Feminist Practice of Technology is a growing idea that gives perspectives on technology. It poses questions and defines issues relating to technology from feminist perspectives, taking into account various women’s realities, women’s relationships with technologies, women’s participation in technology development and policy-making, power dynamics in technologies and feminist analysis of the social effects of technologies.
It is also an approach to training that defines the core values that comprise feminist technology training. It is based on the experiences of women and feminists in and with technology training.
What has technology got to do with it?
Online spaces reflect real life situations right from how technology is made- programming to using the device. Women still have no control over the use of technologies and there is need for them to take up the spaces. Given the great role of ICTs in transmitting essential information for development, and offering new opportunities; use cell phones to send messages. There is need to think about the actual design of the tech, language etc and take up these spaces just as on the streets.
What’s gender got to do with it?
Online spaces reflect real life aspects of inequality
- Technology has resulted in new issues for women and in new permutations of women’s issues
- New avenues for abuse, entrenching inequalities and marginalizing already silenced voices
- Technology provides new solutions and approaches to addressing women’s issues;
- Asks how women’s realities influence how technologies are developed, used, appropriated and benefited from
- Asks how technologies are changing women’s realities
- Assessing how they can be developed and appropriated to support and facilitate women’s rights agendas
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Source: WOUGNET Feminist eXchange Training