Friday, March 06, 2009

Happy International Womyns Day

I have never really celebrated it before but glad to acknowledge all the amazing women making it happen, in small ways or big ways. I am talking about the ladies who can break social norms and do what they want to do because it makes them happy and because they are creative passionate people.

Those are all my girls back in Vancouver, and those I have known throughout my stints to Europe (especially Belgium), Mozambique, Kenya, South Africa and beyond. And my mom, my grandma and girl cousins and nieces.

There is still a strong fight to give women the capabilities and chance to strive for their ideal job or ideal life. If things remain as it is, then we'll never see a world of non-violence and equality for all people. So even if you don't feel the pressure of inequality from where you are, know that it is still strong in other parts of the world, and we can always use your strength or words of support to know that you believe in a better world than what exists today.

fighting words for International Womyns Day (weekend).

Check out women and technology history:

wyatt, sally. 2008. Feminism, Technology and the Information Society: Learning from the past, imagining the future. Information, Communication and Sociey 11(1) - 111-130.

Within the article, it mentions Donna Haraway's 1985 "Manifesto for Cyborgs," -
"Taking responsibility for the social relations of science and technology means refusing an anti-science metaphysics, a demonology of technology, and so means embracing the skillful task of reconstructing the boundaries of daily life, in partial connection with others, in communication with all of our part" (1985, page 100) - Summary: Women's lives are intimately entwined with technologies.

1 comment:

StandTall-The Activist said...

You are worth celebrating too dearie...