Category Archives: Feminist Technology

David Banks, a Ph.D. student in Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer who took my course on gender, science, and technology a number of years ago, keeps his eyes peeled for feminist technologies. Recently he sent me the link to … Continue reading

My co-author, Frances Bronet, Dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at University of Oregon, recently emailed me to tell me that some movie theaters in Sweden had adopted a rating system for films based on gender bias. … Continue reading

During the fall 2010 semester, students in my graduate course on Gender, Science, Technology, and Medicine read Feminist Technology.  One of their assignments was to generate a blog entry of their own. Here is one of the products they evaluated. —Linda Layne, … Continue reading

One of the things we learned in Feminist Technology is that the gender politics (sexism and feminism) of technologies are not only inscribed into products through their dimensions, weight, features, and functions, but often are inscribed upon them too. Following Hardon, … Continue reading

During the fall 2010 semester, students in my graduate course on Gender, Science, Technology, and Medicine read Feminist Technology.  One of their assignments was to generate a blog entry of their own. Here is one of the products they evaluated. —Linda Layne, … Continue reading

In the women’s  ‘loo’ in a pub in Cambridge, England I found a product which is promoted as one “designed by girls, for girls”— a “seduction kit” for three pounds, consisting of two condoms (one natural feel and one with … Continue reading

One of the questions raised by the discussion with my students regarding the virtues and vices of making birth control packs look like compacts is the relationship of fashion with feminism. I refer here not to the perennial questions of … Continue reading

The page proofs of Feminist Technology were ready in time for me to give the book a trial run in my spring course, Women Leaders/Feminist Entrepreneurs. As anticipated, the students really connected with the material. Always keen discussants, they were … Continue reading