been curtailed by lingering lockdown measures.
Participants: Mariana Fossatti, Abir Ghattas, Linda Kamau, Anasuya Sengupta, Adele Vrana.
A Podcast by Esme Nicholson.
Illustration: CC BY NC ND 4.0 Arinda Craciun