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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Feminism and (Un)Hacking » Journal of Peer Production

Feminism and (Un)Hacking » Journal of Peer Production | real utopias | Scoop.it

There has been a recent growth in interest in feminist approaches to practices like hacking, tinkering, geeking and making. What started off as an interest in furthering representations of women in the technical fields of computer science and engineering, often along the lines of liberal feminism, has now grown into social, cultural, and political analyses of gendered modes of social reproduction, expertise, and work, among others. Practices of hacking, tinkering, geeking, and making have been criticized for their overtly masculinist approaches, often anchored in the Euro-American techno-centers of Silicon Valley and Cambridge that have created a culture of entrepreneurial heroism and a certain understanding of technopolitical liberation, or around the German Chaos Computer Club (CCC).

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Why Does Equal Pay Really Matter? - Huffington Post

Why Does Equal Pay Really Matter? - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it

There is no question that women and minorities are not at salary parity with white males in our business culture. They are not. But the prevailing myth that this is an evil plot to oppress us doesn't fly with me, because when you look under the covers of equal pay, things get much more complex. In sum, the current wage gap serves a purpose, both for businesses and for many women themselves; and in doing so it's undermining the interests and needs of us all.

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La Alzada: “The revolution must include the feminist struggle, with and inside ... - Anarkismo.net

La Alzada: “The revolution must include the feminist struggle, with and inside ... - Anarkismo.net | real utopias | Scoop.it


Both discussed their deep disappointment that the French Revolution did not bring substantial changes to the social conditions and place of women.

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Work Together to Complete a “Social Revolution,” Says Baccalaureate Speaker | BU Today | Boston University

Work Together to Complete a “Social Revolution,” Says Baccalaureate Speaker | BU Today | Boston University | real utopias | Scoop.it

“If you look around and see that the people you work or study with all look like you, you’ll know something’s wrong, and work to change it,” she said. “Completing this revolution won’t happen by the passage of time, but because you make it happen.”

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The Making of Capitalist Patriarchy: Interview with Silvia Federici

The Making of Capitalist Patriarchy: Interview with Silvia Federici | real utopias | Scoop.it

In December, we interviewed Silvia Federici, a Marxist-feminist thinker, author and activist. Federici was a member of the International Feminist Collective beginning in the 1970’s, which produced the Campaign for Wages for Housework along with Selma James and Maria Dalla Costa. She is the author of Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation and Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle.


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