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Not TINA (There Is No Alternative) but TAPAS: THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES
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Revisiting the future with Laboria Cuboniks | A conversation | www.furtherfield.org

Revisiting the future with Laboria Cuboniks | A conversation | www.furtherfield.org | real utopias | Scoop.it

Techno-feminisms are, once again, on the ascent. The Xenofeminist Manifesto, published in 2015 by the collective Laboria Cuboniks, is a provocative and elaborate example for the renewed exhortation for gendered bodies to merge with technology, rationality and the sciences in order to defeat white supremacist patriarchal capitalism. Cornelia Sollfrank, a practising technofeminist artist with a long history and rich experience in building and contributing to cyber-feminist-net-art platforms and organisations, and Rachel Baker, a former ‘net artist’ currently involved in collaborative feminist performance and writing practices, are curious: What drives the resurrected hype around techno-feminisms? What is new about the future 30 years after Cyberfeminism? Will the current techno-feminist virus take hold? Or has recent history resulted in an aesthetic immunity to the strategy of “seductive semiotic parasites?”

 

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Feminism: An Unchallenged Social Revolution

Despite the emergence of a large and vocal women's movement, social upheaval on a scale not seen since the industrial revolution, and the insinuation of ...
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Rowan Blanchard Is Starting A Teen Feminist Revolution - MTV.com

Rowan Blanchard Is Starting A Teen Feminist Revolution - MTV.com | real utopias | Scoop.it
Here's how Rowan Blanchard is changing the media narrative for teen girls, one impassioned tweet at a time.
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Angela Davis at Occupy Wall Street

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Legendary feminist and black power activist Angela Davis spoke at Occupy Wall Street on October 30th. She was on fire!
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Four decades of thinking gender: the gains, struggles and debates

Four decades of thinking gender: the gains, struggles and debates | real utopias | Scoop.it
The past four decades have produced gains around the world for women and girls in literacy, formal education, life expectancy, workforce participation and access to some professions. We have also seen…
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Women's liberation: The Marxist tradition - International Viewpoint


In capitalist societies, women in property-holding families reproduce heirs; women in working-class families reproduce generations of labor power for the system.

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Not all Feminists: How modern Feminism has become complicated, messy ... - National Post

Not all Feminists: How modern Feminism has become complicated, messy ... - National Post | real utopias | Scoop.it


Lisa Sandford stands for “equality and freedom.” She loves the men in her life, but in no way thinks women are the weaker sex. She appreciates that she has choices in life and, when the time comes, she plans to be a stay at home mother.

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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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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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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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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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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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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation