File spoon-archives/seminar-13.archive/cyberfem_1998-2000/seminar-13.9810, message 6


Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 16:15:40 -0400
Subject: Re: From Fay Patel


Hi, Fay!

I am planning on being one of the 4 panelists for this conference.  I am
really looking forward to it.  I will send an abstract sometime this
week.  I would like to look into elitism/classism within cyberfeminism
and how that affects women who have access to cyberspace.  In other
words, inclusive of "cybergenderism" there should be a look into exactly
"who" can/has access, and what about those women who cannot/do not have
access, etc.  Would it be too much to also include how activism can be
another positive of "cyberfeminism"?  

Thanks!

Aiko Joshi

On Mon, 12 Oct 1998 15:09:27 -0400 (EDT) cyberdiva
<radhik-AT-bgnet.bgsu.edu> writes:
>>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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