Event Title

Online Utopia: An Exploration of Feminist Experience Online

Presenter Information

Monica Valentin, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 123

Start Date

30-4-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 11:55 AM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

In Donna Haraways A Manifesto for Cyborgs Haraway argues that advancement of technology and space online is creating a more egalitarian space free of sexism, where categories of Male and Female are no longer necessary. This would assume that the internet is a third wave feminist utopia where all different voices and dialogs surround feminism and feminist embodiment can exist comfortably alongside each other. This presentation investigates this assumption about feminist engagement online (cyber-feminisum). Is cyber-feminism creating a space where different engagements with feminisms can coexist? Or is the threat of online trolls and constant anonymous attack stifling the online community.

Faculty Sponsor

Sonja Thomas

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1667

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Apr 30th, 9:00 AM Apr 30th, 11:55 AM

Online Utopia: An Exploration of Feminist Experience Online

Diamond 123

In Donna Haraways A Manifesto for Cyborgs Haraway argues that advancement of technology and space online is creating a more egalitarian space free of sexism, where categories of Male and Female are no longer necessary. This would assume that the internet is a third wave feminist utopia where all different voices and dialogs surround feminism and feminist embodiment can exist comfortably alongside each other. This presentation investigates this assumption about feminist engagement online (cyber-feminisum). Is cyber-feminism creating a space where different engagements with feminisms can coexist? Or is the threat of online trolls and constant anonymous attack stifling the online community.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/396