The first season of Deep Dives - Sexing the Interwebs won the South Asian Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2017 in the “Best web series" /"Special edition” category. Rohini Lakshané was one of ten contributors to the series of long form essays on the intersection of gender, sexuality and the Internet.
Rohini's essay titled "The trouble with being a woman in FOSS" shines a light on women's experiences of facing sexism and abuse in the FOSS domain.
The series contributors, who Point of View congratulated as “the real stars of this award”, are:
- Neha Mathews, for a piece on the lives of gamer girls in India
- Nishita Jha, who reported behind the lens of women’s nudies
- Nadika Nadja, for a personal essay on dating as a transwoman
- Priya-Alika Elias, for a heartbreaking poem on young love and revenge porn
- Sheena D’Lima, who explored what schoolgirls use social media for
- P. Mani, for an essay on the joys of Literotica
- Rohini Lakshane, who took a hard look at what it means to be a woman in FOSS
- Afrah Shafiq, for an illustrated piece on lesbian women finding love online
- Amba Salelkar, for a piece on asking Google sex questions
- Shreya Ila Anasuya, for a report on India’s kinky social networks.
Read more about the award and the series on APC website