A History Of Feminist Engagement With Development And Digital Technologies

An APC Issue Paper (13 pages) written by Anita Gurumurthy. "The history of feminist engagement with digital technologies highlights one key take-away: the need to integrate gender justice and economic justice concerns in feminist political action. The vision of the internet as an enabler of the range of social, economic, cultural and political rights of women and gender minorities, individually and collectively, cannot be actualised in the absence of recognition of their right to communicate – to the agency it bestows, and the structures it contains. The history of the right to communicate reveals the contestation between powerful status quoist forces and those who seek transformative, global change for justice and equality."