File spoon-archives/seminar-13.archive/cyberfem_1998-2000/seminar-13.9810, message 8


Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 09:51:03 -0400
Subject: Re: From Fay Patel


Hi, Fay!

Will email you my part this weekend.  Take care!

Aiko

On Tue, 13 Oct 1998 10:24:00 -0400 (EDT) Feiziya Patel
<patelf-AT-bgnet.bgsu.edu> writes:
>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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