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Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 15:09:27 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: From Fay Patel


>I would like to get in touch with those persons who indicated an interest
>in participating in a panel discussion on CYBERFEMINISM AT THE GRADUATE
>STUDENT CONFERENCE IN AUSTIN in March 1999.
>
>Here are some ideas for my contribution. Please feel free to engage on the
>issue and to clarify other perspectives which we may include in our
>discussion papers.
>
>If you will be part of the panel please send the abstract with all
>personal and professional details and forward to me.
>
>Idea about what the panel may cover overall :
>
>FIFTY WORD ABSTRACT FOR THE CONFERENCE MATERIALS
>
>Something like the following?
>
>Panel discussion on the issue of cyberfeminism and the broader contexts of
>the concept. Four panelists will explore the notions of cyberfeminism from
>their cultural orientations. This presentation intends to contribute to
>the the existing body of  knowledge some alternate perspectives on the
>subject and debating whether the field can and should become more
>inclusive. In diversifying the notion of cyberfeminism we can address
>questions of gender imbalances and inequalities in reality and virtual
>reality.
>
>
>
>
>MY PROPOSED TOPIC   :
>
>CYBERGENDERISM - SHARING,EXTENDING AND REDEFINING CYBERSPACIAL BOUNDARIES
>
>
> ABSTRACT  :
>
>As each decade passes by we add another ism to the long list of isms which
>already affect our personal and professional lives. Among these is
>Cyberfeminism. A term as significant and as threatening as many before
>this one have been. Cyberfeminism, according to feminist scholars such as
>d"Aprano(1995) and Gajjala (1998), embraces the complex world of women
>and provides them with a sense of safety,
>privacy,power,equity,creativity,confidence, digmity and respect. This
>presentation extends the notion of cyberfeminism to include all people and
>it transcends culture, age, race and culture. It introduces the term
>CYBERGENDERISM and looks beyond cyberfeminism. Cybergenderism is about
>sharing, extending and redefining cyberspacial boundaries. It is all
>inclusive since it seeks to strike gender balance in cyberspace by aiming
>at gender fairness and gender equity at all costs.
>
>The paper will clarify the terms cyberfeminism and cybergenderism. It will
>identify the issues which are shared across  cyberspacial boundaries and
>which hamper cyberspacial relationships. Finally, it will raise questions
>about whether we in fact take to our cyberworlds all the baggage which we
>carry in our real worlds and  whether we allow others to explore gender
>relationships in the safety of an enviroment which we ourselves want.
>
>
>Fay
>
>



   

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