File spoon-archives/seminar-13.archive/cyberfem_1998-2000/seminar-13.9810, message 7


Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 10:24:00 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: From Fay Patel


Dear Aiko


Thank you for your prompt response. A conference such as this one is
exploratory so you may present what you feel is necessary .

I think that the issue you raise is a very important one and that it will
blend well into the theme of cyberfeminisn/genderism and the questions of
access, power, safety, privacy etc

Go ahead and share your abstract. We shall have to have a submission before
or by November 1. There was a third person who indicated interest.

Can we have all 3 or 4 abstracts emailed to me with the full information of
who you are, which institution and all the relevant details . Deadline to
send off to me is October 19, 1998. Thereafter I shall communicate directly
with the panelists and make a formal submission by  November 1.

Thanks
Fay








>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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