It might be hard to believe that internet; one of the basic needs of present society can be unknown to some. The women in rural parts of Nepal have no idea of what internet is, some of them have not even seen or heard of a computer. I don’t know if writing about the problems faced by women while accessing the internet is appropriate while most of them have no knowledge of it. It can be considered as one of the reflections of the patriarchy our society depended upon. The patriarchal influence today is less as compared to the past; still it exists. Hopefully this will also even out in the days to come. Now moving on to the problems faced by women who have enough knowledge to access the internet. Internet cafes popularly known as cyber cafes can be found almost everywhere in town areas. The prices are also affordable, rs.25/hour. However the power cuts; 12hrs a day makes it difficult to access internet. It hardly makes it possible to use internet from home, making it even harder for women accessing it through the cafes. Inverter; a machine that provides electricity even during power cuts is available but again not affordable to all. Maybe these are just excuses justifying that the women in Nepal are still unaware of the advantages of internet. That internet is capable of more than just Facebook or Twitter or Youtube.
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