Voice, Visibility and A Variety of Viciousness (VVV) Report is now downloadable!
Hello Empowered folks!
Empower is launching the VVV Report – Voice, Visibility and A Variety of Viciousness: A Malaysian Study of Women’s Lived Realities on Social Media, today at Art For Grabs! The launch will be held with a forum on Rape & Hate Online: The Hidden Cost of A Malicious Culture.
We get told too often that what happens online is not real, that the rape threat is only meant as a joke. That a private social media group that objectifies women is just that, private. And that all of these actions do no harm. How true is that? What options do we have in the face of such online hate and attacks? Is keeping silent a solution?
Are women and girls particularly at risk? Or do men and boys face the same hate, harassment and violence online? What are the costs? Is there anything we can do as individuals or as a society?
Let’s discuss, unpack and build solidarity against such a malicious culture.
1. Maryam Lee, feminist, writer
2. Nalisa A. Amin, social media influencer
3. Kok Sen Wai, Editor for The Malaysian Feminist page on Facebook
4. Serene Lim, Empower, Research and Resource Development Officer
This forum is part of Art For Grabs: Laundromat of Love, Sat 16 & Sun 17 Dec 2017, at The School, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya.
Datang lah, tunggu apa lagi?
Anyway, for those faraway folks from Perlis to Iceland, those who can’t physically be here – the report is downloadable here.