Conron and S. Landers conceptualized the Massachusetts Gender Measures Project. Conron conducted the field work and analyzed the data. Conron and R. Sell framed the article, and all authors wrote it.
Big data and sexual surveillance
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Lola, a year old woman from the suburbs of a large Indonesian city, was studying in Melbourne when she first started having sex. Like others who took part in a study I was running about the sexualities of unmarried Indonesian women pursuing education overseas, Lola felt empowered by travelling and studying abroad, yet constrained by intense sexual policing from afar. Despite her distance from home, she felt she was under constant surveillance by family and society, both those in Melbourne and Indonesia. Surveillance, including the perception of surveillance, restricted her sexual independence and autonomy even in Australia. In the summer of , I worked closely with 16 single Indonesian women between the ages of 18 and 34 from all over Indonesia who were studying in Melbourne. My research focused on their experiences of mobility, sexuality and womanhood. This community of women, like Lola, spoke of feeling constantly monitored, scrutinised and policed by others and feeling as if they were surrounded by security cameras.
Sex and Gender in the US Health Surveillance System: A Call to Action
Nicole Shephard is a feminist researcher and writer interested in the gender and tech nexus, surveillance, intersectionality and digital activism. The work of caring and writing about sexual surveillance elicits occasional productive puzzlement over its precise meaning. Questions usually boil down to versions of —.
Big data, metadata and the technologies used to collect, store and analyse them are by no means neutral, but come with their own exclusions and biases. This paper highlights the gendered and racialised effects of data practices; outlines the overlapping nature of state, commercial and peer surveillance; and maps the challenges and opportunities women and queers encounter on the nexus between data, surveillance, gender and sexuality. Vulnerable communities as well as sexual rights activists are at heightened risk of data-driven modes of surveillance.