Net neutrality reversal puts women’s issues at risk

Los Angeles-based CityWatch details Why Net Neutrality Is a Feminist Issue in a commentary on the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) upcoming vote whether to revoke the underlying regulation protecting network neutrality. The article argues that ‘For women, whose online voices are already marginalized, the loss of the open internet is a threat to online agency, autonomy, representation, power and wealth.’ This particularly affects controversial women’s issues, ‘including reproductive rights and abortion, protection against sexual violence and rape, child marriage, domestic violence and gender equality in the workplace’.