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Cyber Feminism: Unleashing Women Power through Technology

J. R. Mohanty1 & Swati Samantaray2

1Professor, School of Computer Applications, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. ORCID: 0000-0002-8762-3037.Email: jnyana1@gmail.com

2Associate Professor, School of Humanities, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. ORCID: 0000-0002-4823-9278. Email:  swati.sray@gmail.com

 Volume 9, Number 2, 2017 I Full Text PDF

DOI: 10.21659/rupkatha.v9n2.33

Received May 11, 2017; Revised July 07, 2017; Accepted July 07, 2017; Published August 06, 2017.

Abstract

Feminism is an existential struggle to assert one’s individuality—it stands for gender equality, independence and empowerment to women. The concept of feminism examines and analyzes gender identity, by way of targeting women’s autonomous self-identity. If we enter into the world of cyberspace we find technology is opening up the possibility for female emancipation. Over just two decades, the Internet has worked a thorough revolution and is considered to be a great equalizer; yet, access to it is not uniformly shared. This paper explores what Internet along with the cyberspace signifies to women and how they employ the cyberspace for their personal schedule from a socio-anthropological perspective. Cyber feminism is basically involved with countering the recognized and accepted domination of men in the employment and advancement of information and communication technology (ICT) and cyberspace. The image of technology needs to change to incorporate a female view.

Key words: Cyberspace, Cyber feminism, female emancipation, Information and communication Technology.

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