In the twenty-first century, there has been considerable feminist-backlash, antifeminist sentiment, and talk about feminism being dead. By simply looking at the presence of feminists on the Web, we know that this assertion is false. What is evident is that feminism has indeed changed. In an Internet-saturated culture, feminists need to take on these "master's tools" of technology and embrace the Web, making it our own.
Friday, May 4, 2007
The Personal is Political
Also in Part I (Cyberactivism and Online Movement Making), Tracy L.M. Kennedy’s piece, “The Personal is Political: Feminist Blogging and Virtual Consciousness-Raising” traces the connections between the consciousness-raising feminist groups of the 60s and 70s and the online networking and discussions taking place among feminists today. Kennedy calls blogs a “new and valuable site for feminist consciousness-raising,” further commenting that