Gender and the politics of technology – September 9th 2013


7:00 pm

Gender and the Politics of Technology

In the home and at work, women and men have different relationships to technology.  Women have traditionally been excluded from science and engineering and are put in the role of users and operators of new technology.  Do technologies like IVF and domestic machinery really benefit women or entrench their existing social roles?  How do shifts in technology affect the oppression of women?

Introductions from:

  • Cynthia Cockburn, feminist activist and author of Machinery of Dominance, Gender and Technology in the Making, and Brothers: Male Dominance and Technological Change
  • David King Human Genetics Alert
  • Feminist environmental activist (tbc)
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